6000 Years Old

By SlowSong
Part of an old tree stump at Rainham Marshes, Essex, that's been buried in mud and has only relatively-recently been uncovered. The info board says it could be about 6000 years old but it looked in pretty good nick to me. Smile I had to take it from this angle as it was an odd shape and I didn't like the portrait format. V2 is just the base section.

Tags: General Tree Flowers and plants Wildlife and nature Rainham marshes

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CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
30 Mar 2013 6:14PM
Bet it's seen a few interesting things in its lifetime, Chris Wink Carol

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helenlinda Plus
10 356 22 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2013 6:37PM
Well composed in v1 - Helen SmileSmile
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
30 Mar 2013 6:50PM
Somebody's bound to come along and pick it up to throw on a bonfire!! Like what you've done with the angles, Chris.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1813 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2013 7:09PM
There are similar stumps on the beach at Pett Level, just a bit west of Rye. I tried hard, never got a decent picture. Not easy.
I'm seeing some odd effects in both, particularly V1 - lightening of shadows combined with sharpening? Not sure
TyChee 12 275 1 United States
30 Mar 2013 7:31PM
Very unusual. I like the way you composed this.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
30 Mar 2013 7:31PM
It must be a dense wood to have survived that long--- the image is well done and interesting!
HELANA 7 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2013 10:13PM
Very well presented, nice shot.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
30 Mar 2013 10:21PM
Wow! Now could they decide this could be 6000 years old I wonder. Great shot......Sandy
Rende 10 38 4 Netherlands
31 Mar 2013 12:06PM
Both beautiful compositions Chris.I have a slight preference for V2, maybe it's the light and tones.
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 1:27PM
Just think about the number of generations that have passed it by!
31 Mar 2013 2:05PM
Just an artistic one
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 7:44PM
I'll bet they remember how Essex was before there were white stilettos!

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 10:40AM
A good angle used for V1 Chris
very well thought out and like both

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