Another trace of my wandering during the first day of snow: this location is really well known for photographer that went once by the Etang de la Gruère. This dead pine tree offering a majectuous reflection for years now ! I was quite worried recently : I've seen some pictures of it recently (I don't remeber where), and it looked almost destroyed. It will be a loss for us (fellow photographers) when, finally, it will fall in the water forever. Fortunatly, I witness that it wasn't so bad.
It's crazy how a single tree can give an identity to a particular place. When you took pictures of a place, you can feel emotionnaly linked to them: I was really sad when I discover that the tree appearing on my picture of the "Rocher des Somètres" have been cut recemtly ... I don't see the point to shoot there anymore, it's a kind of betrayal ...This even if I know that trees, like us, comes and goes ...$ (By the way, it reminds me of the The well-known Ying Ke Pine (迎客松), or Welcome Pine in Huangshan mountain in Anhui Province (China) : it won't stay afoot without a lot of scaffolding helping it from collapsing : I am probably not the only one not wanting trees to die, this attachement to trees as landmark seems quite collective !) #tree_brilliance#loves_united_trees#snow_perfection#winterwonderland#tree_magic#tree_captures#tree_loves#ig_shotz_trees#lonely_tree_love#thehub_trees#snowing#snowingday#snowy#fallingsnow#snowfalling