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Under the Shade of an Old Oak Tree

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 7 July 2014 in Plant & Nature.

This is the Capitol Willow Oak. It stands on the the north side of the grounds of the U.S. Capitol. The diameter of the tree trunk was huge!

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

© Copyright 2019 Elaine Hancock, All Rights Reserved

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

A wonderful old tree, the stories it could tell

7 Jul 2014 6:23am

jean pierre from paris, France

magnifiques arbres!! amitiés

7 Jul 2014 6:23am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Un immense arbre avec la tour ce banc et le personnage sueprbe.

7 Jul 2014 6:32am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Imposing ... and beautiful !

7 Jul 2014 6:40am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Ah, that old oak has seen some changes . .

7 Jul 2014 6:53am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

great shot

7 Jul 2014 7:02am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Superbe cette composition! j'aime+++++

7 Jul 2014 8:14am

FotoAnna ❀ from Mother earth, Netherlands

Beautiful place to site under, Eaine!
Like it a lot...

7 Jul 2014 9:12am

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

A very mighty tree. Very cool! Have a great day!

7 Jul 2014 9:14am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

That oak must have some stories to tell

7 Jul 2014 9:27am

Elsabe from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

Beautiful old oak tree and superbly photographed .

7 Jul 2014 10:56am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, colors, lighting & textures!
wonderful tree!

7 Jul 2014 11:01am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Awesome old tree nice place for a picnic:)

7 Jul 2014 11:11am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

The wonder of nature - and I like how the seated figure gives a sense of scale.

7 Jul 2014 11:40am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Awesome park

7 Jul 2014 11:49am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Looks in good shape too. Nice tree portrait

7 Jul 2014 11:57am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Fabulous photo wit beautiful nuances of green !

7 Jul 2014 1:25pm

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Very beautiful image in this light and these colors !

7 Jul 2014 1:39pm

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Very peaceful and calm. Having some rests and reading books are so nice under the shade. A big tree seems as if it would be watching over a person fondly. Wonderful framing and nice colors.
Have a great week, Elaine. :)

7 Jul 2014 1:39pm

michel creze from le havre, France

Belle composition ! ce arbre est majestueux !!!

Beautiful composition! this tree is majestic!

7 Jul 2014 2:43pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

belle composition, grandiose cet arbre.

7 Jul 2014 2:49pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot of this amazingly large tree. I like having the bench to help us grasp the enormous size of old oak tree.

7 Jul 2014 2:49pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful park place, nice composition.

7 Jul 2014 2:53pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful capture. Very big tree. I like the beautiful textures.

7 Jul 2014 3:00pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Impressive tree. Beautifully captured.:-)

7 Jul 2014 5:42pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like that you composed this with the tree as the focus. Gorgeous

7 Jul 2014 5:57pm

Sonja from Wörgl, Austria

A fantastic tree and a nice place !

7 Jul 2014 6:11pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Very nicely shared. I love our old oak trees. They are so beautiful. Majestic.

7 Jul 2014 6:22pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Great tree, and the inclusion of the park bench sitter adds human interest.

7 Jul 2014 6:22pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Whouaoo! Quel superbe arbre! J'adore les arbres et celui-ci est vraiment exceptionnel!

7 Jul 2014 7:58pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

great place to rest, elaine and to enjoy this beautiful old oak!! :-))

7 Jul 2014 8:55pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

The tree is really impressive and the sitting person gives a perfect scale reference to the scene ... Beautiful image !!!

7 Jul 2014 10:41pm

danthro from Suburbia, United States

beautiful old oak. nice capture of the detail and textures.

8 Jul 2014 12:17am

Devi from Chennai, India

Wow!! That's a massive size !! Love this image:)

8 Jul 2014 12:31am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Whoa! The person on the bench really helps establish the grand scale of the tree!! The tree fills the frame beautifully.

8 Jul 2014 12:35am

Steyners from Portland, United States

Oh what a smashing giant .. beautifully photographed ..!

8 Jul 2014 3:39am

rem_la from Villiers, France

magnifique cette arbre

8 Jul 2014 4:28am

Diana from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful image.

8 Jul 2014 5:23am

Langevine from Angers, France


8 Jul 2014 12:13pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful massive oak tree and the person on the park bench puts the size into perspective.

8 Jul 2014 7:34pm