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Off the Beaten Path

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 15 July 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

After crossing the Potomac River on the footbridge to Theodore Roosevelt Island, I discovered that the layout of the island was a series of paths and boardwalks that lead you to the center of the island where there is a "big reveal." This reveal really let us down, considering how influential President Roosevelt was in the creation of the National Park Service.

These paths and boardwalks lead through areas that weren't very visually appealing. We came across this tree that had carvings in it. It seemed intriguing, but at the same time disheartening.

Photos taken May 6, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/80 second F/5.0 ISO 200 30 mm

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Cool shot, lots of people been there

15 Jul 2010 5:15am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Oh dear... if that tree could talk, I'm sure we would be surprised by all the stories he has to tell us ;) Great capture Steven !

15 Jul 2010 8:05am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United States

What's that guy saying about Lilly ??

15 Jul 2010 9:11am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

amazing tree :)) Such a lovely to see all these hearts and names ;)

15 Jul 2010 12:59pm

Amir from Tehran, Iran

All those mean people that carved this poor tree with all those useless stuff

15 Jul 2010 4:03pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific capture and processing.

15 Jul 2010 4:31pm

Antoine from France

Poor tree but composition is very good. I am going to like you to cross very good one on Thursday afternoon. Amicably Antoine.

15 Jul 2010 5:25pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

cool pic !.. well done :)

15 Jul 2010 6:53pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Photomatix has done a great job for you here Steven, great tones and textures.

15 Jul 2010 7:06pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Yes I see what you mean Steven - the tree is intersting becasue of all the inscriotions but the photograph is immaculate - you carry through and convey this great detail beautifully!

15 Jul 2010 10:22pm

Denise from Pennsylvania, United States

Real art. wow!

16 Jul 2010 2:00am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

There's a lot of love on that tree.

16 Jul 2010 2:08am

ad fontes from Langley, Canada

I like how the HDR effect gives the greenery a graffiti look similar to the tree in the foreground. Nice job!

17 Jul 2010 4:18am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Poor tree!

17 Jul 2010 9:51pm