This is one of the Trees which makes Ta Prohm one of the best known Temples at Angkor. These trees started growing on the tops of the temples, and sent roots to the ground as they grew. Now these trees are both the killers and the saviors of the temple walls. Their weight and size will eventually cause the temple to collapse, but as of now, the roots are what is holding the walls up too. To remove the tree would cause the collapse of the temple, to leave it there will cause the collapse as well.........
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dominique (11414) 2003-08-27 13:00
Very good framing, I like the sight it is a good idea and it is well done.
BobTrips (1857) 2003-08-27 13:07
Good picture, great Notes.
I think a bit less DOF would help, it would make the tree stand out from the other tree. Try using a blur tool on the background.
Clone away that little bit of vegetation on the left that's sticking into the frame.
greg (2835) 2003-08-27 13:09
I like this shot very much. It has a slightly unreal feel to it, with the bright light on the branches but dark sky behind. I suppose you did something with it, but I've no idea what. Perhaps you made a colour selection and did some adjustments before converting to b/w? What's the secret? Anyway, very nicely done!
mariogil (113) 2003-08-27 14:51
Excellent composition, you did a good work!
The colors are also very good!
gringofil (0) 2003-08-31 10:03
Nice one, Darren. I've seen quite a few shots of these trees already, but here the sky looks really good. I also like the framing (I would, though, clone out the bits of tree on the left side of the frame). Good work on this one.
philip_coggan (11) 2003-09-02 2:19
Day of the Triffids - it actually has one claw out, climbing over the roof.... Try turing it inot artifical infra-red, should look good (use channel-mixer).
steeve (1497) 2003-12-17 20:26
I made some pics of those trees at Ta prohm but the result did not please me. You have done a great job by using b&w and added sepia. Well done Darren.
ChrisJ (114559) 2004-03-16 6:40
I like the sharpness, the composition & the splash of sepia on the left. The tree in the background adds depth & contrast.
SebastianSeng (354) 2007-01-29 10:44
Very good compo Darren. It sure pays to look up sometimes... ;)
I would clone away that little bit of leaves peeking from the left too. Kind of "mess up" this neat compo you have here.
And oh, i love the toning done.Good job !!!
- Copyright: Darren Melrose (Darren) (6823)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2003-08-05
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix 2600Z
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/119 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Cambodian Whirlwind
- Theme(s): the worlds trees, World Heritage Sites Part II, Cambodia - Ta Phrom trees [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-08-27 12:55
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