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Out of Africa

Out of Africa
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Copyright: Michel Reisset (Mite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 108 W: 0 N: 63] (550)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1988-07
Categories: Nature, Transportation, Nocturnal
Camera: Olympus OM-2, Zuiko 24mm f/2.8
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-30 10:19
Viewed: 4719
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Initialement je voulais réserver celle-ci pour TE mais techniquement elle n'est pas éligible car j'ai du éliminer des éléments à l'avant-plan ainsi que la silhouette d'un autre arbre qui venait détruire la composition. La puissance du PP m'étonne à chaque fois, j'ai du résister à la tentation d'ajouter la silhouette d'un léopard sur une des branches. Je devrai plutôt me résoudre à y retourner un jour :-)

I wanted to post this one on TE but I did more PP than allowed in order to remove undesirable elements in the foreground as well as another tree that ruined the composition. Colors are the same as on the original slide though. I had to resist the urge to add the silhouette of a leopard on one of the lower branches. Oh well, I'll have to go back and try again for that :-)

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Beautiful shot!

Magnifique silhouette Michel.
Belle ambiance et on comprend aisement que tu souhaite y retourner.

Beautifull colours, almost a painting!

TFS Greetz Kristy

L'Afrique comme on se l'imagine ! Dommage peut-être d'avoir laissé le 4x4 à gauche, cela fait moins terre sauvage.
Belle compo.


hi michel
amazing sillhoutte
i like th ewarm colors,it makes it so calm
,the composition is great too
well done

ouffff et wow
This is a great shot that worth the airfair...
histoire d'avoir quelque chose à dire au maitre de la diapo.. j'aurais peut-etre photoshoppé le petits nuages en haut a gauche pour en faire une parfaite symétrie mais bof... photo géniale anyway alors pourquoi chercher des pouls... poux... cailloux genoux ... je ne sais plus ;o))))

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  • Suerte Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 59 N: 227] (3032)
  • [2006-10-01 10:52]

wonderful warm colors, wonderful compo, perfect frame!

Amazing photo Michel. Good POV and color capture. Mike

dommage que l'on distingue encore un 4x4 à gauche... j'aurais aussi accentué un peu la netteté de l'arbre...

très jolie atmosphère sinon...


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  • cafe Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 79 W: 0 N: 25] (1237)
  • [2006-10-03 15:29]

Hi Michel,
What a beautifull shot. I like the gorgeous red background. The tree sillhoutte
makes it more interesting. TFS, Giap.



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  • iGirl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 106 W: 29 N: 112] (610)
  • [2006-10-11 15:58]
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Hi Michel, this shot has a nice mood. I like the simplicity and the vivid red color. Thanks for sharing!

salut et merci tres belle photo j aime beaucoup bonne journée

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  • kona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 55 W: 0 N: 1] (1274)
  • [2006-11-13 18:35]

wonderful shot ... excellent colours and tones And a clean background Best wishes, kona

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2006-12-21 15:07]

This is just stunning. Gorgeous BG colours and a great silhouette



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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 350 W: 105 N: 198] (7374)
  • [2006-12-21 15:21]

it is a great shot...
amazing colors and silhuettes...
well done Michel...

I like it much...

PP or not this is a beautiful shilouette. You did a nice job on PP. It looks natural.
Well captured and nicely done.
I look forward to one with a cat in the tree.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-01-08 8:13]

A stunning capture! Perfect POV and composition, truly outstanding colours and great details. This is such a wonderful image that I am sorry I did not find it much earlier! TFS

Hi Michel,

So many old trees in South Africa. I remember being in my first year of school, and filling a bottle of water for my brother by a tap built by a huge tree. I don't know why or how but the tree fell right over, hardly three feet from me- an unearthly experience! I like this photo because trees and Africa go hand in hand for me, my brother and I had well over four tree houses, we'd climb them... and steal fruits in neighbours trees. ^-^

But your photo is amazing considering those deep, solid colours that slowly mix into a gradient of reds... such warmth. Amazing qaulity here, I can honestly say I can't pick up on any post processing. In all Pierre, I'd say you have a perfect composition here, simple but so sublime. Very well done!


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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2007-01-10 12:42]

Great picture, like a paint. Beautiful colors, excelent compo, well done!

hi mite
perfect landscape

Beautiful colors with an excellent subject with a very distinctive tree. Shooting sunsets here in Tucson I know how hard it is to get the perfect foreground subject to complement the brilliant colors.

Well done,

Une Panthere sur une branche hummmm.... T'aurais pas vu par hasard le film Cat People? Plusieurs visuels exotiques inspirent ce que tu as écrit et le soundtrack était bon!
Ils sont sévères sur TE les règles comparé à ici :)
J'y serais moins à mon aise...
Superbe traitement! au dégradé intense!

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  • bemawu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 85 W: 58 N: 75] (1641)
  • [2007-01-31 23:51]

Hi Michel, Typical Africa scenery. Nice captured, and good pp done. The Sabi Sand Private game reserve in South Africa is the best place in the world to photograph leopard in its natural environment. Leopards are terretorial and once you have found its den, you just keep on going back there and have a ball to photograph them from birth. Good one.

Hi Michael,
happy Valentine to you too.
Nice central composition of this magnificent tree

Bonjour Michel
Voilà une photo bien représentative de l'Afrique, avec cet arbe et ces très jolies couleurs chaudes.
Merci du partage.

A wonderful mood you captured Michel. Very well composed with the tree jus enough off centre. Lovely colours and strong silhouettes. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Tamar Tranquillity X’

Salut Michel
Votre photo est très très belle, j'adore les couleurs elles sont superbes.

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  • Rusty1 (79)
  • [2008-11-23 13:20]

Hi Michel,

I like the composition and the silhouette against the blood red sky. A nice range of reds.


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