Floating Baobab

By: Louk Vreeswijk

Jan 06 2013

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Category: Asia, India

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The decisive moment for this picture came only after it was taken. It occurred to me that it could be interesting to turn the photo 90° anti-clockwise, and that’s what you see here. It suddenly becomes intriguing: it looks as if the tree is floating on a perfectly still water surface, creating a crystal clear mirror image below. This is the first impression. But then we notice that the mirror image, though similar, is not quite the same as the tree it reflects. This makes the photo puzzling and even more intriguing.

The small intervention of 90° rotation has caused us to look at the picture more intensely and in greater detail. It is as wonderful, strange and unexpected as finding a Baobab tree in India in the first place!

Photo of the week: Orchha, India, 2004

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