These beech trees are on a hedge of the top car park at Merrivale high on Dartmoor,exposed to all winds and weathers the leaves have long since been lost just leaving just their skeletal shapes outlined against the evening sky.
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SnapRJW (31629) 2014-01-05 4:15
What a super shot Les. The clouds appear to burst out from the centre of the horizon and fan out across the heavens giving an excellent dynamic to the landscape. The starkness of the trees against this backdrop is heightened and to my eyes it looks as if the trees are dancing and ancient dance celebrating the beauty of the natural world. This is a shot that will remain in my mind for ages, it has a real connection to the mysterious legends of the west country. Top class! Warm regards Rosemary
yquem46 (38752) 2014-01-05 4:15
So simple and beautiful with these naked trees standing out on the gorgeous blueish/pinkish sky
Bravo, have a nice sunday
lousat (91424) 2014-01-05 4:18
Hi Les,spectacular sky so well exposed to take the best colors of this magic moment,i like a lot how you play with the trees silhouettes,impressives details and very rich composition too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
mesutilgim (95260) 2014-01-05 4:37
Very nice capture of those leafless trees backed with adramatic sky !
Ver good graphical effect.
TFS and have a nice weekend
claudeD (38734) 2014-01-05 4:49
Wow! What an simple but amazing picture. Excellent colors and perfect light managment. I like the view and the atmosphere very much.tfs.
With regards from Luxembourg
jhm (152970) 2014-01-05 4:56
What a wonderful contrast picture with the splendid sky.
Wonderful colours in the clouds.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Excellent panorama view about these area.
Composition and presentation are pleasant to look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
ricardomattos (7055) 2014-01-05 5:17
Very nice Leslie. I love it.
Wonderful sky and composition!
snunney (99116) 2014-01-05 5:32
The sky is quite spectacular and makes a superb backcloth for the leafless trees. Love the intricate patterns of the silhouetted branches and the equally fascinating cloud formations. Sorry, no more smilies left today. Perfectly exposed with top class technical presentation.
grigand (20013) 2014-01-05 6:00
A wonderful light of sunset and nice compo with silhouette of trees, congrat.
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-05 7:37
What a Shot! The trees are as if stretching their best to stop the flow of the clouds. Great imagery! Outstanding colors, lights and above all - the composition - make this frame unforgettable.
Thanks for sharing.
kwekwekan (1078) 2014-01-05 7:53
Great composition, stark silhouettes of the barren trees and a fantastically coloured evening sky - altogether you created a very beautiful image of the Devonshire landscape.
holmertz (52782) 2014-01-05 7:56
I would almost expect a zombie to appear from behind the wall. The atmosphere created by the spectacular colours and the silhouettes of the trees looks like from a scary movie. The view is tremendous and a joy to anyone taking colour photos. It would be no good to convert this to B&W :-).
abmdsudi (54097) 2014-01-05 8:36
That's flaming pink sunset! This looks absolutely amazing taken from wonderful point of view filled with softness and the most delicate colours and hues.
Very good exposure and really add to the charm of the skeletal trees, despite the wind for me this tells of a relaxed evening. Simply delightful shot, Congrats and TFS
tenretin (2559) 2014-01-05 10:15
A beautiful composition with splendid colors.
gildasjan (43608) 2014-01-05 10:24
le cadrage de ces arbres est soigné et ici ce ciel majestueux par ses couleurs les mettent bien en valeur.J'aime beaucoup les teintes de ce ciel.
Bonne année 2014
cargus (10253) 2014-01-05 10:47
A sunset with beautiful colors, well played, clarity and contrast, well done picture.!
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-01-05 11:18
Beautiful composition with gorgeous colours. The foreground, the trees and the distant horizon as well depicted with great precision. Thanks for sharing this wonderful picture.
npecanhuk (75460) 2014-01-05 12:29
Very beautiful picture!
I love the silhouette of those trees!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
siudzi (34141) 2014-01-05 13:15
Wow! What a spectacular shot this! The colorful sky looks simply marvelous and was photographed perfectly to achieve such a great visual result. Bravo! TFS!
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-01-06 1:38
again your photo leaves me quite jealous - you had fantastic light and the sky seems to be almost unreal. The lilac and blue colors make wonderful combination and provide awesome background for the beech trees. Their dark silhouettes make very nice subject.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-01-06 4:03
love this! There is something about trees in winter that just makes them all the more beautiful as skeletons. When set against the sky and light here they just look like ghosts of summer. Almost poetic this image and presented irresistibly. Superb!
chrislo (4155) 2014-01-06 11:01
What an awesome composition ! I really love the brilliant and surreal atmosphere you manage to create in your pictures. I'm so amazed by the colour variations of the sky, a superb mixture of pink, yellow and blue that blend in perfect harmony. The silhouettes of the bare trees are so graceful under this rich coloured sky. The whole picture gives the viewer a feeling of peace and appreciation of the beauty of nature. Well done.
fabbs99 (17167) 2014-01-06 18:45
Superb shot of the beach trees.Perfect lighting and sharpness.Very well done,TFS.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-01-07 0:47
These type of cloud formations are a signature of your shots and this time you have got them in wonderful twilight colors. The trees devoid of any leaves seems to be waiting for the good times to come. Top class photo, truly spectacular! Thanks for sharing.
amaryllis (37039) 2014-01-07 2:35
très belle composition comme un éventail formé par les nuages déposant des moutons dans le ciel, ces arbres dépouillés de leurs feuilles, et ces couleurs orangées superbes
une excellente réalisation
mcmtanyel (22690) 2014-01-08 21:17
The peach trees may not have much on them but the colorful clouds more than make up for what the trees are missing. A very pleasant image with different layers of colors.
daddo (26788) 2014-01-09 2:24
Hi Leslie.Seen a lot of fireworks photos recently for the new year, but this is god's own fireworks display, Amazing colours that fill the sky in a fiery show. Belated wishes for a great year. Klaudio.
wolf38 (31296) 2014-01-11 1:05
Hello Leslie. The photo is a true-color artwork. Very successful composition, fine light. The special is, of course, extraordinarily beautiful sky. Really very beautiful.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
vjmite (4216) 2014-01-14 4:06
Stunning colors and lovely tree shapes. The clouds also form a interesting pattern. Good composition and sharpness. Well done.
PaulVDV (29019) 2014-01-16 12:58
The leafless trees are a beautiful foreground for that wonderfully painted sky with so many splendid lines of clouds in different colours.
The location on a hill of the trees allows us to see something of the surrounding landscape.
Best regards, Paul
adores (45339) 2014-01-17 6:34
Wonderful moment! Looks like flames coming from the trees! The sky is perfect and I really like the composition with the silhouette of the naked trees.
serp2000 (44203) 2014-01-18 6:38
wonderful optical effect on the sky! It reminds me the Polar Lights, excellent capture of the process on the heavens. Perfect sharpness, I like this title too.
- Copyright: Leslie Bennett (williewhistler) (16396)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-05
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: NikonD300s, 17-55mm f/2.8 G DX
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): West Devon Part 2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-05 4:04
- Favorites: 1 [view]