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Pinnacle Rock

Pinnacle Rock
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Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-28
Categories: Seascape, Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM, Hoya 77mm Circular Polariser
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Volcanoes and Volcanic Areas [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-18 0:30
Viewed: 6614
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bartolomé Island
Bartolomé is a volcanic islet just off the east coast of Santiago Island. It is one of the 'younger' islands in the Galápagos archipelago.

The best known of the island's features is the Tuff Cone known as Pinnacle Rock. This large black partially eroded lava formation was created when magma expelled from the volcano reached the sea. When the seawaters cooled the hot lava it caused an explosion. The exploded particles eventually fasten together forming a rock composed of thin layers. Lying beside the Pinnacle Rock are twin half moon shaped beaches.

Little vegetation grows in this barren place. Mangroves border the beach and the small shrub Tiguilia grows in the volcanic sands. The seeds and tiny white flowers of the Chamaesycae provide food for the island's finch. These plants are common to arid regions and are able to survive in these harsh volcanic conditions.
(source: Wikipedia + Galapagos Online)

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-18 0:43]

Hello Selen
Very good capture of this interesting place
i like POV, light, colours, sharpness and informative note
Best regards Siggi

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-18 1:03]

Hello Selen,
You're right, the bleak landscape of Lanzarote is very much like this from Galapagos!! This is a beautiful composition showing the rocky outcrop and the blue sea with the volcanic landscape beyond. Fine details and lovely colours!
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

Hello Selen,
the paradise of Darwim ajajaja!! Good landscape. TFS Ferran

Merhaba Selen, my today beighbour, splendid viev of lovely place, beautiful landscape, great light and colors, I like a lot, ciao Silvio

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-18 3:24]

Merhaba Selen Hanım,
Hoş bir manzara.bakış açısını ve kadrajı çok güzel seçmişsiniz.Derinlik hissi mükemel.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık!

Hallo Selen
This is an impressive image. One can look so far in the distance, and in your imagination even further beyond that. The colours of the overall image displayed is just delightful to look at as there is a great variety in your presentation. The sight of the blue water of the sea is magic. Thanks for showing this landscape that I would never be able to witness in real. Kind regards.

Very impressive Selen, it looks as if it was sculptured by hand as a huge arrow head. Tried to lighten the image a little in my WS, hope you are not offended my friend.

Hi Selen,
What and incredible formation!
The shape is so symmetrical that it seems man made.
Excellent POV to show the rock formation and the beaches at the back.
Great picture and thanks for share.
My best regards,

Merhaba Selen,
spettacolare paesaggio di queste isole vulcaniche, eccellenti POV e composizione verticale che creano una bella prospettiva e danno profondità all'immagine, ottima nitidezza, molto belli e saturi i colori.

Hi Selen,
That's a real stunner. The shape of the pinnacle is a clasic, as if Oblix planted it there. :)
Your composition is really good, with the pinnacle free from the land behind it and placed in a way that it allows to naturally follow the line up. The light hitting the rock is in particulary beautiful and makes it stand out superbly.

Merhaba Selen,
The compostion of this unique terrain is awesome with excellent depth perception. Excellent lighting & POV. TFS.

Merhaba my dear friend Selen,
Thank you for awesome landscape with it's unique and impressive land pattern!
the focal point is perfect with the great sharpness in it!
I especially loved the partial light on the Pinnacle Rock! so beautiful!
well done
you take good care and my warmest regards from NZ

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-12-20 3:22]

Merhaba Selen hanım doğa en iyi sanatkar sanırım çok ilginç ve güzel bir oluşum ellerinize sağlık.

Hi Selen,
Very good comp, color, and detail.
Interesting light throughout the landscape as the clouds break-up the sun..
The "pinnacle rock" points the way, and the eye has no choice but to follow :)
Well done!
Best wishes for a Happy Holiday season,

merhaba Selen hanım,
bugün gelen maillere bakınca, alertten son fotoğrafınızı tıkladım ama silinmiş. bilmem siz mi sildiniz sistemden mi.
bunu kaçırdığımı farkettim. değişik ama çok güzel bir manzara çekimi elinize sağlık. çok güzel olmuş.
buna benzer bir kaya, Aladağlarda var. adına parmak kaya diyorlar, su dışında onun görünümü de buna çok benziyor.
sağlıcakla kalın, selamlar.

Selamlar Selen Hanım, muhteşem bir ada manzarası. Sağ taraftaki kayaç benim doğum günü pastam için mum olurmuş:) Benzetme ve iyi temennileriniz için teşekkürler.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-12-24 1:04]

Merhaba Selen hanım, volkanik kayaların oluşturduğu bu adacığı çok nefis fotoğraflamışsınız, elinize sağlık, selamlar.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-12-29 12:58]

merhaba selen hanım
doğal süreçte ortaya çıkan bu güzel yapıyı bizlerle paylaşmışsınız
kompozisyonu, bakış açısı, ışığı ve netliği nefis bir sunum
elinize sağlık

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-31 12:47]

Hello Selen,
A fine view from the galapagos showing Pinnacle Rock and Bartolomé Island, I like the different colours strips, the perspective and the composition that shows the volcanic nature of the area.
TFS and my best wishes to you for 2009!

Hola Selen.
Precioso encuadre de este paisaje volcánico.
Muy buenos detalles e interesante nota.
Saludos, JL.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-03-11 9:21]

Hi, dear Selen.
I hope you will stay with us and post new your always-amazing shots. Perfect use of telelens for landscape shooting. Pictured place are sweet and quality of the image is so wonderful. I like impressive combination of shadows and lights, ultimate DOF and excellent details nearest and remote objects. Framing of the scene also is creative and fine. Bravo and best wishes. In waiting for you here,
Yours Alexei.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-04-01 6:33]

Hi Selen !
Güzel fotoğraf.
Harika bir manzara ile güzel bir resim.
Tebrikler ve bekliyoruz ve daha fazlası.
Iyi günler,

Hello Selen! Excellent rock, wonderful landscape. Amazing point of view. Good natural light and colours. Very good shot. Well done!

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2010-03-03 17:25]

Hi Selen,
This take me back to so many years ago when I was here, what a fantastic place to see once in our life time and more time if you can. Very nice pov, I love how the light shined on the rock to illuminated so nicely. beautiful composition, the vertical format allow so much depth to the landcape.

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