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Roots of the Sky

Roots of the Sky
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Copyright: Albert Herbigneaux (albert) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 421 W: 12 N: 670] (2971)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-17
Categories: Trees
Camera: Nikon D200 with MB-200, AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED, Polarizing filter
Exposure: f/22, 1/6 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-10-25 5:19
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Photo taken at sunset near the « Alley of the Baobabs » road from Morondava to Belo
Baobabs « Adansonia Grandidieri »
This baobab species was well documented by Jamesp and I can do better !, should you be interested please see his beautiful photo taken during the raining season :


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i wish I was there, TFS Ori

bonjour Albert

belle image de paysages d'ombrse et de lumières,
encore j'aime ton POV en contre-plongé et ton grand angle,
bel effet de contraste entre les tons chaudes et les tons froides de l'image,



Hello Albert!
There are not too many picture from Madagascar, and because of that we do not have possibilities to watch this area too often. This is a very special and unique picture with very nice composition and light. The trees are monumental and the sky just lovely.
TFS and have a nice weekend!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-10-25 7:47]

Hello Albert,
Gorgeous photo in splendid late afternoon light. I also was in this place, but don't have such a wonderful photo.
Excellent sharpness, POV and a great composition.
Very beautiful!!

Bonjour Albert,
Ce paysage est des plus insolite et étrange. On se croirait sur une autre planète! Les couleurs et l'éclairage sont magnifiques et j'adore la texture de ce ciel. Bravo!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-10-25 10:12]
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Bonjour Albert! Tu as fait la photo que j'ai toujours rêvé de faire! Bravo elle est superbe, composée avec beaucoup de talent et avec une superbe technique! Que rajouter? Rien, elle est parfaite! Bravo, directement dans mes préférées.


Hi Albert,

Nice pov on this strange trees.
Good composition with beautiful colours.


Merhaba Albert,geniş açının büyülü etkisi,renklerin cezbediciliği ile muhteşem bir fotoğraf olmuş,ellerine sağlık :)

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-10-25 16:47]

Hi Albert

A lovely shot - great light and alto-cumulus clouds. Lovely work - and quite different to my shots.


The wonderful light and the strong composition make this a really nice photo. I like the cloud pattern a lot and these wonderful trees diminishing into the distance.

Evelynn ; )

Hi Albert

what a great picture of these amazing trees. The light in the picture is excellent and adds greatly to the value of the picture with strong areas of evening light and shadows.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-10-28 10:27]

Hello Albert,
An excellent portrayal of these remarkable Baobabs, their strange 'roots in the air' shapes well enhanced by the light of the setting sun in this well-composed image.
Thanks for sharing this fine contribution,
Kind regards,

I have seen James Parker's pictures of these stately trees, Albert.
Having said that, I find them equally exciting in you picture here.
In the mellow evening sun and standing against the sky, they look majestic and beautiful.
Thanks and regards.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-10-29 6:54]

Hi Albert
Outstanding landscape.Beautiful POV and fantastic color.I love that 3D effect.
TFS Michel

Hi Albert

Very beautiful light on the trees. I have done a workshop to emphasise the trees on the left which I think are the main attraction on this shot. For me the blown out sky on the right is a distraction.
Hope you don't mind that hrash critique :)


Fascinating to see these trees - very weird indeed.

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