Dead and living side by side, still reaching for the sky...

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Comments (14)

Nawitka on April 22, 2009

What a fantastic tree! (Did you get to stop for this one LOL?) Did you notice this is not mapped?

Sue Allen on April 22, 2009

Oh, thanks for telling me it wasn't mapped, Nawitka. I got in rather a tangle while doing that as I was interrupted as I was putting a whole heap of photos on. I still haven't got around to putting titles on half of them, which is unheard of for me. Oh well, all in good time. I'm so glad you liked this shot. It is a very dramatic old tree, isn't it? I didn't get to stop to take it, but was using the trusty splashing water setting yet again. Honestly, I was just about pleading to be able to stop, but have come to the conclusion that I shall have to come out here for a walk, or at least for a sedentary drive by myself so I can stop when I jolly well like. :D Thanks so much for visiting and leaving all these great comments, I'm so pleased to read them all!

Very best wishes to you,


Jean Gregory Evans on May 3, 2009

Lovely blasted tree and excellent stormy sky too.

William Stephens on June 17, 2009

Ah - someone else who likes to take pictures of dead trees! Nice one...


Sue Allen on June 18, 2009

Susan @llen said:

Thank you, Jean, and thanks also William! I couldn't really frame this up properly, as I was whizzing along in the car, which was rather annoying as I wanted to stop all along the way to take photos. My husband rightly said that if I stopped all the time we wouldn't get to where we were going. Darn it. He was right for once! :)

William, I have a favourite dead tree tag concerning a certain tree along the home stretch which I just have to photograph on a daily basis, but I don't post them all, thank goodness. It's just the perfect tree - good shape, and the way the light fingers its way over the smooth branches is hypnotic!

I just hope no one cuts it down for firewood. I should be gutted!

Best wishes to you both as always and thank you so much for visiting,


Tony Reid on July 1, 2009

Cool, dead tree, Sue!!

Cheers, Tony in New Zealand

TALAT DUMAN on July 17, 2009

a beautiful composition, congratulations you Greetings

tu-quoque on September 15, 2009

Incredible vision of quiet and strange atmosphere.

Sue Allen on September 15, 2009

Thanks very much, Tony, ¤-¤ E A G L E ¤-¤ and tu-quoque for your lovely words of encouragement. The dead and the living side by side both still reaching for the sky was quite a poignant sight for me and I am very glad you enjoyed this shot.

Very best wishes to you all,


Lecleire Jacques on December 30, 2009

A beautiful picture Susan. Thank you for the visit and your nice comments to my pictures. I appreciate that coming from you. Sorry that it take so long to visit again your collection but i have some problems with my pc. I will buy a new one after my ski holidays. From the 12th till end February i am in Germany ! Vacation !

Greetings. Jacques

thor☼odin™ on December 30, 2009

Susan this is a great shot that has a great story to tell: Why?? How?? well that's how life is one thrives and one whithers :)) Warm greetings, Peter

juan carlos Barros on November 21, 2010

Hermosas tus fotos. esta me gusto. saludos desde San Rafael Mendoza - Republica Argentina. LIKE para esta foto

klaustschei on July 8, 2011

you are giving such a mass of information on your beautyful country! Thanks a lot;)

Sergio N. Verrillo (… on February 25, 2013

Grande composizione! YSL. Saluti, Serghiei1

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 18, 2009
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    by Sue Allen
    • Camera: Traveler DC-X5
    • Taken on 2009/04/18 02:25:55
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/421)
    • Focal Length: 6.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash