Sherwood Forest. This is a follow up to my posting 'The Major Oak' which showed the tree without leaves.
I thought I ought to show you another view of the tree but from a slightly different POV.
As you can see there is a fence which prevents the general public from getting too close.The rangers are trying hard to preserve the tree,which means keeping people at a distance, as too many feet compound the soil and prevents the tree from gaining the moisture that it needs to stay alive.Plus there are some very heavy boughs,which are supported by poles, and could prove dangerous if people got too close.
If you want further information about the Major Oak,please refer to my earlier post.
I included the people to help you get an idea of scale.
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staines03 (102) 2007-06-05 17:31
You brought back memories of when I used to live in the UK - Nottingham.
scobert (5355) 2007-06-05 23:16
This Major Oak tree sure is a grand old landmark of this famous forest. I am sure that this once vast but now depleted forest will take generations to restore. The father of the family may be too close to the edge of the frame, but I still like your composition with the fence at an angle and the people included to give this tree a good sense of scale. Good work and thanks for sharing your informative comments.
Atousa (7131) 2007-06-06 3:03
Nice composition with the fence and also the people .I think if the 3rd one was also in the frame completely , it would be better.
pablominto (53744) 2007-06-08 4:57
Oh my dear, that is one impressive tree!
I can see they have taken measures to support some of the branches, so I guess there are some risk they can break off...
A well composed image with vivid colours, I like the diagonal fence!
branley (3681) 2007-06-13 8:33
it's hard to believe that when, as a child, I played inside that trunk of this famous tree there were no barriers, no fences and no interest in preserving it but I'm glad to say times have changed, though I do feel sorry for todays generation of children who can never experience the amount of freedom we had in those days. Lovely photograph which has brought back some great memories, thank you.
kmarscher (2887) 2007-08-21 15:55
Jean--Ah, yes, in full bloom. So glad you decided to post this too. A fine composition to support your note.
A tree lover,
xuaxo (6846) 2007-09-21 15:20
Certainly not a Californian redwood, but, of course, a big tree in its own class.
I like to see here the several kinds of green, with nice contrast with the dark trunk.