The southwest of Santo Antao is a dry place. Except for the village of Taraffal de Monte Trigo, which lies close to a mountain oasis, it is a stone desert. Less than 80 mm of rain per year and flat, shadowless places mostly consisting of dark, lava stone make it a hot and harsh place to survive. I was told that this skelleton belongs to a donkey. He was too weak.
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mauro61 (52855) 2012-10-01 14:18
scena cruda con il bianco e nero che enfatizza il tutto.
Sembra una immagine dal deserto del Messico con le montagne sullo sfondo.
Mi piace questa novitÓ compositiva,
mmohan (744) 2012-10-01 16:03
You have brought out the desolateness wonderfully well.
marabu61 (10717) 2012-10-02 12:43
good low POV, setting the sceleton in relation with its surroundings. The black and white approach works really good here. It shows us the harsh brutality of life on these plains.
einen sch÷nen Abend
ACL1978 (7511) 2012-10-03 5:59
Very stark, evocative image here, Franz. The low angle and closeup work well, putting the subject up close while also expressing a sense of distance and space well. Black and white obviously works quite well, though it might be interesting to see a color version as well.
Thanks for the shots from a place from which I have not seen many.
bertolucci (13362) 2012-10-04 13:15
Good evening Franz,
Stark and ecocative indeed - a striking portrayal of tough living conditions. The low angle is vital here, as is the black&white.
Best regards from Rotterdam,
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-10-23 9:21
Having live in the desert for a few years I've seen what it can do to animals not suited for desert life and even animals that consider the desert their natural habitat. I like your pov and good composition especially in B&W. Good lighting and dof with nice contrast. Well done, tfs.
- Copyright: Franz Xaver Huber (frunchy) (1800)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2011-08-15
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Nikon D 5000, 18-105 mm f3.5-5.6 DX VR Nikkor
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-01 13:02