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It is March. For me it is kind of the beginning of spring! Best time to post an autumn photo :). Sometimes I wonder why I always post my photos in the completely different time of the year…


However. This photo was taken in summer. I used Photoshop technique to give the autumn touch. Some might think it is crazy but as I post processed the photo I really felt the autumn mood and the earthly tones. The whole scene reminds me on the Lord of the Rings scene where Merry and Pippin take the tree ride as they are persecuted by the ugly ORK!


You can see the “unprocessed” version of the photo in the comment section.


The photo was taken at a lonely road somewhere in Kyoto, Japan. I really stood in awe of this Monumentum. Let’s just think for a second I am 26 years old, you might be younger or older but how old might this tree be? 50 years? Naahhh more 200-500 years I would guess.


This somehow leads me to an important question which I wan’t to mention but not give any more thoughts on. How can it be that we, the western world, support cutting down these old trees all over the world for nearly no money only to get new furniture every other year. We don’t know how the world will be without these natural air cleaners…


Just a thought!


Anyways I think there are some really smart people who discuss on these topics.


By the way: If you think you need the new Nikon D800/ D800E/ D4 look at the photo and know it has been taken with and old Canon 350D with the 18-55 kit lens... :D




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Taken on May 8, 2009