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leaders

Posted on 10/25/2007


Photo taken on October 20, 2007


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Graveyard Fields

A natural disaster occurred here 500 to 1000 years ago. A tremendous "wind-blow" uprooted the spruce forest. Through the years the old root stumps and trees rotted, leaving only dirt mounds. These odd mounds gave the appearance of a graveyard, and the area became known as Graveyard Fields.

The forest eventually recovered, only to be destroyed by a catastrophic fire in 1925. This fire consumed the entire spruce-fir forest and the ancient mounds.

The forest again is slowly recovering. The 1925 fire burned deeply, destroying the soils nutrients. Blackberry briers and other small plants have taken hold, adding decaying vegetation to the earth each season, gradually enriching the soil. With time, this process will establish larger plants and trees. A spruce-fir forest might once again flourish in Graveyard Fields.

Rhisiart Hincks, Chrissy, Geneviève Teyssier, Bubu and 34 other people have particularly liked this photo


23 comments - The latest ones
beatmaster
beatmaster
This photo would perfectly fit into the group Bokeh - the blurry way of photography ;)
9 years ago.
GeertVG
GeertVG
Stunning!
9 years ago.
Roberto Ballerini - traveling
Roberto Ballerini -…
Seen on the Front page: congrats!

Hello! I'm a group moderator of Ipernity Frontpage & What's Hot. It would be great if you would tag this doc with "ipyfp" and "ipyfp_xl" and add it to the group. Thank you!
9 years ago.
tom.k
tom.k
Light and colors are gorgeous.
9 years ago.
Thomas Arend aka Byggvir
Thomas Arend aka Byg…
Super Licht, super Farben. Einfach wunderbar.
9 years ago.
BiEliRu
BiEliRu
Wow, I like it vey much!!!
9 years ago.
Jo Chen
Jo Chen
Great light and colors.
9 years ago.
CruisAir
CruisAir
Really beautiful and colorful picture, excellent composition and light!
9 years ago.
Stephan
Stephan
perfect!
9 years ago.
by Andy
by Andy
nice shot!
- the last green -
9 years ago.
Kostas Sidiropoulos
Kostas Sidiropoulos
I love it!
Excellent image!
9 years ago.
Darue & Daki
Darue & Daki
simply....beautiful ...
9 years ago.
~ Bibi ~
~ Bibi ~
Beautiful photo ...
9 years ago.
Kees Smans
Kees Smans
What a beauty! Great!!

My Fave! Please post to the www.ipernity.com/group/myfaves group.
9 years ago.
Kees Smans
Kees Smans
Just love this picture!

I think this is really Artistic! Please consider to post : Artistic Pix Thanks!
9 years ago.
Brunot
Brunot
C'est très beau et le bleu (du ciel ?) à l'arrière plan équilibre la tonalité :-)))
It's very beautiful and blue ( from the sky ?) in the background balance the tone :-)))
9 years ago.
Boki
Boki
Stunning!
9 years ago.
Pachakutik ..
Pachakutik ..
genial dof, el desenfoque colorido es excelente, me gusta el juego con los colores..muy buena
9 years ago.
Anima Fotografie
Anima Fotografie
Sensational, literally!
9 years ago.
SBH
SBH
la lumiere et les couleurs automnale sont magnifiques
9 years ago.
ecstaticist
ecstaticist
Looks like the traffic is up here at Ipernity...lots of visits to this photo. Great colors.
9 years ago.
Juanma Infante
Juanma Infante
Beautiful colour
8 years ago.
gaetan67
gaetan67
Sublime couleur. Great
6 years ago.