Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The spreading tree


Specs: Nikon D300; f/11; 1/500 sec; ISO 200; -0.7 step; 18mm focal length.

8 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

This tree is beautiful and I like the blue sky as well!
Léia

joo said...

Simply beautiful!

EG Wow said...

Nice one, Jacob!

Lois said...

Love that sky! It's starting to look like that again here after all those storms last night.

cieldequimper said...

This is absolutely magnificent.

Small City Scenes said...

That's not a chestnut tree and I don't see the blacksmith----but all in all a very nice shot. MB

anjoe playhouse said...

Very special - and your back will not like you keeping the grass short ;-)

Halcyon said...

I love trees like that. :)

Re your question on the castles: Some of the Loire castles are still privately owned, but even when they are, most are open to visitors (at least part of the year) to help cover maintenance costs. I also think they get tax breaks for contributing to the "cultural patrimony".
The bigger castles however, are owned by the state.
In any case, there are many, many that you can visit. And they're all lovely!

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