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Baobab Avenue

Baobab Avenue
Photo Information
Copyright: Paul Cornish (cornishpaul) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 51 W: 1 N: 110] (1391)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2006-04-20
Categories: Nature, Mood
Exposure: f/22, 30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-08 12:10
Viewed: 5814
Favorites: 8 [view]
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This ultra wide angle shot of the sun setting on the baobabs was taken with my tokina 10-20mm lens. Converted to bw in channel mixer. Opinions please on the distortion of the trees on the sides.
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Hi Paul,
beautiful picture, very good PoV and using the wide angle shot was just a perfect idea, great talent.

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  • sephus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 0 N: 96] (4261)
  • [2006-09-08 12:43]

Very intriguing picture, Paul.
Whatever effect this is....I like the result.

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  • Alba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 537 W: 0 N: 206] (2760)
  • [2006-09-08 13:00]

Hi Paul,
I like you use of wide angle, I think it makes the trees more impressive.

I'm an absolute sucker for trees, Arty

Bellissimo bianco e nero. Sembra finta.Complimenti ciao gigicacco

great composition and beautiful BW. wonderful.
best regard.

Salut Paul,

superbe photo, vraiment magnifique ...

Félicitation Paul



very great angel shot of this beautiful place.
excellent choose of B/W effect.

it looks huge and fantastic...contrast and grey tones are great :)

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  • jacobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 597 W: 28 N: 650] (4739)
  • [2006-09-08 15:17]

very nice effects. Really good.

POV is really eyecatching - has an alien world feel to it. B&w conversion has kept a nice range of tones - overall a great picture.
Thanks for sharing

merhaba paul
very nice black white picture.beautiful interesting trees.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Great moody image. The trees are very magical.

Very well done


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2006-09-08 20:12]

Hi Paul,
Very artistic photo. The distorsion of the tree gives a dynamic lead at the image. I like the soft tones and the surreal light. Very well done! Annie

the distortion works for me. and impressive B&W! TFP!

wonderful work!very impressive!bw is great!

love this wide angle composition paul :)
beautiful b/w
the POV is very cool :)

points later :) added to favorites

JUst stunning. Great B&W photo. The POV and perspective is absolutely wonderful. Perfect grayscale. TFS.

WOW! THis is an awesome photo! Nice shot!! I love the BW conversion and also the wide angle works great here!
Points tomorrow! I'm out! B-0

Hello. Great composition and prespective. Excelent job! :O)

Impressive composition and point of view. I like the way the trees look distorted. I would like to see the color shot, though. Regards, Yvonne

Very good angle Paul and I love the dramatic looking sky (although I think it was just a pretty blue one).
Good choice to make it B/W. I like that.


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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2007-02-03 17:49]

great trees love the black and white

A friend of my also have nice pcures of these trees. This one is also a beaty in b/w. I like that. It creates a good mood. Well done, Paul.

BEst regards,


Surreal feel to the photo. Very nice

i have always like these trees. Amazing wide angle shot, excellent in bw.

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  • letoun Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 210 W: 0 N: 38] (1329)
  • [2007-10-17 12:45]

C'est excelent!! On se sent tout petit face a ces géants.

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  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2008-01-27 7:47]

Stunning Paul. We are seriously thinking of going to Madagascar this September and so I am trolling through your photos. This B&W with the wide angle and the road leading the eye into the distance is great. Nice DoF and focus. TFS. K2

Amazing POV here.
Good contrasts.


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  • datis Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 104 W: 4 N: 30] (642)
  • [2008-07-29 12:22]

Hi Paul,

Very nice in BW, I like this african jungle, I suggest you visit the following link and look for Baobab. I hope you like it.



Superbe image, avec cet effet de dimension

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