Here another photo of Botanical Garden showing the main street and the Imperial Palms (Roystonea oleracea (Palmae)).
The first one (named Palma Mater) was brought to Brazil during the colonial era (1809) by King D. João VI.
The Imperial palms can reach 40 meters. The Palma Mater in 1972 was killed by a ray during a storm and it 39 meter stem was placed in the Botanical Museum. A new one was seeded in the place and was called Palma Filia.
In the workshop another photo from the same place but using another white balance config.
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Budapestman (82620) 2011-01-09 12:56
Hi Dear Andre,
a fantastic view with spectacular composition and beautiful details, the people emphasized the size very well, great impression, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
eldancer1 (36343) 2011-01-09 13:06
Including the people in the picture certainly gave us an idea how tall those palms are. Great pov and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
Fis2 (105284) 2011-01-09 13:07
Wow fantastic palms!
Good vertical frame and perspective.
I like colours and light.
Girls add savor of photo.
jaywalker (16105) 2011-01-09 13:15
Hi Andre, Great composition & the depth is excellent, these trees are amazing & the people add great scale, there is very good light through-out, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-01-09 13:33
São fantásticas estas palmeiras imperiais com o seu tamanho gigante as raparigas perante elas parecem umas formigas , bom uso da foto na vertical ficou com uma profundidade magnifica , boa luz e cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
mkamionka (39805) 2011-01-09 14:05
wonderful shot, both interesting and perfectly realized.
I like the symmetry.
krzychu30 (15512) 2011-01-09 15:24
beautiful scenery with palm trees.People on the photo convey well the true size of the palm trees.I like the composition and great colors.
SnapRJW (31629) 2011-01-09 16:31
Hello Andre - You have captured these palms with all their majesty and scale. Very nice composition with the three walkers perfectly placed to give a great sense of scale. Best regards Rosemary
paura (47186) 2011-01-09 16:34
Tá linda, manão. Claridades no nivel perfeito trabalhando para o excelente resultado.
divail (8334) 2011-01-09 17:43
Cette photo est vraiment spectaculaire, avec ces troncs géants qui pointent vers le ciel. Les trois jeunes filles nous situent bien dans l'espace. C'est fantastique.
hispic (9652) 2011-01-09 19:09
It looks an attractive promenade. you have captured it with a nice composition that three ladies are expertly put to show the height of palm trees. it might be better to add morning warm color to this image like your workshop.
Best wishes, Hisashi
siudzi (34141) 2011-01-10 1:32
Wow, what an excellent image of this incredible place! Very beautiful composition, I love it! Thanks for sharing.
romanaa (8022) 2011-01-10 2:25
the trees are really amazing. Including the girls in your composition helps to understand the real size.
asajernigan (21427) 2011-01-10 3:37
This is a nicely composed shot! The vertical format emphasizes the height of the trees and the depth of the scene. The women walking add interest to the shot as well as a sense of scale. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has fine sharpness.
lucasgalodoido (23649) 2011-01-10 4:32
bem interessante essa foto mesmo, e a simetria e grafismo criados pelas palmeiras ficaram ótimos. Belo trabalho, amigo.
Parabéns e Abraço,
npecanhuk (77805) 2011-01-10 4:33
Bom dia André!
Palmeiras são lindas e essas, em especial, são maravilhosas!
Sua foto também está ótima e muito bonita!
Destaque para as cores naturais e pela composição simétrica num formato vertical muito bem escolhido!
Parabéns, abraços e uma ótima semana prá ti!
siamesa (28123) 2011-01-10 4:44
Bom dia Andre
Profundidade nota 10.Linda foto das palmeiras imperiais formando um corredor (cartão postal) do Jardim Botânico.
allgambits (129) 2011-01-10 6:31
This is an amazing shot. The vertical frame works very very well. Apart from that, the size of people gives the scale of the trees. Great DOF as well.
boa (7581) 2011-01-10 13:18
wow, amazing palms! They form a perfect perspective for your fine shot. I like the light and shadows, human presence is also good for a shot like this. Fine vertical and symmetric composition with good sharpness, Tfs
Have a nice evening.
sothy81 (9630) 2011-01-10 15:19
This is beautiful, Andre. Love the trees surrounded the road and the 3 beautiful legs there add a great element to the picture. Great one. Sothy
adores (46357) 2011-01-13 15:49
No momento certo, com aquelas três mulheres a passarem!As palmeiras são enormes e resultaram numa composição óptima!
Acho que já tinha visto fotos deste jardim e creio que eram suas, não?
danyy (0) 2011-01-14 23:57
impressionnants ces arbres, leur alignement parfait, leur droiture exemplaire. Une photo dans un format vertical tout à fait adapté. Belle perspective qui donne beaucoup de profondeur.
sacimar (28329) 2011-01-18 6:35
this is an impressive place, this palm path is amazing, good perspective and composition,
Urs (14082) 2011-02-03 20:21
Wow that's an alley with very tall palm tees, interestingly they all seem to be straight, while we have here often not so straight one. Congrats that is a master shot, in particular as you have included the three persons walking producing an excellent DOF. Well done.
jmdias (68039) 2011-02-05 5:29
o famoso corredor do jardim botânico. tinha vontade de conhecer este lugar. linda vista, bem enquadrada e iluminada, dando a ideia da grandeza do local e suas famosas palmeiras. bem feito
kiasari (62) 2011-02-07 4:48
A nice photo with a good POV and well managed framing. I really like the colors of this shot. TFS.
Graal (103038) 2011-02-07 23:41
beautiful Botanic Garden. Fantastic palms. Nice perspective and vertical composition. I like it.
Have a nice day.
batalay (40203) 2011-02-20 6:17
This is a magnificent shot, of a magnificent place. I had never heard of the Imperial Palms, palm trees that could grow to 40 m (or 120 feet, 12-13 times the height of a person). Absolutely astonishing! You have complemented the photo with an informative note.
Ricx (13495) 2011-03-05 0:57
Hi Andre, This is a stunning vertical also to me most unusual as the trees give vertical depth because of their height, but also tremendous depth in the image with the avenue-- a lovely image which I am sure you are very proud of. have a great weekend Rich
vanver (235) 2011-03-11 10:24
Impressive foto. The alley reminds me of architecture and narrow gorge at the same time. The three girls enable me to realize how gigantic the palms are. This is one of my favourites photos. Best wishes, Peter.
fabianoleite (11971) 2011-05-17 16:12
Excelente perspectiva, bem vertical, mostrando a magnificência das altas palmeiras - as mulheres andando ajudam a dar essa dimensão. Muito bom trabalho, parabéns!
scroller (3445) 2011-05-23 0:08
A great perspective and one can say that man is small and nature is huge. A tips; if you chose a lower pov you makes the effect of the perspective even stronger!
Enjoy your day!
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-08-02 4:00
What a beautiful shot of this garden with big palm trees on both sides creating nice shade for the walkers. The place is kept very clean and scenic.
blagov58 (291) 2011-08-05 18:28
This one looks like an organ - and light asymmetry creates dynamics in the picture. Like ti a lot.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2012-03-23 11:52
I really love the strong sense of balance and symmetry. The vertical format really helped a lot in creating a really tall effect on this image. Love how straight are those tall trees! The inclusion of the people walking gives us a nice sense of scale too. Great post!
all the best,
Noel_Byrne (33454) 2013-04-23 2:48
You have done a fantastic job here of capturing the essence of the height of these beautiful trees, and the three girls in the photo help this immensely. I love how they look as if they are walking off into the unknown as well.
I was a little sad to hear that the original tree had died (how we get connected to things through pictures!!) but I suppose thats part of the cycle. in the botanic gardens in Dublin, a huge old oak tree died, but they used it for an artist to carve a big face, so now it remains in place as a work of art!
Thanks for sharing a fascinating picture and note.
PiotrF (22596) 2013-07-03 16:00
Composition with beautiful trees!
gervaso (16599) 2013-09-20 9:08
Estive aí no mês passado, mas não tive sorte com o tempo e não consegui uma foto tão boa do lugar! Uma maravilha essas palmeiras, e a presença das pessoas como escala é excelente pra mostrar toda a grandiosidade do lugar! Belo trabalho!
Valensiaa (244) 2013-10-28 8:46
Stuning view, great composition.
I love thouse three girls in middle - letting us to feel true size of these majestic palms. Beautiful colors and some very refreshing details as palm leaves tending from the sides.
Thank you for sharing it.
maloutim (9639) 2014-01-15 1:35
Impressive POV of this alley lined with palm trees, which look as sumptuous as cathedral columns ! Excellent perspective and DOF.
I expect it wasn't so easy to capture this photo because of the height of the trees ?
Is that the Palma Filia we can see second on the right ?
Thanks for sharing and have a good day !
COSTANTINO (68996) 2014-06-07 7:31
Hello my dear friend
those palm trees are fantastics and so high
there is great contrast between those palm
trees and people down there walking on the
path amazing capture with lights and
shadows play together
an excellent image of this incredible
have a nice time
wolf38 (31296) 2014-10-07 23:50
Hello Andre. A beautiful tall palm-trees. I like the inclusion of the runners in the overall composition. I also love to visit the botanical gardens. You see there is so much that you can not see otherwise.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
papagolf21 (108197) 2014-11-05 6:03
Quelle majesté photographique proposée à travers cette composition.
Cette allée bordée de palmiers est de toute beauté.
Excellente prise de vue.
- Copyright: Andre Bonavita (bona) (13739)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-01-06
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT (350D), Canon Lens EFS 18-55mm, Polarizer Filter 55mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
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- Date Submitted: 2011-01-09 12:32
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