Baobab on the Planet of the Little Prince

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    I recently wrote in a flickrmail to a friend :

    I, too have struggled at times with my photography - I see the same subjects done over and over: smoke, drops of water, insect eyes, and yes, flowers and sunsets.
    I have often though I should just enjoy the work of others. I also don't want to WORK at flickr. Some people spend 8 hours a day commenting and faving everything in sight, so they can get hundreds of comments and faves back.
    Completely senseless if all you want is attention in return. In fact, I've been very bad for months about faving anyone else's work - I probably went two months without faving. Part of it was to see if people would still visit my work, just because they liked it. Some visited, some stopped.
    There are a 100,000 great photographers out there, and I'm not good enough to make any kind of living at it, so I just go with enjoying the process, and playing with "darkroom" post-processing techniques. If it's not FUN, it's not worth it to me.
    I can sure relate to how you've been feeling, thought. . I can't tell you how many times I've seen clouds recently, had the urge to grab my camera, and then thought, Jeeez, that's been done before, why do it again if I can't make it exceptional? Does the world need another OK photo of clouds?

    I come to flickr for amazement and inspiration . . and if someone likes my photos, good - but I won't die without it. If a photo of mine helped you get closer to snapping that next photo or yours, then I'm delighted.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baobab

    If you haven't read THE LITTLE PRINCE - here it is onlinehome.pacific.net.hk/~rebylee/text/prince/contents.html

    1k-7591 tree

    [Miss DIOR], dsevilla, T.e.r.e.s.a, and 169 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. night n day 76 months ago | reply

      Brilliant work!

    2. MAIKA 777 75 months ago | reply

      Great work, exceptional lighting!

    3. sajrow [deleted] 74 months ago | reply

      Well put. I think your words are ones to live by. Thanks.

    4. flightbypony 74 months ago | reply

      "It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important."

    5. Shane Henderson 73 months ago | reply

      i see that this was originally a bansai tree, but do baobab trees grow leaves like that? i have no idea, the ones i saw and took photos of were down in disneyworld (so who knows if they were even real!!! haha) nice work, looks natural with the clouds opening up on the right and the light shining onto the tops of the leaves

    6. token2 72 months ago | reply

      Fantastic photography, hope you don't mind but i used it to illustrate newspiece i wrote. you can find it at:
      environmentalnewsonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&...

    7. phodto 72 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called photomatic • one tree, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    8. rd76pag 71 months ago | reply

      Oh... WOW!!! What a fabulous image. It looked like a tree on the very top of a mountain. Nice work!!! :D

      P.S. I know... I know it is not on top of a mountain. It just looks like it.

    9. YOVY_CUSQUEÑITA 71 months ago | reply

      Este arbolito parece tener buenas raices ... me gusta :-)

    10. paulo_nuno 71 months ago | reply

      very interesting photo,i didn't even notice that this was a bonsai,well done.
      the sky is very dramatic,and the light on the tree trunk is excelent.
      your text is very good,i feel better for not being a very popular photographer here in flickr.

    11. [[selina]] [deleted] 70 months ago | reply

      I love this photo! :) and the little prince is one of my fave books :D

    12. miradel 67 months ago | reply

      I am sure the Little Prince was talking exactly about this tree :)

    13. Tunguskah 60 months ago | reply

      Finally, I found it! Thanks a million.

      "J'ai essayé mais je n'ai pas pu réussir. Quand j'ai dessiné les baobabs j'ai été animé par le sentiment de l'urgence". - A. de S. Exupéry

    14. palmgo 60 months ago | reply

      Beautiful!

    15. garlandcannon 51 months ago | reply

      I like your image, and I would like to ask permission to use it in a photomanipulation I hope to do related to The Little Prince.

      --
      Encontrada en una bsqueda. (Yo también quiero esto)

    16. Rodrigo Sousa1 40 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called KINTALL NATURE TREES, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      KINTALL NATURE TREES
      It´s one group associated with to WEB KINTALL.BLOGSPOT
      One "Bonsai art blog" with one topic dedicade to Nature Photos.

      THANKS
      AND CONGRATULATIONS OF YOUR AMAZING PHOTO


    17. Maches76 36 months ago | reply

      I appreciate your shot and you message.

    18. jacilluch 33 months ago | reply

      fantastico ♥ ♥ ♥

    19. ana es cap i cua 20 months ago | reply

      woooow so lovely! the little prince is my favourite book :)

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