Last Survivors of a Vanished Climate
- lovenature (6391)
- [2008-07-09 8:11]
This palm has an interesting story. It great to see a survivor of time. Hopefully the Red Cabbage Palm will be around for a long time.
The love the shimmer of the sun on the tops of the palms. The dark background shows off the palms nicely. Great note!
- PaulH (13882)
- [2008-07-09 8:43]
reminds me of a story i heard recently about scientists finding 'prehistoric' trees still living out in remotest Australia. The light here is very nice on the Palm leaves and the sandstone canyon wall is a great backdrop. Interesting post, cheers!
- eng55 (5892)
- [2008-07-09 8:53]
Beautiful landscape.I liked use of light a lot.Well seen and composed.
Thanks for posting.
- fragman (43776)
- [2008-07-09 9:48]
TFS this amazing pic and exciting note! TFS Ori
- Argus (50624)
- [2008-07-09 10:17]
A fine scan from your archives!
An excellent capture of a group of Red Cabbage Palms growing in their special aquifer-fed micro climate. The dark gorge face BG makes them show up well in this against-the-light shot.
TFS this interesting contribution,
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-07-09 11:09]
Hi Jame . At first you may just think a few tress but when you read your interesting notes i understand why you took this picture. I do like the wat the tress stand out from the darker BG. TFS.
- zulfu (43)
- [2008-07-09 11:12]
Hello James, great shot of Red Cabbage Palms. TFS. Regards,
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2008-07-09 11:32]
I cannot see this are a scanned slide.
Good of sharpness and beautiful composition.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-07-09 11:58]
Beautiful palm trees and a wonderful setting. I love the lighting on the trees especially against the dark background. Fascinating notes.
I think you may have posted an image of these palms before??? or someone did. I remember because they're story is unusual. It is a nice image with difficult mixed light. I find it is hard to take a bad photo with that lens...even though it is not stabilized. I suppose yours is a full frame camera. With the crop factor on my camera I seem to always want the lens to be a little bit wider. Sometimes I end up taking two side by side shots and merging them to get a wide enough angle.
Evelynn : )
- gerbilratz (3176)
- [2008-07-09 14:33]
Hi James, great backdrop to this, it makes these palms stand out so well, interesting plants, having their own mini ecosystem, that's niche survival !!!best regards h
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-07-09 17:20]
Many thanks for sharing this rare Red Cabbage Palms that we do not see often!
good pov with beautiful lighting over it in good sharpness, colour and details
- ramthakur (56935)
- [2008-07-09 23:52]
Wow, this picture has fantastic depth, James!
You have captured the play of light on different layers of subjects (trees and rocks)extremely effectively.
The Red Cabbage Palm trees are the centre of attention alright but I love those vertical red rocks too in clear view in the background and creating a wonderful contrast with the palms.
Super image from your collection of 2002 for which you deserve to be congratulated.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-07-10 0:49]
Perfectly composed landscape showing the palms as last survivors of this vanished climate. Great detailed shot with good notes my friend!
- albert (2971)
- [2008-07-10 4:23]
Thanks for sharing this photo and excellent note with us
- gannu (14759)
- [2008-07-10 4:29]
Hello James, Excellent landscape shot with superb focus. Sharp picture.Ganesh
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-07-10 6:14]
excellent image of these Palm Trees with fine POV & DOF,
i love the vertical framing to show us the Rocks,
i love the contrast between the foregounds soft colour tones
and the bakcgrounds warm colours tones, TFS
- goldyrs (11497)
- [2008-07-10 6:27]
A rare shot of an even rarer plant!Very well done,James!
- joey (24909)
- [2008-07-10 13:26]
Very nice photo, James!
Excellent composition and POV.
Sharp and crisp.
Really interesting notes too.
- eqshannon (31139)
- [2008-07-10 14:59]
I have seen this once before, perhaps and more than likely from you...It is the most unusual place..I did a net search last time one of this area was posted. it is quite famous in small circles..Well done James.
- arfer (0)
- [2008-07-13 22:02]
An interesting juxtaposition.
Sometimes life is like that.
Very well seen with excellent detail and colours.
Nicely composed with sharp detail.
These pockets of microcosms are interesting.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-07-14 9:42]
Well done, James.
The interesting content of your photos changes every day as well as the location.. As always a very good note.