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Vertigo in the Gorge

Vertigo in the Gorge
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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: 2007-06-04
Categories: Mountain
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-25 13:17
Viewed: 4245
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A UNESCO-proclaimed world heritage site, the large Yuntaishan Geopark is situated at the southern foothills of the Taihangshan Mountains. The red colouration of the sandstone formations is derived from the earliest release of oxygen into the Earth's atmosphere 1600 million years ago. The oxygen was rapidly consumed with oxidation of ferrous compounds (rusting as we know it) so that it would take another thousand million years before there would be sufficient oxygen to sustain terrestrial life. The spectacular cliffs and waterfalls are the result of recent neotectonic processes that took place less than 23 million years ago.

Note: Vertigo has a range of manifestations, amongst which is a fear of heights.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-07-25 15:07]

Hi Neels,great choice of point of view to create this magic effect and beautfiful perspective,excellent quality of sharpness and colors and very interesting place too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-07-25 21:24]

Hi Neels,
Splendid Landscape, excellent photo of this UNESCO-proclaimed world heritage site, TFS!

Impressive landscape Neels! Excellent photo.

wonderful geographical structure. great lighting and point of view. great work.

Ciao Neels, great view of fantastic place, amazing gorge, wonderful natural colors and splendid DOF, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hallo Neels,
a very beautiful landscape, impressive perspective, very good sharpness and beautiful natural colours, very good vertical composition
Best regards

Hola Neels.
Magnifico paisaje ,impresionantes detalles de un precioso caņon.
Buena composicion y excelente POV.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-26 7:37]

Hello Neels,
such a beauty upon seeing the layered rocks with special trees.
The note is so infromative and throw lights into better understanding of this splendid landscape.
I like the vies, as it so dramatic and exciting.
Well presented shot in good view and pleasant nature.


Dear freind Neels,
Hello!!! Ok...I give up on the idea of not giving or receive points! About such friend it is really impossible !
Many thanks dear Neels for your lovely comments.You are always so enthusiastic...I love this quality in you and is because of you that I "re-accept" the points system...Only for you!!!!
About your pic here...wow! It is amazing! I´ve noted that you have so many souvenirs from China.Good for you!!! I love this pic here and your interesting note.I think that must be so cool for a geologist like you, see such landscape.
Many thanks for sharing your knowledge with us!
Big hug and warms wishes from, your friend,
PS: did you received my last e-mail?

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-07-26 8:04]

Hello Neels,
I shouldn't look at this too much or i would get vertigo, which affects me when I look down a cliff or gorge like this.
Excellent composition, POV, sharpness and natural colours, a dizzy memory from your China trip.
Thanks and best regards,

Spectacular scenery, excellent photo. regards yiannis

hallo Neels
a super mooie foto met veel details en super scherp genomen
de kleuren zijn prachtig en naturel
bedankt groetjes lou

Hi Neels,
what a nice place. Perfect point of view. Nice and interesting colours. What an atmosphere!
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Neels,
Excellent captured of this spectacular place, superb details sharpness, great point of view, beautiful natural colours and very good composition,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

Neels, this is such a beautiful shot of the gorge. I love the POV and the mist in the background. Excellent job. Have a great week, Bill

Ciao Neels. Impressive POV. Wonderful colours and intrigant foggy BG. Excellente details.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-07-27 4:19]

Hello Neels,
I suppose that you certainly had vertigo looking down from this Gorge.. interesting view on a spectacular landsape. Always very attractive to have pictures from Chinese regions. I see that the Geologist has written the note :-)
Kind regards

Hallo Neels,

wat een mooie plaat van jou.
Erg mooie compositie en goede scherpte.
Mooi uitzicht op de kloof.
Prachtige kleuren.


Hallo Neels
Beautiful indeed. How serene is the view in front of me and I am sure it must have been just as peaceful whilst you where there. The colours so true to nature are ever so beautiful. I am sure I can smell the freshness of the unpolluted air. This image has tranquility written all over it. I am in awe for the beautiful Creation. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-31 2:49]

Hallo Neels,
Fantastisch mooi landschap en een foto genomen op een heel bijzondere plaats. Prachtig zoals de kloof tot zijn recht komt op deze wijze. Uitstekende dieptewerking in de foto. Erg mooie kleuren.

Great image, and certainly conveys the sense of vertigo just looking at it!

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