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Two Old Neighbors


Poster: santos  (see this users gallery)
Views: 1949
Date: February 25, 2012
Description: Near the Pont du Gard (the ancient Roman aqueduct bridge that crosses the Gard River in southern France), there are three very old olive trees (2 of them in this photo). The three are each over a thousand years old. One of them (I think it is the closest one in the photo) was planted in the year 938, in Spain, and later was transplanted where it lives now. It still bears fruit Smile The two other trees are believed to be contemporaries.


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Registered: October 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 1
February 25, 2012 1:26pm

what a wonderful old tree, bw is perfect for this shot, can you imagine what this tree has seen in its lifetime....perfect.

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Registered: May 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 7
February 25, 2012 10:06pm

WOW, Santos. I bet tis makes a fantastic print.

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Registered: August 2006
Location: United States
Posts: 41
February 25, 2012 10:19pm

A lovely image! The spacing creates great depth, and the olive branch canopy forms a beautiful top border. This is really fine work.
Khun Hans

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Registered: October 2005
Location: Thailand
Posts: 444
February 25, 2012 11:48pm

Love to hear the story of the trees, Santiago. Your photo provides all the quality this tree deseves.
Dirk Juergensen

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Registered: June 2005
Location: Germany
Posts: 95
February 26, 2012 1:57am

An excellent candidate for black and white. Your careful conversion and your great eye for composition makes this a stunner just like so many others before.

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Registered: August 2005
Location: Australia
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February 26, 2012 7:54am

These magnificent old trees have been given the treatment they deserve. A stunning image, Santiago.

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Registered: June 2006
Location: United States
Posts: 377
February 26, 2012 8:30pm

Not that I disliked it but just hadn't got aorund to commenting becasue of the traffic jam of the DV crowd(DV keep em comming) but the more I look at this the more I like it. Really would like to see how it prints out--ron s.
Amazing Images

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Registered: July 2004
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 400
February 27, 2012 5:06pm

Great photo, what a lines. Well done.

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Registered: December 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 25415
February 10, 2015 2:58pm

Fantastic image