One of the amazing things about this shot is that it is not a fake. Though it reminds me of a painting you might get if Gauguin were crossed with Matisse and the resulting artist decided to paint a landscape, this is a straight-up, brilliantly composed, photo. Plus, it's trees!
|Camel Thorn Trees, Franz Lanting, National Geographic (June 2011)|
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* Is "circulating around" a redundant phrase?