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Stone forest

Stone forest
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Copyright: Albert Herbigneaux (albert) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 421 W: 12 N: 670] (2971)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-20
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D200 with MB-200, AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Geological Wonders [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-31 4:45
Viewed: 8612
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From Morondava it took us 10 driving hours in a 4x4 vehicule , over punishing roads, to reach Bekopaka the door to the the strange mineral forest of Bemaraha's Tsingy situated on the western coast of Madagascar. but it is really worth going there !

Tsingy de Bemaraha Nature Reserve comprises karstic landscapes and limestone uplands cut into impressive 'tsingy' peaks and a 'forest' of limestone needles.

This geological formation, called karst, is the result of erosion, as acid rains have gradually dissolved the stone of the chalky plateau and carved out sharp ridges that can rise to heights of 30 m.

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Truly amazing view of these quaint geological rock formations, Albert.
It was really worth the effort of travelling in tedious conditions.
The picture brings out the awesome features of this stone "forest".
Thanks for sharing this priceless image and best regards.

Hi Albert
This rock formation is really unique. I have never seen this type of formation before. Is the rock porous or more like limestone? Which ever it is, it's gorgeous. Well captured and composed.
TFS Janice

Hello Albert! Wonderful landscape, amazing rocks. Good POV and capture. Very good shot. Well done!

Interesting rock formations, I feel the rock over hand is a little distracting I might have alsod darken the image a little

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-03 9:30]

Bonjour Albert, quel incroyable paysage! Superbe composition, c'est bien exposée et le résultata est excellent, bravo!


bonjour Albert

j'aime le titre que tu as donnais à cette image,
grâce à TN on découvre beaucoup de place de la terre,
excellent POV et avec beaucoup de détails dans l'image, TFS


Hi Albert

Looks like you had a most interesting time in Madagascar. This is an amazing landscape. Well captured and composed.


amazing stone forest, TFS Ori

je confirme les 10h de 4x4 mais ça vaut le déplacement. Jy suis allé en juillet 2003, je n'avais pas un bon appareil numérique, alors merci de partager cette foto

Hello Albert.
This shot really caught my eye because I have lots of experience of karst landscapes
I have been a cave explorer since I was a teenager.
This is one of the most amazing examples I've seen.There must be a few caves in this area.
Very interesting.

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