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Place of Olive Trees

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 1 March 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

It's Sunday, y'all! And today is the First Sunday in Lent.
Here is a gnarled old olive tree growing in Israel. These things can be ancient and yet productive.

“And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled? And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you: For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.” (from The BIBLE)

Soli Deo Gloria!

Barbara from Florida, United States

Stunning, amazing old tree. The composition is excellent.
Goes very well in B&W.

1 Mar 2009 6:04am

She Escobar from Baguio City, Philippines

This is absolutely amazing. Love it in black and white!

1 Mar 2009 11:05am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Amazing tree! I wonder just how old it is? Fantastic shot, Glenn. Happy Sunday!

1 Mar 2009 11:40am

Megan from South Jersey, United States

this is an awesome shot of a beautiful old tree - very effective in b&w....

1 Mar 2009 1:03pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

The old olive trees in the Garden of Gethsemane totally overwhelmed me, and this is a beautiful specimen, Glenn.
They can be very, very old., and every part of the tree is utilized, the oil, the olive, the wood, and the pits can used for fuel.
Thank you for this Sunday blessing!

1 Mar 2009 1:17pm

Rob from Velveetaville, United States

Great capture my friend.. I shot monochrome film back in the day and love telling a visual story with it. Just a simple subtle change in tonal range in this capture would not have had such impact, wonderful job pal.

Thanks again for all the kind words lately regarding my dogs, I truly appreciate it and it helps me greatly. The next several weeks will be hard for me as the date of my boys departing this earth grows near and kind words such as yours will be one of the tools I will use to cope.

Cheers,

Rob

1 Mar 2009 1:57pm

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Wonderful tones and detail here VF!

1 Mar 2009 2:33pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

The tree of life, this is beyond beautiful Vf...

1 Mar 2009 3:49pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Your image and narrative are well wed. Thank you for this Sunday moment.

1 Mar 2009 6:28pm

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Excellent in this high contrast, VF!

2 Mar 2009 2:06am