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Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 28 April 2016 in Plant & Nature.

We drive north from Avila just in time . At the first pass at 1300 metres there is a little snow on the ground. As we progress there is snow in the air too and it settles rapidly on the road as we climb to the second pass at over 1500 metres. Our progress slows to a crawl and even slower as we begin the descent. Fortunately the Spanish are on the case when it comes to snowy conditions and a snow plow soon passes us on its way up. A Spanish driver used to these conditions now takes the lead, driving down the cleared lane on the wrong side of the road (Just like being at home :) and we descend cautiously to the plain below and our next stop at Burgos

NIKON COOLPIX P7000 1/403 second F/2.8 ISO 100 28 mm (35mm equiv.)

Ram from Chennai, India


28 Apr 2016 5:03am



28 Apr 2016 5:40am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Bien vu

28 Apr 2016 6:28am

Martine from France

C'est très joli ces arbres qui forment une arche au-dessus des promeneurs.

28 Apr 2016 6:52am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

I'm sure it will be equally as beautiful and dramatic when the trees are in full bloom.

28 Apr 2016 8:17am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderful composition !I can imagine the car descending slowly ...

28 Apr 2016 8:31am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Superb graphics & perspective, like a lot !

28 Apr 2016 8:42am

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

En attendant les feuilles le soleil.
Très btrès belle composition.on N&B

28 Apr 2016 8:56am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Beautiful graphic perspective !

28 Apr 2016 9:36am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

interesting structure. thanks for sharing

28 Apr 2016 1:22pm

@Hiro: The trees are London Planes that have been pruned so that they join together and make for leafy shade in the hot summer months :)

Don from Spokane, United States

The unusual look grabs attention. Nice one.

28 Apr 2016 2:44pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Nice patterns on the road here cast by the shadows.
How wonderful it would be to seethese trees in all their natural glory !

28 Apr 2016 3:02pm

@Devi: It's a shadow free zone Devi. Those are patterns in the tiles :) It was blowing with horizontal snow at the time

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Merveilleuse vue quelle allée et tunnel de platanes superbe compo

28 Apr 2016 3:21pm

Robert D. Burr from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

An interesting archway of well sculptured trees.

28 Apr 2016 4:02pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

There is so much of interest here - the shapes of the trees, as well as the patterns on the ground. Fabulous in B&W

28 Apr 2016 5:14pm

Jeff & Pat from Pembroke Dock, ! Wales !, United Kingdom

Stone me it's a Twiglet tree..Roll on Christmas . ;>))

28 Apr 2016 6:08pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Wow! A stunning PoV captured here which creates incredible depth in this composition!! Interesting story on the snowy road conditions as well.

28 Apr 2016 6:20pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Burgos is a beautiful city ... An image very well done!

28 Apr 2016 8:34pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I am glad that you got through the pass safely. It sounded a little treacherous driving on the wrong side of the road. This is a beautiful image. Wonderful point of view!

28 Apr 2016 9:16pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

a mysterious tree tunnel

29 Apr 2016 3:04am

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Very good dof. Great shot.

29 Apr 2016 5:27am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wow - a very surreal view with the strange bare branches and wonderful perspective. Superb B&W treatment as well - bravo!

4 May 2016 10:07am

1/403 second
ISO 100
28 mm (35mm equiv.)