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if you dig out and place a man-made pond in a lovely meadow where a tree is living, you will kill the tree

 

Of all the means of expression, photography is the only one that fixes a precise moment in time. We play with subjects that disappear; and when they’re gone, it’s impossible to bring them back to life.
— Henri Cartier-Bresson said that

25 Comments

a penny for your thoughts?

Elaine Hancockreply
March 28, 2018 at 5:11 pm

The skeletal remains of the tree have such an empty feeling. It was once a magnificent living thing.

Michael Rawlukreply
March 28, 2018 at 5:41 pm

Henri Cartier-Bresson is one of my favourites.
Trees are beautiful even in death.

Harryreply
March 28, 2018 at 10:12 pm

it is sad to see a dead tree even if it makes a fine photo subject

marjolein van de fotokraamreply
March 28, 2018 at 11:55 pm

Indeed, too much of water, but good image !

lislreply
March 29, 2018 at 12:41 am

I have seen this happen on a local place called the Somerset Levels, where a whole little wood has died. There is virtually nothing left of it now

Tatar@Yreply
March 29, 2018 at 12:45 am

Une belle silhouette pourtant, dommage.

Bill Phillipsreply
March 29, 2018 at 1:33 am

Whole villages have been buried when large ponds have been dug to make reservoirs

Martine Liboutonreply
March 29, 2018 at 1:53 am

Une belle photo et une très belle citation photographique et je suis bien d’accord.

willemreply
March 29, 2018 at 3:18 am

This solitary tree in the middle of the water is well photographed, sad and atmospheric photo.

grouserreply
March 29, 2018 at 4:13 am

it has a stark beauty in death though

Ana Lúciareply
March 29, 2018 at 5:44 am

Very sad.

ruthiebearreply
March 29, 2018 at 8:04 am

I am sensing a dark undertone this week. There is a sadness in this beauty.

Annereply
March 29, 2018 at 8:44 am

What a shame – but it is hanging on in there to tell its tale.

Nicoureply
March 29, 2018 at 11:00 am

Cet arbre sec et les pieds dans l’eau quelle vue il est immense
Belle soirée

Stevenreply
March 29, 2018 at 1:57 pm

This tree stands stoically as it perseveres in the water!

Dianereply
March 29, 2018 at 2:16 pm

so true, about the tree in the meadow and the perfectly paired quote by Henri Cartier-Bresson.

mhelenereply
March 29, 2018 at 2:31 pm

Superb composition . Trees are alive , they live and die…

….peterreply
March 29, 2018 at 2:56 pm

this is an excellent composition… even in death the tree remains majestic Sherri….peter:)

Stevereply
March 29, 2018 at 4:45 pm

Some of the beauty remains.

Elaine-reply
March 30, 2018 at 2:54 am

yes, that tree is definitely over watered…. poor tree!

Claudioreply
March 30, 2018 at 12:15 pm

Yes true, but allow Sherri to take a good picture. 🙂
We have submerged an entire country, the only thing that rises from the water is the bell tower of a church, I have a picture but it is still on paper, I should recover a scanner.

B. thomasreply
March 30, 2018 at 12:22 pm

It may become a habitat for birds or critters. We can hope so.

Ayush Basureply
April 1, 2018 at 9:26 am

and i imagine no birds nest there in the bare branches, Sherri.

JMS*reply
April 1, 2018 at 8:31 pm

Oui, c’est bien dommage que l’homme ne soit pas plus responsable vis à vis de la nature.

Kikireply
April 5, 2018 at 11:21 am

Beautiful image of this dead tree but still standing!

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