D5581 Bledlow 21 April 2013

After one of the coldest and latest springs on record, the sycamore buds are finally starting to open, as D5581 passes Bledlow on 21 April 2013 with the 2C04 10:16 Thame Junction to Chinnor service, during the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway's Diesel Gala. As the sun would not yet be on the front of a southbound train at this time of day at this location, I opted for a more unconventional and distant viewpoint. Searching around for something to add foreground interest, I noticed this tree, and although it meant standing on a stepladder almost in the middle of the hedge in order to get just the right viewpoint, I think it was worth the effort.