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Lone Tree

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 19 December 2011 in Plant & Nature.

I drive by this tree often and have always admired it's beauty and spreading branches. I finally took the time to stop and take pictures of it. I wanted to pay homage to the tree. The land was a farm and has been sold for development. It will soon be turned into houses or a shopping mall. I don't know what will happen to the tree but I think it is beautiful.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

© Copyright 2020 Elaine Hancock, All Rights Reserved

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Well, I'd like to think that any development will make this wonderful tree a point of focus - its loss would, indeed, be a tragedy . . .

19 Dec 2011 5:08am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Suberbe solitiare avec le belle branches qui se découpent dans ce ciel gris grandisoe
Belle joournée

19 Dec 2011 5:34am

sunstonemaria from California, United States

beautiful and strong!!!

19 Dec 2011 6:01am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Ah, you may have saved the tree for posterity...maybe it will be saved for a prominent spot in the landscaping of the mall...we can only hope !! :-)

19 Dec 2011 6:11am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

I like this unique shot
well done

19 Dec 2011 7:02am

bahman parandin from kermanshah, Iran

great mood.nice light.

19 Dec 2011 7:06am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Simple and very effective

19 Dec 2011 7:20am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

I like the strong tree.

19 Dec 2011 7:27am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Strong image, would be a shame if this is cut down.

19 Dec 2011 8:47am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Fantastic !!! I simply love it ! Phil

19 Dec 2011 10:03am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Really nice solitaire capture.

19 Dec 2011 10:57am

Baldwin J from Bejuma, Venezuela

Amazing shot!

19 Dec 2011 11:39am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A stunning image of this beautiful tree Elaine! 5-stars!!! Bravo! ;-)

19 Dec 2011 12:06pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

A very beautiful and peaceful capture. I hope the developers keep the tree!

19 Dec 2011 2:01pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

I love this dramatic picture. The shape of the tree is beautiful.

19 Dec 2011 3:43pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful solitary tree in great light and mono

19 Dec 2011 3:51pm

Jaytee from Fresno, California, United States

Really outstanding shot Elaine!

19 Dec 2011 3:53pm

Shahriar choobin from Mashhad, Iran


19 Dec 2011 4:22pm

Mandar from Kudal, India


19 Dec 2011 5:27pm

Sebastien from Genève, Switzerland

Beautiful in b&w!

19 Dec 2011 6:46pm

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

I fear the days of this beauty are limited! Lovely image to record its beauty for eternity!!!!

19 Dec 2011 7:54pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful capture in B&W! I like that you did not level the ground, but kept the "tilt" there. The tree is quite mature with its dense network of branches as well.

19 Dec 2011 8:27pm

@Steven: I had to park my car off the highway and then climb up this little hill. The whole property has a barbed wire fence around it. I kept getting tangled in the wire trying to lean over it to take the picture!

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

For spotlight!!! Excellent composition...postcard photo! 5*****!!!

19 Dec 2011 9:34pm

Sterre from Vianen, Netherlands

Great this B&W photo of the three, it lets the lonelineness of the three stand out even more.
Nice composition.

19 Dec 2011 9:57pm

Sterre from Vianen, Netherlands

Sorry for the mistake Three .
The good word must are tree.

19 Dec 2011 10:01pm

omid from mashhad, Iran


19 Dec 2011 10:14pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

fantastic b/w elaine

19 Dec 2011 10:23pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

excellent. marvelous tree

20 Dec 2011 1:09am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

ps - while you have the chance, take tons of photos of that incredible tree

20 Dec 2011 1:11am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

A fine art shot if I ever saw one, Elaine. Truly fantastic work, and probably my favorite image of the day. Superb shooting!

20 Dec 2011 2:02am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

THis is fabulous. I love the tones in your b/w composition.

20 Dec 2011 3:32am

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

a mighty tree and behind it a nice grey sky drawn

20 Dec 2011 4:54am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

A wonderful black and white, the tones just feel right!

20 Dec 2011 5:14am

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Simple, but it works here...nice image!

20 Dec 2011 1:47pm

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Terrific detail in the limbs. A noble tree indeed.

21 Dec 2011 1:42am

Ani from Bordeaux, France

Wonderful picture !!!

21 Dec 2011 12:50pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique en noir et blanc.

22 Dec 2011 10:00pm