The Watcher in the Woods

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The moment I saw this tree, I instantly thought of the Disney movie The Watcher in the Woods. Anybody remember that one? It scared the hell out of me.


To me, a road trip isn't a road trip without a visit to a cemetery. This tree looks down upon the graves in Harwood Cemetery. Harwood was founded in 1874 and has roughly 350 residents. I think 203 of them were watching me walk around their cemetery.

  • Mish Mish PRO 7y

    OH, I remember that movie! We actually watched it in school when I was in about the 4th grade!!! Scared me, too but I loved it. I think I'll have to see if I can find it now and watch it again!!

    This is a gorgeous picture. Well done!
  • Eric S. 7y

    Great shot.
  • Blaine PRO 7y

    a perfectly wonderful cemetery tree, beautifully captured, Jen.
  • Marcus Hildum 7y

    Beautiful shot. The lighting and composition are fantastic.
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  • Nick Today 7y

    I've never seen Watcher in the Woods, but it does remind me of Big Fish.
    I knew the wide angle lens i just ordered was justified :)
  • chromatophobe 7y

    it made me think of the tree at the end of shawshank redemption. if i remember right, it wasn't nearly as far-reaching but was just as lonely.
  • Little Thoughts 7y

    wow this tree is so full of character! Great capture!
  • Jennifer Lynn 7y

    Wow, now that you say that, I remember watching it in school too. Ha! The lights were off, we had candy and we were happy. Those were the good 'ole days.
    Thank you! It's one of the first one from my first DSLR!
    Thank you so much! :o)
    Thanks, I am drawn to cemeteries, trees and old abandoned stuff for some reason.
    Thank you!
    I don't think this is a wide angle but I honestly don't know. I doubt it is, it's the lens that came with the camera.
    Shawshank Redemption has got to be one of the best movies ever made. I sit and watch it every single time it comes on the tv.
    Thank you, welcome to my photostream!
  • JR P PRO 7y

    Simply Beautiful!
  • Jennifer Lynn 7y

    Thanks, the more I see this one, the more I love it.
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Taken on January 27, 2008
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