The Lines of Time

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (17)

Abdallah Bouhamidi on October 21, 2009

Great picture. It lets the imagination run.


GreenDK on October 23, 2009

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!

Greetings! Peter

Partha P on November 12, 2009

Nice selection, Nice Record, Nice composition, Nice Photography.

GreenDK on November 21, 2009

Thanks Partha P for the visit and nice words! I'm glad you like it!

Kind regards!


cbaisan on December 7, 2009

Great photo of the ancient olive! I like the HDR treatment here - not obtrusive.

J.Ernesto Ortiz Razo on March 8, 2010

Incredible ancient olive tree!!

GreenDK on April 23, 2010

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!!

Greetings! P

vanda lagarto on September 29, 2010

One of the most beautiful trees i have ever seen.

MaxFarrar on February 27, 2011

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.

GreenDK on February 27, 2011

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!

Warm regards!


MaxFarrar on February 27, 2011

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.

GreenDK on July 17, 2011

Too bad Max, a doubble check would have been nice...

How was the Danakil?! Depressing?! :)

Warm regards,


Enzo Molino on April 1, 2012

Very artistic shapes.

Andrey Bogdanov on May 8, 2012

Impressive capture with wooden texture details. Regards, Andrey

GreenDK on August 15, 2012

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!



Jens ||NO VIEWS|| Ge… on July 30, 2013

Wow great shot of a monster tree and impressive hdr-work LIKE Best wishes ---.--- Jens

GreenDK on September 20, 2013

Jens, it is indeed a monster of a tree! I would like to go back!

Best regards,


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 12, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by GreenDK
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
    • Taken on 2009/07/11 15:07:30
    • Exposure: 0.020s
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.442
    • ISO Speed: ISO100