Survival in a harsh landscape

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Comments (13)

Dror Ben David on January 5, 2008

Very nice. What are you flying while taking those aerial pictures?

Ian Stehbens on January 5, 2008

Simply a Cessna, oronbb. No hot air balloon, nor ultra-light, nor glider this time. A friend had a couple of hours to take me airborne while I was in his area recently. It was the ideal flight for me, for I was able to choose the route, to investigate some of the geographic distinctives in the area, and it came a week or so after heavy rains and floods had broken the drought in this area. The variety of patterns triggered my artistic juices, and the large scale water harvesting in the area is quite stunning from the air. I am glad you appreciated this image. Ian

© SisAnnick on January 5, 2008

These desert survivors deserve to be in forum with the other heroic plants of Mary Whiteley subject!

Ian Stehbens on January 6, 2008

Dear Annick, Can you link me to the heroic plants forum? How do I find it? Ian

Ian Stehbens on January 6, 2008

It's ok, Annick. I have found Marilyn's heroic plants on the forum, that you have sent me to see. I will have to read it and take it in. Ian

Marilyn Whiteley on January 9, 2008

Ian, this is a remarkable and dramatic shot! Would it be all right with you for me to post this on the "power of nature: plants surviving under hard circumstances" forum? It's perfectly acceptable (and easy) for people to post other people's photos on forums, and of course it would be identified as your picture. But I wouldn't do it without your permission. (I could, as an alternative, send you the exact links to paste in.) Marilyn

Ian Stehbens on January 9, 2008

Dear Marilyn, I am very very pleased that you like the rural patterns set of aerials, especially the minimalist essence of them. I do too. And I was flattered that our master landscape photographer, Swissmay, loved them too. I haven't been to St George often before and never for an extended stay, so it was really good to have time to see and explore. It was even more wonderful for they had had rain and heavy rain in the extensive catchment in the couple of weeks previously, so the joy of a broken drought was on everyone's face. Please post the picture, as I can't work out how to do that on the forum site. Our special sister, Annick, has resonated with you on this, and I appreciate your combined perspective. I must admit it was a great joy to be able to pinpoint this tree on the GE imagery (and all of the others in the set!) Ian

Marilyn Whiteley on January 10, 2008

Ian, here's the link to the posting. Marilyn

Ian Stehbens on January 10, 2008

Thanks for making the post, Marilyn.

Ian Stehbens on September 13, 2008

Thanks again for your visit and appreciation, minhnhựt_09. This is a very different landscape from those of SE Asia. I have found your gallery interesting as well.

Ian Kiss Lá… on September 26, 2011

Beautiful shot! Like 1

Invite the group Aerial photos.

Greetings, László

Ian Stehbens on October 2, 2011

Thanks for the invitation László. I have added it to the Aerial photos group. I appreciate your affirmation.


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