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Sky is the limit

Sky is the limit
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Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3028 W: 438 N: 9280] (38525)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-21
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Artwork, Macro, Mood
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-P150
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-03-07 0:42
Viewed: 1571
Points: 34
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Dear All,

Few years ago on my several visit to a place located inside forests I took this shot. I was wondering looking at such high trees, seems as if they were trying to touch sky and the feeling was awesome!

The trees standing tall and having branches on their top, due to lack of sunlight on the rest of the tree ended up lack in branches at their lower parts. "Sky is the limit", seemed a kind of message this group of trees was conveying to me. It was wonderful place to visit and there were several hundred thousand of them in that large forest.

Hope you enjoy it.

Kind regard,



No changes except cropped and resized for TL.

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Bom dia Paras,

Excellent vertical composition with a beaitiful and old tree.
Great POV, very good colors, light and contrast.


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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2012-03-07 1:23]

Personally, i will go with not having a single tree as the center of interest but some. But I do like what you give here. Just probably will rotate it a little ccw :)

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-03-07 2:24]

Hello Paras.

I do love the perspective here, it does remind so many of days laying under a tree and gazing up. It still shocks me how they manage to stay up with so much weight. Very well presented Paras, i like the texture of the bark you have managed to capture in all its detail.

Stv :))

Bom dia parsa
The trees really look Babel towers reaching the sky. A good perspctive that aloows to see the elegance of this forest. Good sharpness and Light controle
um abraço

Hi Paras,

The point of view from the bottom to the top is giving perspective to the composition. It is also showing the details and colors of the trees. The afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Hi Paras

I am glad you posted this as I was debating with myself whether to post my shot of the Gloucester Tree in Western Australia. I climbed right up to the top of a similar tree, that had corkscrew rungs, around it, but didn't think it was worth posting. I might add it as a workshop, so you can see.

Here the trees are nicely spaced & organised. Not so in my shot. Tfs!

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  • Doudou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 2 N: 1533] (8802)
  • [2012-03-07 10:53]

Bonjour Paras,
Ces arbres sont si hauts...
Comment connaître leur taille, ils non aucune limite comme le dit si bien le titre, mais ils nous offrent une superbe perspective dans le ciel...
Ils me font penser au conte "Jacques et le Haricot magique"
Best regards my dear friend

Wow! Awesome capture of those very tall trees! Great pov and it has a good dof with sharp details. Very well done, tfs.

Ciao Paras, great perspective on fantastic trees, splendid light, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-03-07 13:09]

Hi Paras,
An interesting worm's eye view to these tall trees here the sky is the limit as you pointed out.
A sharp image with a considerable DOF.
Beautiful contrast and quite a neat image.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

Hi Paras...is this really taken with an 8mm lens? Nice perspective and point of view.


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-03-07 20:05]


Fantastique effet de cadrage et compo superbe vue de ce long arbres quelle hauteur quel cadrage fuant superbe cpatage.

Bravo et amitié


Excellent pov and sharpness right up the tree especially at f/5.6 You have captured the amzing height beautifully

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2012-03-08 3:39]

Hi Paras...
Beautiful shot with so great composition...
Beautiful perspective...

Hi Paras,
Very nice caught of view in a vertical position of these pine trees,
nice perpective and great details in these high trees,
good contrast and light,
a sharp presentation..too.

Nice viewpoint here Paras, and really good lighting - all pretty even considering the light range from inside the trees out to the sky.

Compositionally I'd have gone for a more diagonal style, with the tree trunk coming out of the bottom left or right, more likely the left and then make more use of the tree on the right in the overall composition! Just my thoughts ;-)


Hi Paras,
Excellent perspective as the tall lines of the trees leads us up skywards.Nice depth with good details.

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