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Clarno Unit

Clarno Unit
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Copyright: Tom Peak (tkp1165) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 12 N: 595] (3876)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-27
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D 80, 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6GED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Ni, Cokin Gradual Grey G2 ND8 P121
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-01 11:43
Viewed: 3043
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this shot of the Clarno Unit on the way to the Painted Hills. Anouther very interesting place.
The Clarno Unit is 1,969 acres in size and is located 18 miles west of the town of Fossil. It features hiking trails, exhibits, and a picnic area; The modern vegetation here is typical of Central Oregon's near-desert environment with a variety of grasses, sagebrush and juniper.
The cliffs of the Palisades are the most prominent landform in the Clarno Unit. The Palisades were formed 44 million years ago by a series of volcanic mudflows called lahars . The Palisades, preserved a great diversity of fossils in an environment very different from that of today. At that time, volcanoes towered over a landscape covered by near-tropical forest fed by approximately 100 inches of rain per year. Tiny four-toed horses, huge rhino-like brontotheres, crocodilians, and meat-eating creodonts roamed the ancient jungles.

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Hello Tom! Mysterious landscape. Amazing rocks. Nice sky. Good light, bright and colours. Very good sharpness. Nice frame. Good luck!

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