Tuesday, April 12, 2005

brothers grimm

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Lines of trees were planted as wind breaks after the devastating dust bowl of the 1930's. It was an attempt to stop erosion from the strong winds that blow from west to east across the prairies. Some farmhouses lie a half mile or more from the main road and before the trees leaf out in the spring, the tangle of branches arched overhead present a foreboding image like something out of a Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Enter at your own risk, as the sign at the end of the gravel road states
"Posted - Keep Out".

12 comments:

Stephen said...

Wow, pictures like this make me want to come out to Illinois and go photo-happy. I love love love these. Keep up the great work!

Lara Barrett said...

Incredible, Zanne! This looks like a perfect forest for Tolkein's ents... I love the road through the middle, with the bits of green at the sides. I bet this looks amazing once the trees grow their leaves back...

Sidney said...

Exactly. Perfect picture for a story of the Brothers Grimm. Nice colors too.

Abhi said...

Wonderful location. I think this shot might have even more punch taken a little after sunset when it's a bit darker.

Chris B said...

Not sure what time you took this, but I agree with Said about trying the shot at different times of day. I think you will see the whole picture change.

Zanne said...

Actually the photo was taken at dusk. I might go back and see what I get a little later. Thanks everyone for your comments. They are most appreciated!

Califfoto said...

This is just great. Love the wide angle

Jason said...

I really like this shot of the trees, I have a bit of a tree fetish when it comes to photography. Keep up the great work!

patrick said...

beaitiful shot. very peaceful.

chiaroscuro said...

Well seen. This is a nice perspective shot.

Sarah said...

This is an incredible photo -- I love it.

Anonymous said...

The road pulls one in and though the heart is beating fast, the feet have to see what's down that lane, what hides behind those trees---or IN them....
Really like this one--love trees and the road not traveled.
KJ