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    Edit Photo Details Walking between giant roots   #ox #banyan #china
    Being in China and searching with my camera the best morning light photo, I found this mysterious banyan forest scenery: a peasant walking with his buffalo between the giant roots, through layers of warm light. The roots and the grass seemed to me like the upside down image of the giant tree canopy, I felt myself like a small Alice in wonderland.
    Composition 8
    Lighting 9
    Creativity 8
    Story 5

    I am a big fan of this picture. So many positives in this frame. To start with, great subtle colours and tones, perfect balance with the arcing tree branches like an archway disappearing off into the distance. Great lighting with the shafts of sunlight filtering down through the trees. Finally. amazing human element, so casual in appearance, leading his cow through the woods. Amazing frame! Real Alice in Wonderland feel - you are right there.

    Robbie Shone
    National Geographic photographer
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: May 1, 2016
    Date Uploaded: Jun 16, 2016
    Location: Xiapu, Hubei, China
    Focal Length: 36 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
    Aperture: f/9
    ISO: 320
    Copyright: © MARIAN PLAINO
    Categories: Landscapes, Nature, Travel
    Assignments: Epic, Follow Me, Voices of the Parks
    Contests: 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year