A friend from days long past by jchanders

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By 9th October 2012 650 views, 9 favorites and 31 comments.

This old oaktree must have lived up to 200 years before he turned into a mysterious landmark of a glorious past. Unfortunately a heavy storm in January 2007 caused him to fall down. So only old memories remain whispering in the wind.

Near Maartensdijk/The Netherlands, 17th September 2006, 8.33 am
Panasonic FZ10, 6-72 mm at 6 mm
F 4,6, 1/800, ISO 50

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mist, mystery, netherlands, oaktree, maartensdijk, tops

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  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 6 years ago

    Such a shame now that it has gone. But we still have your great picture …

  • naturelover
    natureloverabout 6 years ago

    It looks really sad, Oaks are such majestic trees, such a pity-but a superb shot!

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillabout 6 years ago

    A Ghost tree, making you remember it as it was, Great shot, very atmospheric capture

  • LindaR
    LindaRabout 6 years ago

    a lovely tribute to this tree ~ this is a stunning capture ~ the silhouette against the misty sun speaks so softly ~ I believe this would be a terrific add to the groups “Stillness Speaks” and “Photo-Zen”
    bravo on this!

  • Many thanks, also for the lovely suggestion. To my great pleasure both groups accepted the shot.

    – jchanders

  • Heather  Rivet  IPA
    Heather Rivet...about 6 years ago


  • Zeanana
    Zeananaabout 6 years ago

    This picture is prove to how much character a tree can have! Seeing this, I absolutely understand, why the nordics see the Oak as a holy tree!
    If I could, I would bow to that tree now…
    Thank you for this wonderful capture!

  • berndt2
    berndt2about 6 years ago

    Haunting shot…

  • DWarren
    DWarrenabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful image with this old oak silhouetted against a glorious sky! Oh, if only trees could talk, what stories they could tell…

  • Kate Towers IPA
    Kate Towers IPAabout 6 years ago

    nice atmosphere.. pretty image

  • midzing
    midzingabout 6 years ago

    gorgeous shot, well done

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