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Stone Valley

Stone Valley
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Copyright: Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon_Manyer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1468 W: 308 N: 2604] (10203)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-03
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: HP Photosmart R817
Exposure: f/2.8
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-11 1:36
Viewed: 3815
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi folks,

Today I inivite You to a one-moment journey into Stone Valley, a unique part of Bükk mountains. It's located a few kilometers from a village named Cserépváralja, and it's famous for being an ex-volcanic area of these mountains (which are built up almost totally from limestone). The volcanos were active in the myocene era, a couple million years ago, but their "bombs" are still here, as You can see... The main stone here in and around the valley is ryolite.

I placed the photo into the "rain forest" category, because I thought it fits well, although I know there aren't real rain forests in Europe. But this valley's almost untouched, no forestry / sylviculture, and You can only go through it by Your feet, not with any jeeps at all...

PP: exposure and white balance correction, little curve adjustment, sharpening, framing. Than got a huge, >7 MB JPG, which I managed to re-size after a bit of suffering. But I'm afraid it didn't become sharp enough... I again "enjoyed" the disadvantage of file-size limit... But I hope You'll like this pseudo-rainforest somehow this way, too.

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Hello Laszlo!
This place looks like a very silent and peaceful area :) I like "V-shaped" natural composition and well saturated colours.
On the other hand it is a pitty that the picture is so small :)
Anyway, nice to watch this image.
Best greetings from Poland,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6550 W: 89 N: 15638] (65413)
  • [2008-05-11 15:54]

Hi Laszlo,a great sensation of peace and quiet and a very excellent landscape,beautifull quality of colours and sharpenss,thanks for share,Luciano

Dear Laszlo ,
lovely place and i like this colour.
Very well done and nice sharpness.
best wishes

I can be hours looking for fungi and insects in places like this. As you say compression does no help in this kind of detailed and complicated photos, but I think you PP very well, it is clear and sharp. I like very much the depth which invites you to get into the photo for a walk :)
Thanks, Felipe.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-06-11 7:20]

What a beautiful place to venture in! I love forests and this one looks one of the most beautiful I have seen.
Magnificent picture, dear friend.

Hi Baratom Laszlo,
A fine scene from this beautiful valley with an excllent clarity, focus and composition.
TFS and Have a nice WE!


Natural decidous forest vegetation and rocks, full of nature. Very nice landscape.

Hello László

You have choosen a fine POV and with the way the
forest landscape is framed, with excellent DOF,
excellent sharpness and details of the trees, TFS


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