This photograph immediately captured my attention, as I'm sure it has for many other deviants! What intrigued me was the exquisite lighting and colours, organic structures, and camera angle, truly representing what you have identified as La Cathedrale Naturelle.
It appears as if a soft, afternoon sunlight is lighting the boughs and branches of the trees, creating a glowing corridor of warm light, which in turn generates supple, soft shadows between each of the trees. I particularly love how the light extends from the ground high into the branches of the trees, illuminating the entire tree trunk and thus drawing the viewer's eye upwards into the picture, and creating strong movement in the piece.
In addition, the structure of the trees both compliment and contrast with the lighting and colour; whilst the lighting and colours are soft and magnificent, the trees themselves are stark and strong, acting as great timber frames in which to capture the light. Even the branches at the top of this organic corridor appear to be netting the sunlight into their grasp. This is complimented wonderfully by the sheer contrast of the delicate, soft flowers and plants which cover the roots of the trees. Together, nature is represented by both strength and softness.
Finally, the camera angle of this photograph ties the entire piece together and positions the viewer to look upwards to appreciate the structure in which they are standing - a glowing, natural cathedral. Not a detail is missed, from the soft whiteness of the ground-level flower buds, to the strong arms of the trees, reaching upwards and forming a natural roof.
A truly magnificent photograph - congratulations on capturing such a wonderful shot!
I found this image on a canvas print for sale in a discount shop, but the canvas was all scuffed up. It still immediately haunted me and I've been trying to find another canvas print for sale of the same size and quality.