Visualise this tree as the big hand (of nature) as it presses a portion of the temple down by a couple of feet.
The ‘elbow’ in the centre right (top) of the frame holds the ‘arm’ vertically down along the stones. An elongated ‘palm’ alongwith a couple of ‘fingers’ grabs the stone structure with doorway and pins it down around two feet from where it originally was.
“Stone and wood clasp each other in grim hostility; yet all is silent and still, without any visible movement to indicate their struggle ”
This was just the vision I had when I saw this tree, so I thought I share my vision with you....
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ChrisJ (99304) 2006-03-21 3:52
I like the tight framing graphism vivid color & contrast. Good sharpness & an interesting nature vs man shot. It would look good in sepia too.
Gerrit (48278) 2006-03-21 3:59
I like this very much. Old buildings that are taken over by nature, This is a very fine example.
Well seen and done,
thanks and regards, Gerrit
pastadog (13111) 2006-03-21 4:03
Hi Angshu, another nice shot of these impressive ruins, in spite of difficult light. Compared to the previous one, I believe this one is better quality-wise, and the other one was better in terms of composition. Regards, Daniel
anavazao (5592) 2006-03-21 7:39
great shot this is a great place to visit!
Nice note, POV, details and compostion!
pierrefonds (57531) 2006-03-21 8:15
Your note is describing well your photo, it has a good composition and colors.
feather (51130) 2006-03-21 8:16
The power of nature should never be under-estimated. I like this shot and it demonstrates well your creative note.
TeresaT (10806) 2006-03-21 11:08
Very strange image...but with a nice visual effect.
Good details of the stones.
Great sharpness, contrast and colours.
sam224 (6215) 2006-03-21 13:18
Cambodia has always been a place which attracted me.. You captured very well these ruins covered by the vegetation. Nice perspective and colours.
rosaline (0) 2006-03-21 14:31
Nice close up detail of this historical monument and a great capture of this tree growing on and into the structure. Good detail and strong contrast delivers good impact.
atus (15838) 2006-03-22 8:56
this is a very interesting shot to the tree dominating the portion of the temple evidencing the power of the nature. Very well done! Compliments.
pranab (5354) 2006-03-23 0:11
nice composition with good color and detail. nice way to show the mark of time. it has great documentary quality. well done.
clic (15140) 2006-03-27 17:31
Strenght of nature taking control on historic structure!
Interesting sight and nice relief.
tcht (7565) 2006-03-28 15:49
Very interesting pic! Love da details and the framing that makes a compacted & rather complex composition. Sharpness is resonable too.
sergio1 (12152) 2006-04-19 4:53
I like very much the details. The ligts is great and pov too.
Felip (3907) 2008-07-04 12:30
You're right Angshu, it's really impressive, and why not to say it, scaring, what mother nature can do upon humans' works. We have to asume once of all, that we never won't be able to dominate it, (and that's a luck). Good seen.
Have a nice weekend.
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (55934)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-01-04
- Categories: Nature, Ruins
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Heritage Sites of South East Asia
- Theme(s): Cambodia - Ta Phrom trees [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-03-21 3:25