Banana groves

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Comments (7)

rlzzza on July 18, 2008

....ahh!!...simply love green! Malaysia, we use lots of banana leafs (for cooking) but has never realised the beauty of it. Thanks for this capture..


Liviu Chirilă on July 18, 2008

Very interesting texture. You keep on surprising me with your beautiful shots :)

Ian Stehbens on July 19, 2008

Dear Raz and Liviu. Thank you both for your special responses. I am encouraged and I certainly enjoy the fellowship of kind brothers.

To those who know bananas well, Raz, a photo like this is just a wee part of our identity. For those who don't live among the banana groves this may well be ambiguous enough to suggest an aerial of cultivation. At least that is what has been suggested to me by different viewers. But playing with pattern and texture is meant to provoke the artist in me.

kindest regards,


M and R on July 19, 2008

Could almost be an aerial shot of cultivated paddocks. But I know it's not. Great textured photo. R

Ian Stehbens on July 19, 2008

Thanks Robyn. I think of my flight with Peter, over Brimblecombes when I see this, too.


Stéphane . on July 28, 2008

Very pretty color and pic.


IzA & Steph

Ian Stehbens on July 28, 2008

So simple, but simply nice. Thanks for your friendship, Stef.


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Photo taken in Sia'atoutai Theological College, Hihifo Road, Sia'atoutai, Tonga

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