Land of Tortoises
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This is the Blue Basin Trail at the Sheep Rock Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument near Dayville, Oregon off of Hwy.26. There have been many fossilized remains of tortoises, and small reptilian forms of life discovered in these formations of hoodoos. This area was once a steamy jungle many millions of years ago, and thankfully for the discoveries by Thomas Condon, Oregon's first paleontologist during the 1800's we have this beautiful area to explore and photograph.|
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- [2008-12-02 7:42]
Beautiful capture of these fantastic rock formations. Excellent DOF, great sharpness and beautiful light and colours. It must be a very interesting place to visit!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla
This is really cool! The rock formation is so intense, it makes me want to see this place in person. The exposure is really nice and the overall image shows fantastic detail without distortion, a very dificult shot to control in the final process. Well done.
You really would like me to go there...well if not...I would like to..but I am still holding off..perhaps next spring. Although my wife's health is deteriorating...I am getting stronger..and if my children would help me by caring for Jane, perhaps I could take just one short trip...Your photos are so inviting..I have roots all over that area....many, many! I really want to do some photography and mix it in with genealogy as well.....say a Rosary for me:-) or something...If God wills it I shall do it next spring.
- [2008-12-03 4:29]
Again very special rock-formations with amazing shapes due probably to erosion. I can see layers with different coloration. Seems to be a highly interesting area. Excellent picture too , taken with great sharpness, good light-management and choice of point of view.
We have quite cold weather here, snow actually over 800m. We had already twice snow here in town , but it disappeared quickly. This year snow is early and at some places it is possible to ski already.