The Haunted Forest
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2008-12-08 6:57]
Goodness... it doesn't look like much like a tree that would have so many benefits. I suppose that it is only those twigs at the top that produce leaves as they are above the reach of animals??? I've heard that they are going to have to cut down on the numbers of elephants in some places. It breaks my heart but I suppose it must be done... or better yet, cut down on the number of people... oh yeah.... there's always Yellowstone, etc...KABOOOM... problem solved. After your Yellowstone essay we have had a second lecture all on Yellowstone. It has somewhat altered our world view. "Global warming"??? KABOOM.. >change in priorities." "Overpopulation??? KABOOM > problem solved!"
This is a nice very sharp, well exposed image. I like seeing the details on the foreground tree and then seeing more of the area and other trees in the distance.
TFS : )
- matatur (5312)
- [2008-12-08 7:16]
An interesting and fine looking tree in a perfect capture to record its structural properties James, indeed looks like a Baobab, and would like to see some with the leaves on, if possible.
- zulfu (43)
- [2008-12-08 7:25]
Hello James, i saw firsly a Moring tree thanks to you. Wonderful capture and useful notes.
TFS and G's,
- pekkavalo1 (6789)
- [2008-12-08 9:27]
Good presentation of these interesting trees; well composed, good sharpnes and natural colours.
- mohaiminawang (2)
- [2008-12-08 9:38]
always waiting for you post, i belive others also. You travel around the world and share very interesting and unique nature photo.Excellent compo.,light and colour.TFS.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-12-08 9:42]
Once again a marvelous and highly educational post. This looks like such an unlikely tree to provide so many benefits. Guess it's true - you can't tell a book by its cover. A wonderful view of this unusual looking tree and interesting to see the others in the background. A beautiful scene - colors, clarity, and composition are all superb.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-12-08 9:50]
I think this is not three-dimensional picture. It is four-dimensional shot. Great reproduction of the space and volume. Amazing sun lights and natural colouration of the scene. Sharpness and details of the image cannot be better. Bravo.
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-12-08 9:55]
Hi James. Once again a unusual loking tree. Reading your interesting notes i see the tree can be used for many thngs. A good compostion well done TFS.
- siggi (52850)
- [2008-12-08 10:28]
Outstanding landscape.Beautiful POV and fantastic color.
What a great picture of these amazing trees. The light in the picture is excellent .
Best regards Siggi
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2008-12-08 11:12]
What a stange kind of an tree, nice picture and good pov.
- PaulH (13882)
- [2008-12-08 12:13]
I read your note with interest James, seems this tree has much potential for doing good in an area of the world that really needs it.
Great shot too, nice and bright light that represents the climate there perfectly and a good use of the portrait format.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-12-08 13:23]
I was just out and about in this gloomy weather and ran across some VERY interesting trees..Nothing is coincidental I suppose..I will post it tomorrow as skipped today's...and as I walked across Colorado in 1963, I would frequently find a tree to sleep under and often wake up to a cow....really....now if I had awoke to this tree I would have thought I had died and gone to gnome heaven...A very odd tree that almost comes out of some fantasy movie...(my older kids even watch them)...Very interesting...
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-12-08 14:36]
Ciao James, those strange trees really seems like baobab, beautiful and interesting composition from savana, interesting note, I like a lot, ciao Silvio
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-12-08 16:00]
excellent educational shot (accompagned with the notes),
with fine POV, DOF andf appropriate framing,
beautiful luminosity of the image, excellent sharpness and details, TFS
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-12-08 17:50]
Hi My brother James, i saw the Haunted Forest, a savana biotope, thanks to you. i wonder the shape of the leafs of these Moringa trees.
TFS and cheers,
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-12-08 22:40]
This is such a stimulating scene. Looking at it makes me miss somebody I don't even know. An image I would print, frame and put it on my wall. It is really beautiful. There is just such a variety of colours and elements to appreciate in this photo. The cloudless blue sky, the different shapes and sizes of these “Baobab-look-a-like” trees as well as the dried grassland. One's eyes tend to follow the curves and shape of the main subject, observe and appreciate all the interesting details displayed. The landscape is really wonderful. Great sharpness and exposure. A lovely presentation. It was very interesting to read that although these trees looks like the Baobab they are not related. Thanks for sharing. Best regards
- Heaven (7912)
- [2008-12-09 0:13]
These trees look like sculptures or fingers pointing to the sky. I imagine the effect with a sunset sky and light. Your notes are very interesting, too.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-12-09 0:55]
I have enjoyed viewing this photo as well as reading your note. This shot depicts the African Moringa tree with fine sharpness and lighting in a composition that shows the habitat well too. The note is both informative and has a hopeful tone for the future of africa.
- gondox (1585)
- [2008-12-09 2:43]
Wonderful shot, we don't see trees like this around here :)
Composed well and so much details in the tree. TFS!
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-12-09 5:30]
What fantastic possiblities from this strange looking tree. What a great image with splendid notes My Friend, thank you.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-12-09 6:11]
I see abstract sculpture in those tree shapes in the foreground, James.
The place does look desolate, especially with those dry grasses on the ground.
The mood of the place comes across strongly in this picture.
Thanks and regards.
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-12-09 8:16]
Hello James, What a great landscape here. superb clarity and nice view. Great DoF and thanks for sharing this. Ganesh
- joey (24909)
- [2008-12-09 13:59]
That is one knobbly tree! :-)
Very well taken.
Again, the contrasty light works very well here.
Well done James!
- Wolfpower (1075)
- [2008-12-14 21:23]
They certainly appear a little bizarre.
I swear I see an arm and hand on one tree and what looks like an upside down human leg.But that is my overworked imagination,lol.
Very good capture to show the setting that they grow in.
I do not see many leaves though.
Very well focused showing excellent detail.