Very moving photo, great capture and your description makes the feel more poignant! Thanks for sharing!
When I first looked at this photo, before even reading the story, I got a creepy, Blair Witch Project vibe from it, not a magical one. Now that I've read the story behind it, I understand where that vibe came from. Amazing how a photo can give you a feeling.
It's like the trees are saying; "whoa, that species with the big brains sure made a mess of things for that short while. Glad they're gone."
Strangely eerie, but fascinating! Sad that something used for such purposes so long ago could appear so beautiful and almost magical now. When will the world learn how futile and wasteful war is? Provocative, and thoughtful photo.
Wonderful photo that let people think, all this 30000 french soldiers who died, for what they died? has French won over Germany or viceversa? There will be another war but even this war the II will leave France and Germany and Italy were they already were. So what is it worth to make this war The first. Moreover the men who declares war almost never fight
A wonderful picture that speaks volumes of the madness, the sheer insanity of war and all it stands for. You could hardly get a better shot. And congrats. Love the composition and presentation.
From the earth did we ascend, to the earth we will return. Would that we, as humans, could be as forgiving as nature, who gently restores her outward face to a more innocent time.
I have worked in the Earth Sciences all my life; I love seeing nature reclaiming land ruined by humans. There is a wood one mile from my English home and went for a walk there. I suddenly realised that I was standing in a sandstone quarry, that was bare rock maybe 50 years ago; and I knew why it is called Sandrock Hill.
A grim reminder of what must have been a hell on earth. Caught as it should be in black and white. It's hard to imagine that horrible war,but Jeffrey Gusky's photograph has helped bring it to life. A great shot. j.e.s........
When you know what they are, it is a grim and awful reminder of war. Otherwise I think, Hobbit house!
It appears as though it is just a old house with the nature taking back what is her's and yet we all know the carnage that happened here.
@Barbara Ewart That's beautiful. Did you write it yourself?
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