Great picture. It lets the imagination run.
I'm still trying and learning the HDR techniques, but for subjects that have these mystical structures on it I think it's a great way of enhancing them! I'm thinking of making a B&W of this one, to see if it adds a little more atmosphere to it!
Nice selection, Nice Record, Nice composition, Nice Photography.
Thanks Partha P for the visit and nice words!
I'm glad you like it!
Great photo of the ancient olive! I like the HDR treatment here - not obtrusive.
Incredible ancient olive tree!!
Hi Cristiano, cbaisan and J.Ernesto for the nice words! It is indeed a fascinating tree, and with my passion for them (I'm a plant Biologist) even more so!!!
It's a survivor!!
One of the most beautiful trees i have ever seen.
Great pic. You're a plant biologist as well as a photographer. Did you notice that it's growing in an outcrop of serpentine? That's what I thought was amazing about it in Mar 2007 when we rested there going to and returning from Abuna Yamata Guh.
Hi Max, I did not actually. Though I know a bit of geology, I don't think I'm able to recognize serpentine...
If you have visited Mariam Korkor (the other church near abuna Yemata) you may help me out on a question. The way up there was like a crack in the (sedimentary) rock and the steps were granite like. I discussed with the guide, who sad that the steps were brought from another church there, but in my opinion it is a magmatic intrusion (I even think metamorphic rock could be seen on the sides of the wall). Have you been there and have you noticed it?!
Thanks for the visit and comment! Nice to have you around!
I'm not a geologist but I always liked the color. Serpentine is crumbly blue-green rock which can be rubbed into talcum powder. Hydrated magnesium iron silicate. I didn't think it was particularly nutritious for plants.
Sadly, we only saw Mariam Korkor from a distance. Although the boys who you see in the other pictures (in Panoramio, not accepted by G-E) said they could guide us up there, we were short of time. We'd been traipsing around in the Danikil. So I haven't seen the steps you saw. It certainly could have been a magmatic intrusion.
Too bad Max, a doubble check would have been nice...
How was the Danakil?! Depressing?! :)
Very artistic shapes.
Impressive capture with wooden texture details. Regards, Andrey
Thanks Enzo and Andrey!
I think I'll have to leave the credits for the shapes and texture over to Mother Nature... I was only passing through!
Wow great shot of a monster tree and impressive hdr-work LIKE Best wishes ---.--- Jens
Jens, it is indeed a monster of a tree! I would like to go back!
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Photo taken in East Tigray, Ethiopia
Misplaced? Suggest new location