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Mexican Hat Rock

Mexican Hat Rock
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Copyright: Scott Roland (Scott) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 227 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-15
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon 20D
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-12-25 9:47
Viewed: 3821
Points: 10
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Mexican Hat Rock

A hoodo precariously perched..

Close to Valley of the Gods and Monument Valley, the San Juan River flows through this valley. I am amazed at the millions of years of sediments layed bare.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-12-25 10:14]

Hi Scott,
Interesting this picture! A fantastic landscape ..
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and many beautiful gifts.
Have a wonderful day,

Hi SCott,
I am always amazed with these photos from the Utah or Arizona desert. The natural shapes created by the elements are just wonderful. I like your perspective here as well. I like how the zoom effect flattend the depth.

Hello Scott,
Great landscape with nice POV.
I hope you like my little workshop that in my opinion we can see more beauty about this incredible place.
TFS and see you in TN.

Dear Scott,
This is a very interesting photo demonstrating the details of the strata.

It is amazing how the persistent sands, wind and water of time have sculpted the sandstone.

There used to be a similar rock in South West Africa (Namibia), but the top broke off some years ago. I have a slide, which is unfortunately badly damaged by our unforgiving climate.

I agree with Francisco (Mello) that your photo needed a bit of editing and I like the result of his workshop.

Best Wishes


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2009-12-30 8:13]
  • [4]

Hi Scott

I was sitting here and working on some wedding photos that I've done and suddenly
your name jumped into my head. I haven't heard from you in a long time and I was
wondering if you still are active on the site. Pleasantly surprised I was to see that you
actually are still going strong and have posted this interesting shot quite recently.

So, here I am to say "Hi" and hoping that you've been practising your Afrikaans so
that you can put it to good use again sometime in the future. I slipped up because I
visited this posting too late (chuckle). I wanted to tell you about the so-called "Finger
of God" rock in Namibia, but Ingrid already done that. Then I thought about doing a
workshop to sharpen the image and naturalise the colours a wee bit, but Francisco
already done that. Maybe I could tell you just how wonderful these natural shapes
are that were created by the elements in the Utah desert, but Niek has already done
that. Ok, I'll tell you it is a fantastic landscape; oops Adrian has done that……

So, all I can do is award you a smiley and tell you it was nice to pay you a visit again.

To you and your loved ones I wish a wonderful, healthy, and aprosperous 2010.

Well done MF and TFS.

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