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Tuscany. Val D´Orcia

They may have originated in the Middle East, but for most people cypress trees bring to mind only one place – Tuscany.Believed to be supernatural by early tribesman due to their ability to survive even the harshest winters, the evergreen Tuscan cypress tree can live for up to 2,000 years and was historically planted around burial grounds. The fragrant scent of the resin was thought to ward off evil spirits and ensure safe passage to the after-life. Planting cypress had a practical use too.Today, it’s the visual appeal of the Tuscan cypress that lingers. Tall and strong, a row of cypress trees on a hill not only make for a great wind-break to protect the land, but a majestic framing device to compose a masterpiece from even the most everyday landscape.

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MarcViskens17-May-2020 18:49
very very nice José
ragnarandren14-May-2020 12:30
Tuscany in a nutshell! Lovely picture! BV!
barbarajoy10-May-2020 12:56
There is something iconic in these Tuscan cypress trees. It could be nowhere else! Wonderful view. V
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)23-Apr-2020 06:49
beautiful work.V
Marisa Livet21-Apr-2020 12:02
Every time I look at this picture I like it more. So iconic and perfect!
Lance B29-Mar-2020 01:48
Another fabulous composition, Jose!
Russell Tunny01-Mar-2020 14:02
Jose, you have captured the beauty of the land with this composition. V!
Pentti Kyyronen20-Jan-2020 08:40
Tuscan cypress tree can live for up to 2,000 years, they are in good discipline like roman soldiers 2,000 years ago. BV
Dov16-Oct-2019 21:32
What a great point of view!!
Dov VV
caio11-Oct-2019 18:57
Very nice composition,beautiful landscape.
fotabug27-Aug-2019 13:31
Marvelous! V
ragnarandren26-Aug-2019 20:10
You almost need not write "Tuscany". It could not be anywhere else on earth! V.
Alla Gilbourd24-Aug-2019 09:47
Wonderful composition! V
victorswan09-Aug-2019 14:09
Wow How pretty this is, wonderful how you make use of the lines that make the trees lovely compo BVVVV
Irene Wehrli06-Aug-2019 09:06
Wonderful view with those nice cypress trees, Jose - gorgeous shot!
Fabienne31-Jul-2019 22:28
Une vue étonnante avec tous ces arbres qui bordent la route. C’est une superbe composition.
Dan Greenberg15-Jul-2019 23:38
What a sensational view! I love following those trees throughout the image. ~BV~
Milan Vogrin12-Jul-2019 06:56
Jacob Padrul11-Jul-2019 03:10
Excellent composition! V
Don10-Jul-2019 04:34
Again, what a remarkable counterpoint between rigid straightness and serpentine curves.
1moremile07-Jul-2019 21:30
Gorgeous scene. Voted.
Bobby M06-Jul-2019 13:52
Spectacular landscape shot.Bravo.V
Chris Gibbins04-Jul-2019 19:19
Excellent perspective of these iconically Tuscan cypress trees. V
Dave Petersen Photography04-Jul-2019 13:04
A beautiful capture with an excellent leading line. Such a tranquil landscape and mood. V+
Tom LeRoy04-Jul-2019 13:04
Awesome capture of this beautiful and unique toscana landscape! V
Richard Chu03-Jul-2019 22:21
Beautifully captured! V
Julie Oldfield02-Jul-2019 23:57
Wonderful POV and curves. V
vifut02-Jul-2019 19:36
Rolling hills and meandering roads - beautiful (V)
Nirvan Hope02-Jul-2019 18:05
Lovely contrast of the curves and the straight trees.
Réal Jauvin02-Jul-2019 17:59
Cette prise de cette endroit est une beauté pour les yeux surtout si joliment bien présenté!!
Tom Munson02-Jul-2019 17:38
Awesome composition, Jose.
bill friedlander02-Jul-2019 17:18
Great shot of the road snaking through the field. V
David Buzzeo02-Jul-2019 15:05
Excellent image. V
marie-jose wolff02-Jul-2019 14:33
Beautiful, this winding alley lined with cypress trees! V
Walter Otto Koenig02-Jul-2019 14:28
Wonderful composition. Really like the perspective with the winding road and cypresses. "V"
Nick Paoni02-Jul-2019 14:16
What a neat winding row of cypress.
Jim Coffman02-Jul-2019 12:21
I love the way the road is lined with trees! Beautiful!!
Carl Carbone02-Jul-2019 12:20
Quite the driveway! Interesting info about the trees. Thanks for sharing.
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet02-Jul-2019 11:24
Beautiful and impressive landscape
Pierre02-Jul-2019 10:49
Une formidable photo de ce merveilleux paysage, le point de vue est fantastique! V
Yvonne02-Jul-2019 10:32
What a wonderful sight to see, and thanks for the history Jose! v
Graeme02-Jul-2019 10:28
I love the shape of this tree line, Jose.V
Ton T.02-Jul-2019 10:04
Such an amazing landscape and you captured it very well!
Pierre Martin02-Jul-2019 09:50
beautiful picture of that great landscape!
laine02-Jul-2019 08:28
Fantastic..., so beautiful. V
Martin Lamoon02-Jul-2019 07:52
Stunning photography, this is a superb capture of the trees along this winding road.
Anitta02-Jul-2019 06:18
Fabulous composition! V
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal02-Jul-2019 06:09
Fantastic shot of this beautiful landscape. V
John02-Jul-2019 05:53
Wow. How pretty this is. Yes it’s Tuscany in optima forma. VV.
Carter Creek02-Jul-2019 05:15
A beautiful drive to the Villa. V
Helen Betts02-Jul-2019 04:02
Such an attractive array of cypress trees, well captured from this perspective. V.
Neil Marcus02-Jul-2019 03:21
Now that is the classic S-curve, well decorated. "V"
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