Weekly Photo Challenge: Distorted

As soon as I saw this weeks challenge I remembered this photo, taken in the ground of Dartington Hall in Devon. I believe the large and very old tree was struck by lightning and that the dark stuff is applied to protect its insides. It seems to have saved it thank goodness, because it’s in a row and it would be a huge loss. As well as its own twists and turns I have fresco’d it with Photoshop.