Orton on the Hill is a small hamlet which got it’s name from the fact you can see four different counties from there. The counties, which are visible on a good day from the hill, are Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire. From where I live in Tamworth, I cross two counties in little over 5 miles to reach the view point. The hill itself is not what you say, large, as it raises a mere 40 metres or about 130ft above the surrounding area.
This first image was taken a couple of months ago, from the viewpoint on the top of the hill. I like this shot because of the clouds and the greenness of the field. I placed the tree on almost the third to give it a classic composition.
This second image was taken this month of July. I decide to go into the wheat field and capture the tree with the sunset behind. I was lucky that the sunset was spectacular framing the tree in silhouette. This is one my favourites of the month so far.
It never ceases to amaze me how a place can change with the seasons and the time of the day.