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Sumba Island and The Dancing Tree
Landscape Photography
SUMBA ISLAND 
AND 
THE DANCING TREE
In the beginning, some people try to appear that everything about them is "in black and white," until later their true colors come out.” 
― Anthony Liccione

Sumba Island is an island in the Province of East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Its area is 10,710 km², and its highest point is Mount Wanggameti (1,225 m). Sumba is bordered by Sumbawa to the northwest, Flores to the northeast, Timor to the east, and Australia to the south and southeast. The Sumba Strait is located in the north of the island. To the east lies the Savu Sea and the Indian Ocean to the south and west.

Administratively, this island belongs to the province of East Nusa Tenggara. The island itself consists of four districts: West Sumba Regency, Southwest Sumba Regency, Central Sumba Regency, and East Sumba Regency. The largest city is Waingapu, the capital of East Sumba Regency. The city also has an airport and seaport that connects Sumba Island with other islands in Indonesia such as Sumbawa Island, Flores Island and Timor Island.

Before being visited by Europeans in 1522, Sumba was never controlled by any nation. Since 1866, the island was controlled by the Dutch East Indies and subsequently became part of Indonesia.
The people of Sumba are racially a mixture of Mongoloid and Melanesoid races. Most of the population adheres to Marapu animism and Christianity, both Protestant and Catholic. Muslims in small numbers can be found along the coast.
This mangrove tree can be found on Walakiri Beach, this tree is very unique and can only be found on the island of Sumba. the uniqueness of this tree is like dancing beautifully.
When you create a black and white  photograph, you create something that is abstract and strikingly real at the same time. Black and white photography is strange that way. It is perhaps this abstract quality that makes black and white images so intriguing and timeless.
“With black and white photography, what you have to say counts more than the way you say it.”
– Gian Marco Marano
“Black and white photography is truly quite a ‘departure from reality', and the transition from one aspect of visual magic to another was not as complete as many imagine.” 
– Ansel Adams
“Black and white photography erases time from the equation.” 
– Jason Peterson

Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.” 
– Robert Frank
“For me, converting a colour photo to a black and white is like dipping a film negative in the developer liquid and discovering the final image.”
– Guy Gagnon
“While colour photography gets ever closer to reproducing a ‘real image’, comparable to that witnessed by the eye, mono provides a level of abstraction that can evoke a sense 
of fantasy, dream or escape.”
– Tim Savage

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