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Feb 7, 2013, 4:51:51 PM
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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
augenweide Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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!!
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:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured in my Best of March-feature!
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Please check it out and give a favourite if you enjoyed it.
Have a nice week! :rose:
StrixCZ Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful scenery :clap: And the trees really do look like giants! :nod: :+fav:
John-Peter Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! :wave:
Your work has been choosen to be part of our "Best of Week" Voting Poll in the group :iconnature-capture:.
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Pronus Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Nice composition, not obvious.
Semuele Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! :D
A2Matos Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013   Photographer
This great work has been featured here:Animals, Plants and Nature Spotlight Vol. 25 [link]
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