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Dead Tree at Mt. Patuha

Dead Tree at Mt. Patuha
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Copyright: Benyamin Lakitan (blakitan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1039 W: 71 N: 1332] (5517)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-05
Categories: Mountain
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-06 1:17
Viewed: 4193
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is not a very healthy environment. Only one species of higher plant that I oberved can survive under this stressful environment, due to high sulphur content, high soil temperature, but sometime very low air temperature, low soil organic matter. To human health, high concentration of hydrogen sulphide gas in the air is also hazardous to our breathing apparatus.

Good thing that camera has been invented. So we can come, take picture, leave, and enjoy the view as long as we want later. I enjoy to see this kind of landscape and hope that you do too...

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Hello Benyamin,
I think the colour says it all, this indeed is the colour of death...
A well composed image telling the story of this strange place!
Pablo -

Paysage plein de finesse et de douceur.
Bonne journée.

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2006-11-06 4:26]

Une belle vue dans une tonalité de coloration peu ordinaire. Ce camayeux de verts est très joli ! J'apprécie également le premier plan. Bravo pour ce travail.

Hi Benyamin,
Looks like another planet...
Interesting content.
Well displayed.

Hello Mas,

Ini komposisinya saya suka sekali......
very attractive shooting angle and composition!


Hi Benyamin,
Beautiful and unusual view! I like the framing, shapes and colours, all this make an abstract like picture.
Very good job.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-11-06 20:33]

Great landscape again Ben, I love those strange colors. Great composition too, thanks.


Hello Benyamin,
This tree must be resistant to high sulphur as it grew considerably. May be some other things that caused this plant demise. A nice and pleasant photo. TFS,

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-11-06 21:57]

Hola Benjamin.- Muy intereseante foto de este lugar. En ocaciones estos espacios son solo por un pequeño tiempo. Gracias por compartir. Luis52.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-11-06 23:52]

Hi Ben.
What a lovely colours at your picture. Perfect lighting, interesting POV and well reflected perspective. I like the DOF and well reproduced details of this cute landscape. My regards and TFS.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-11-07 3:20]

Hi Ben!

Another amazing shot. This time even better - dead tree added dramatic effect to composition. Colours of water and soil are the best.

hi benyamin,
well composed shot. the colours look very nice. the pov is very good. nice sharpness. the dead tree creates a nice effect to the shot.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-11-07 4:34]

Hello Benyamin,
Wonderful landscape.Well seen and composed.POV,colors,framing and visual impact are excellent.

Hello Benyamin !
Poor tree, it looks so lonely in this strange landscape ! Looks like it comes from another planet ! :-)Amazing colors, I have never seen anything like this before. Very dramatic picture, with excellent composition and POV. Very well done !

Hello Ben,
What a great scenery again. It is too bad that this place is hazardous... So, there is no way to have a quick swim in this beautiful water? You caught very good colors and this composition is very nice with an excellent POV, details and contrast. This is a very interesting place with, as usual, very interesting notes.

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  • budi (296)
  • [2006-11-07 8:46]

wow... bagus banget.. warna kawah nya..
belerangnya berasa... dengan komposisi yang mempesona..


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  • jojo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 8] (176)
  • [2006-11-07 11:59]

Couleurs merveilleuses, belle composition, belle lumière


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-11-07 20:50]

Hello Benyamin

Amazing photo series.Thanks for taking us there.There is a beauty in this unearthly landscape.The colours are well saturated and look surreal.Good POV and DOF.Great idea to show the withered tree ,very stark against this hostile environment.TFS


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-11-11 12:49]

The colours are just wonderful here as are all the textures. The yellow sulpher looks great against the turquoise blue. Beautiful



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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2006-11-13 22:54]

Ben, this is a very interesting landscape photo. The colors are vibrant and the light is excellent. Very good composition.

nice picture, the colours are amazing!!!

Hello Benyamin,
This photo is very impressive.
Very nice shot with excellent details and POV and also amazing colours.

Yes, Ben I too enjoy this work of yours.
Thank you so very much for showing this photo.
It is very well composed; and, very well displayed so we can see what our planet is all about. The dead tree
shows that this is not suitable for "living" beings.
Very well done. Congratulations,

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