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Sculpture In Red

Sculpture In Red
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Copyright: Scott Evers (scottevers7) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2432 W: 3 N: 3894] (12309)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-12-15
Categories: Desert
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Exposure: f/7.2, 1/290 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-01-22 22:08
Viewed: 4108
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a photo taken in the Valley of Fire State Park. The Valley of Fire is Nevada's oldest and largest state park, covering 36,000 acres. The park is located 55 miles North of Las Vegas, near Overton NV. just off Interstate 15. The park has a vast area of geological formations of red sandstone, limestone, and shale. The park is located in the Mojave Desert. Temperatures in winter ranges from freezing, to 75 degrees. In the summer, it can get over 120 degrees during the day. The park also contains some petrified trees, and 3000 year old petroglyphs from ancient tribes.

This Red Sandstone formation had incredible texture from millions of years of erosion from water and wind. The arch was about 10 ft. high, with a span of about 16 ft. This is the arch I did my self-portrait in front of for my intro page.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-01-22 22:39]
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Les contraste de couleurs fantastique , netteté ok belle composition. Bonne journée !

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  • azulu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 75] (374)
  • [2005-01-22 23:14]
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Very nice shot Scott. I like the colours, beautiful. Good composition and sharpness. Good job.



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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-01-23 4:26]
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Interesting shapes and designs in this Red Sandstone rock. Amazing shape. That is a big arch. Thanks Scott for showing.

You certainly have some pretty amazing landscapes in that part of the US ;-))
I just love these red rocks against a blue sky. I like the POV and your details in the shaded areas are better in this one than in the Sphinx one.

I like the contrast of red against the blue sky. Very good details in the stone. you handled the lighting very well too.

Waw...nature is sure fantastic and you have had a good eye to find ecatly this formation...Nice...

Very good contrasting coloures and a beautiful sky! It looks like a very warm place!

Scott, Great landscape shot of this unique sandstone formation. Striking contrast between the red of the stone & the bright blue sky..I lived in Nevada years ago but never made it out to this state park. :-(( TFS!!

Hi Scott,
Good composition, great details and very good contrast of colors. Iris

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-25 17:19]

This is beautiful Scott. I like the colors here very much and I would love to see and arch like this one day.

Very well done and thanks for posting.

Very pleasant landscape shot. The striking contrasts and sharp details make this something special. Great shot!

Wow, this is an amazing photo. The color is awesome and the composition is great! I'll have to drive through this park on my next road trip!

Nice shot, the image is very strong but pleasant at the same time. Excellent colours and shadows defining shapes. Maybe sky just a bit jpg compression? I have looked at image size and has only 123Kb. You should have saved the closest as posible to the 200 Kb. permitted, and slight gradients as this sky would be nicer. Hope you understood my rusty english.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-02-13 17:28]

Scott, here in Brazil there is a landscape that is very similar to this one you show us. If I find some picture of the landscape on the Web, I'll tell you.

Your picture is great. Nice contrast, beautiful and vivid colors. Cool POV too.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-02-16 15:10]

Hi Scott
Just a lovely wallhanger, Love this place, it is also on my wishlist of maybe one day!

It could have been easy to miss the framing here :-). But the way every part of the scene comes together is very attractive. Colors are wonderful; the opening seen from a low point of view is also very good to lead the eye thru the arche.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-03-13 6:15]

Très belle image. et superbe composition,de ce pont naturel.
Bravo. Toni

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-03-14 12:09]

Une bien belle composition pour ce pont de rochers. Belles couleurs et originalité.
Well done !

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2005-03-14 18:10]

Wow ! Nice colors and composition. I love it. Good work !

just one word, fantastic.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-10-22 16:48]

Hi Scott,
Amazing capture!
Very good composition and POV,
I like the red hot rock against cool blue sky.
Good job!

hello Scott,
thank you for sharing this shot of a magnificent arch. The red sandstone looks amazing- superb sharpness and color. Excellent POV and perfect lighting.

Nice shot! Beautiful landscape, the bright colours are fantastic, great photo, excellent work!
and many thanks for sharing!
I like so much!
The composition gear up for a very fine result.
this one is the best for me

Hi, Scott.
Very beautiful landscape. Exposure and composition are just perfect. Nice contrast. Wish to be there.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-03-17 5:26]

Hi Scott,
I just discovered your Arch Rock photo after reading your critique. This is shot from a good vantage point showing the full arch very well. I supposed you were up on the rocks to get the shot this way. Very sharp and spot-on exposure.
Best wishes,

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