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tree on rock mountain

Posted by
Jason Kravitz (Brussels, Belgium) on 1 February 2013 in Landscape & Rural.

winter thawing

I choose this for the "Photograph the Change you want to be" theme because as some commentors mentioned, it is amazing to see a tree like this thriving in what looks to be harsh conditions.

I think that is a great lesson for all of us - that we can thrive and grow despite the challenges and hard conditions that surround us.

Canon EOS 7D 1/1600 second F/5.6 ISO 400 55 mm

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"Be infinitely flexible and constantly amazed"

anne fleurent from Bois-le-Roi, France

brave old tree, beautiful rock, fresh air, that's perfect !!! I wish to climb here...

1 Feb 2013 7:18am

rick from brisbane, Australia

Amazing that this tree can spring from such a rocky place. Those rocks with the lichen and mosses look photogenic as well.

1 Feb 2013 10:34am

Tony from United Kingdom

Great image. You have created a mood and atmosphere with the browns of the foreground set against the grays of the cloudy background. Very graphic and very nice!

1 Feb 2013 11:33am

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

"Against all odds..." would have been another great title, in my opinion, because your picture strongly demonstrates how tough life can be in such a harsh environment. I like the way this tormented tree stands against this grey sky on this big rock and your composition seems perfect to me!

1 Feb 2013 1:43pm

Tracy from Charlotte, United States

This is wonderful, I love all the texture in this...I am always amazed at where a tree can root and grow!

1 Feb 2013 4:24pm

LauraS from Chico, United States


1 Feb 2013 7:25pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the shape and texture of that rock. I am always amazed how trees can survive in this kind of environment. Great capture.

1 Feb 2013 7:49pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Life bears down ... an amazing picture! Best regards... Adela

1 Feb 2013 8:13pm

franz from Baden, Austria

excellent capture of this lone tree in a majestic setting! i like the fact that there's nothing in the background !

1 Feb 2013 9:12pm

eligreg from Madrid, Spain

Tried for season! Nice framing

1 Feb 2013 11:03pm

Paul from summerside, Canada


2 Feb 2013 12:39am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

j'aime bien cette teinte

2 Feb 2013 9:36am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Tough tree.

3 Feb 2013 8:01pm

k@ from Paris, France

This choice for the theme does move me....

11 Feb 2013 1:16pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

We have more strength that we know ... until we're tested. Super choice, Jason!

16 Feb 2013 4:26pm