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Land of Tortoises


Land of Tortoises
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Copyright: steven warnstaff (wahclella) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 7 N: 224] (1119)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: samsung GX, pentax 80-200mm 2.8 EDIF
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-02 6:10
Viewed: 2802
Points: 8
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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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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-02 7:42]
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Hello Steven,
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

Hio Steven,
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.
Paul :)

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.
Bob

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-12-03 4:29]

Hello Steven,
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.
Best regards
Anne

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