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Clarens Formation

Clarens Formation
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Copyright: Neels Gunter (corjan3) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 49 N: 964] (4707)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-10-04
Categories: Mountain
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-10-05 14:20
Viewed: 1804
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The pinnacles at the top are relicts of a sand desert that covered the whole of Southern Africa 200-183 million years ago from one of the most scenic parts of the country.
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Ciao Neels, fascinating landscape eith fantastic rocks formations, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-10-05 14:46]

Hi Neels,fantastic view on these rocks,taken in the best moment with this diagonal light perfect to create the best 3D effect.Some rocks looks like faces sculptures,very very interesting post as usual! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-10-06 0:27]

Hello Neels,
What an awesome capture of this magnificent landscape! Superb composition, excellent sharpness details, beautiful blue sky, and splendid natural colors. Very well done.
Regards Sigi

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2015-10-06 2:20]

Hello Neels,
Reminds me of some lanndscapes in USA, nteresting note too.
Take care

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-10-06 5:44]

Hello Neels,
Excellent photo of this impressive landscape. Very beautiful colours and a well chosen composition.
Saturday I'm going to the parks in the SW of the USA.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-10-06 9:50]

Hi Neels,
Fantastic shot and composition ..
Excellent sharpness, details, POV and composition.
Best wishes,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-10-06 18:39]

Hello Neels,
Amazing how natural eroding forces such as wind and water can create beautiful formations like this over a period of time. Add to this a good camera and lens along with someone who knows how to use them, and we get the results we see here. Reminds me of some of the areas in our western states. Beautiful colors and eye catching rock formations. Exposure couldn't be any better and I like the overall composition. Tac sharp focus throughout the entire frame.

Hello Neels,

If I'm not wrong, Elliott where you captured this Photograph is in the main Karoo Basin. Very interesting to me due to my subject.....
The lower Jurassic clarens Formation is regarded a climatically controlled fluvioaeolian to acolian lithostratigpraphic interval. Well presented this unique sedimentary structures that are unlikely to be non-biogenic. If you study carefully you can see it reveals a tectonically quite period or organic unloading of the Cape fold belt and initiation of the rifting along the Indian Ocean rift axis.
I must visit one day.....
Well POV with good details and color.
Thanks for showing such impressive subject,

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2015-10-08 21:39]

Hi Neels
Beautiful landscape indeed. It would be interesting tu see the native fauna. I like the horizontal presentation.


Hi Neels,
Beautiful view of these awesome, post-Gondwana rock formations! Excellent panoramic crop to make the scene even more spectacular to the viewer, the lines (of rocks) at the bottom are really there where they (photographically) should be, the hilltop line is around 2/3, superb usage of the otherwise harsh lights, great color contrast between the blue of the sky and the clay buff of the rocks. Fantastic shot! I was a little upset about the lacking note first, as I wished to know more about the subject, but your answer to Srikumar was a perfect addition. Great image, one of your best ones!
Have a nice festive season, kind regards from Ireland, László

Another fascinating view of an unusual (for me) geological formation. You list of these images is becoming a geologist's handbook!

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