As I’ve mentioned in my previous post about the Baobab Avenue, this was not an easy place to photograph from an original angle as the Baobab Avenue is probably the most photographed place in Madagascar and every angle has been covered by other photographers.
One way I approach a subject when I’m looking for new angles is to think about what makes that subject stand out, what makes it different and unique. For baobab trees, the obvious attraction is the way the branches spread out at the top of the tree, giving it the popular name “the upside-down tree”. So in the image below I was trying to focus on those branches, while removing all the other distractions. I think the image works, but I would love to hear what you think about it.
On a complete different note, looking through some of my old files a few days ago, I found out a video of my entire slideshow (and Q&A session) about Iceland I presented last year at GPP’s Slidefest. It’s a bit old now, but if you’re interested about Iceland and photography it might be worth your time.