I have to say as far as my great ideas go, the way I went about scouting out a place to take these photos was not one at all. I mean I decided to go and explore a wooded area near my house, which no one ever goes in... for a reason. It had just been raining too and everything was slippery. As this wooded area is on a hill I nearly fell flat on my face in the mud a fair few times and got a bit stuck more than once. Then panicked and got out of where I was as fast as possible. Oops.
But then (when I was back on firm, flat, paved ground) I saw a fence that was twisted out of shape from it's post at one point and growing into a tree at another. I made another great decision to climb up a very steep and slippery bit of hill to get where I was for these photos. it worked out in the end!I don't really think these photos show how steep it was, or quite how muddy my shoes were, but that's the magic of photography I guess.