2017-10-12 chestnut grove at harvest

Today we walked about a third of the famous Chestnut Trail in South Tyrol, Italy. A 60km line of chestnut groves extends all along the sunny slopes of the Isarco Valley.
In Europe the chestnut (not horse chestnut), more than most other species of tree, had until modern times a vital service; so important that it has earned the right to be known as “Brotbaum” - bread tree and provided nourishment for at least 6 months of the year.

It was an extremely beautiful hike, althoud we had to climb at the end 400 altitude meters to reach Klobenstein, to get the narrow gauge train.

And yes I lay down on the chestnuts prickly outside, to get this picture. As I‘m not a fakir, it was really painfull :-)
What a dedicated photographer you are! A long hike and a great image from your big day.
posted October 12th, 2017  
What a wonderful picture! Thank you for your sacrifice! I love the pov -- and learning a little bit about chestnut trees!
posted October 12th, 2017  
Chestnut flour is beautiful to cook with
posted October 12th, 2017  
lovely colours and low angle
posted October 12th, 2017  
You deserve a fav just for the pain, but it's a great shot too!
posted October 12th, 2017  
Oh good on you - that is commitment - those things are very prickly!! It is a great pov though!!
posted October 12th, 2017  
Thank you for suffering the chestnut prickles for this photo. It's wonderful!
posted October 12th, 2017  
The brightness and clarity are gorgeous! I love the low angle, too, to emphasize the importance of the chestnuts. I would love to hike that path one day.
posted October 12th, 2017  
Great autumn colours. Fav
posted October 12th, 2017  
Fabulous! Lovely dof and colours.
posted October 12th, 2017  
Interesting composition and wonderful autumn colours.
posted October 13th, 2017  
Neat
posted October 13th, 2017  
Great perspective!
posted October 13th, 2017  
Excellent pov. How would it look as a focus stack or would that spoil your intent? A beautiful blend of colours.
posted October 13th, 2017  
Wonderful soft looking textures.
posted October 13th, 2017  
Awesome! They look like a bunch of "Tribbles" (if you were a Star Track fan) Or maybe a gathering of muppets that resemble "Animal". Ok, fav!
posted October 13th, 2017  
Beautiful shot! A true photographer - willing to undergo great pain to get the shot:)
posted October 13th, 2017  
Nice POV and colours - fav
posted October 13th, 2017  
Great autumn scene.
posted October 13th, 2017  
Beautiful picture, particularly love the chestnuts in the foreground
posted October 13th, 2017  
Worth the effort!
posted October 13th, 2017  
Beautiful shot, worth your efforts for sure! pov so effective! Enjoy the rest of your trip!
posted October 13th, 2017  
superb. fav
posted October 16th, 2017  
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