This is a Scots Pine Tree. It is originally a native tree. Pollen found in soil samples from bogs indicates that Scots pine was widespread in Ireland thousands of years ago. Pine stumps have been found in bogs, standing where they grew, 7,000 years ago, before the formation of the peat. Most of the pines around the countryside now were imported from Scotland and planted over the last 150 years.
I found these old pines near Glenfinnan at the end of the Loch Sheil. I decided to approach to the creative processing of the photo with the idea of making a reader of the photo to pause and really look at this old tree by bringing out its beautiful structure.