I love this tree and how it towers above the clump of smaller living, breathing, undergrowth which surrounds it, in an otherwise open field.
It was once a mighty tree, but gave all it had, including it’s life and vitality. Yet here it remains…almost as a show of obstinate defiance…a tower of strength through time.
This shot was taken in Central AL (Southeastern USA) with a Panasonic Lumix G2
shutter spd: 1/320
iso spd: 100
Minimal PP in GIMP