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Giants in Winter by FlorentCourty Giants in Winter by FlorentCourty
These old beech trees are called "The Alley of Giants", they are some of the oldest beech trees that can be found here (around 400 years old) because they remain from a time where the people didn't cut this kind of trees at their base : they only cut one trunk and left the trees alive, so the trees are still there today and have very particular shapes.
The image was taken in early february, at this time we had huge snowfalls in central France, and some wind, so the huge trunks of the Giants were beautifully ensnowed.
At the moment of the picture, some snow was falling rapidly coming in front of me, creating fog in the distance. It was quite short and strange, but really nice conditions to capture this place in a harsh winter mood.

Allier, France.

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FabioKeiner Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very finest
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featured: light inspiered



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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Incredible image. I wish there was some scale, a human or something to put it into perspective. It looks like a wonderland!!
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EBENEWOOD Featured By Owner May 3, 2013   General Artist
Superbe sensation d'éternité......Leur imposante stature rappelle celle des colonnes d'un temple oublié...:sun::clap:
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Hello.
You have been featured in my Best of March-feature!
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Have a nice week! :rose:
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StrixCZ Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful scenery :clap: And the trees really do look like giants! :nod: :+fav:
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John-Peter Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! :wave:
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Pronus Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Nice composition, not obvious.
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Semuele Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! :D
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This great work has been featured here:Animals, Plants and Nature Spotlight Vol. 25 [link]
Looking forward to seeing more art from you at #devPREMIUM .

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EmilioBrown Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Nice ;)
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grey56 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful piece - made the more lively by its description. Thank you for sharing.
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Marianne95 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome!
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CharlieA-Photos Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
Beautiful winter scene! Wonderful light and depth in this photo, amazing work. :)
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StrangeWalk Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Photographer
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ankica26 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Nice
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Beautiful!
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Nice Shot :clap:
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nice job
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FlorentCourty Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Thanks man !
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!!!!
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FlorentCourty Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Thanks ! :)
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome:heart::hug:
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TheGreyNinja Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ridiculously beautiful....
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FlorentCourty Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Thank you !
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blaird83 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Beautiful Trees
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FlorentCourty Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Thanks :)
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Pinedrop Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Beautiful light, and the snow on these "giants" makes them so much more interesting!
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FlorentCourty Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Thanks !
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Most welcome. :-)
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EirianSeren Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Looks amazing
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FlorentCourty Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Thank you !
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amazing!
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FlorentCourty Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Thanks ;)
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John-Peter Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful! :)
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FlorentCourty Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Thanks man !
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