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Basaltic prisms

Basaltic prisms
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Copyright: Pedro Montes (periko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-10-03
Categories: River
Camera: Nikon D7000
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-10-05 21:20
Viewed: 1549
Points: 22
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These are geometric columns of basalt that cover the walls of the Santa Maria Regla canyon and its river. There are also four small waterfalls. The columns measure about 30 meters in height. The site is located in the state of Hidalgo, central Mexico.

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Ciao Pedro, fascinating landscape with fantastic rocks formations, excellent clarity, fine details 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 23:43]

Hi Pedro,very interesting formations,the rocks seems cut by men,perfect geometries taken in a great sharpness and perfect exposure,i like it! Have a nice day 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 0:29]

Hello Pedro,
Very interesting and beautiful rocks formations, well composed, very nice natural colors.
Great shot.Regards Sigi

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2015-10-06 2:22]

Hello Pedro,
Very interesting basaltic formation, very impressive too. Looks almost like an organ.
Kind regards

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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 5:47]

Hello Pedro,
Impressive basalt columns. Nice photo in beautiful colours. Well chosen composition.

Wauwh Pedro
great shot of this basalt group
nice details and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-10-06 9:48]

Hola Pedro,
Very nice image. ..
Well composed, nice colours and good details.
Best wishes,

Hello Pedro,
Very impressive basalt columns. Why the strong tendency towards hexagonal geometry when certain structures are tightly packed ... such as also the cells in a bees' nest, for example? And why does one see this with basalt but not with granite, for example? Your photo makes one think and so it is meaningful. Well done indeed.

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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 18:47]

Hello Pedro,
I have never witnessed formations such as this, they are stunning to say the least. They remind me of a huge naturally formed pipe organ. Beautiful coloration and super sharp focus. Excellent DOF and just the right amount of exposure. Well done!!

Hello Pedro,

Very impressive presentation of this Barranca De Alcholoya which are lined by polygonal columns between 100-165 ft high. One of my favourite subject during my student life. If you want to know (I think you know) the origin of those formation, you have to dating back to the rapid cooling of Lava during a spill over million of years.

Beautiful presentation of these geometric beauty.....unique in the world, better know as 'Basalt Prisms'......derived from igneous rock outcrop.

You may find such Basalt formation all over the world. Such as, Ghenh Da Dia, Vietnam; Akum Island sea cave, Alaska, Giant's Vausewsy, UK, Svartifoss, Iceland etc.....

Thanks for showing such beautiful creation of mother nature,

nice prisms, TFS Ori

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