A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
JULY 2006: Falling coconut
Accompanied by two friends, I entered a small area of palm trees, just behind Itapuã Beach. I paused at a palm tree. For a long time, I have been developing a certain passion for these majestic trees. When I was in Portugal, it made me feel good to see palm trees, and I was missing them as soon as I had left Portugal. Now I can enjoy many palm trees of different species in Brazil, every day. These exotic trees are not only wonderful to look at, but they can also be quite dangerous. Sometimes, when a giant palm leaf drops down, it is recommended not have it hit on your head. Let alone the heavy coconuts, which can knock you out instantly… Suddenly, I heard a loud crack from above. Crack! I didn’t hesitate, and pointed my digital camera to the source of the cracking sound and made the picture. This picture shows a coconut in free-fall.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2006, 2014