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Too salty
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-05
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Olympus 740UZ
Exposure: f/4.6, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Crystals and Minerals, 40 points or more (Chapter 5). [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-07 3:52
Viewed: 4834
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Close-up of salt mountain from Romanian salt karst in Slanic.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The word salt is a noun. In everyday language it means, principally, sodium chloride. See edible salt. The coresponding adjective in formal language is saline. In informal language, it is salty.

In chemistry, salt is a general term used for ionic compounds composed of positively charged cations and negatively charged anions, so that the product is neutral and without a net charge. These ions can be inorganic (Cl-) as well as organic (CH3-COO-) and monoatomic (F-) as well as polyatomic ions (SO42-).

Solutions of salts in water are called electrolytes. Electrolytes as well as molten salts conduct electricity.

Zwitterions are salts that contain an anionic center and a cationic center in the same molecule, examples are the amino acids, many metabolites, peptides, and proteins.

Mixtures of many different ions in solution like in the cytoplasm of cells, in blood, urine, plant saps, and mineral waters usually do not form defined salts after evaporation of the water. Therefore their salt content is given for the respective ions.

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Great texture and wonderful photo.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-06-07 4:11]

Hello Greg!
Very nice,unusual shot.Framing,details and composition are wonderful.I liked it.TFS...:-)

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-06-07 5:05]

wooow.... it look like snow, but it some part of it look like brocolli.. :P, excellent shot, it don't look like salt at all.. did you try to taste it? does it taste like real salt? hehehehe... (kidding) great texture and composition. Well done Greg. TFS

Another wonderful texture capture, of this most interesting subject. The image looks almost B&W, did you desaturate? it is strange no colour reflections of any kind appear here.
Greetings, Felipe.

Great post Greg!
Very interesting photo and great note.
I like it very much.

Just about like sand at the beach, but not as golden, Greg. Interesting textures and very informative notes too. I've never heard of Zwitterions before. Nice name:) More like Garth Vader fans.

Many different textures in this salty shot Greg. Excellent exposure too. Nice work. Thanks.

witaj:) fajnie ci to wyszło:) te kryształki wygladaja jak zywe:) wspaniała praca:)



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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-07 6:26]

Hello Greg,

From the thumbnail I didn't know what to expect but this is a great post. Very good details and well composed. TFS!


Hello Greg!
İnterresting capture.Details,framing and composition are wonderful.Thanks for sharing.

Unusual and interesting - thanks for sharing this view of a natural phenomenon.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-06-07 10:19]

Hello Greg,
This is a very interesting capture.
Excellent sharp detail,very well exposed.
Very good composition and framing.
Great note too.


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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-06-07 10:35]

Bardzo ciekawe zdjęcie i to tyle.
Pozdrawiam Robert.

Very nice post, great details and interesting note.
Well done.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-06-07 11:53]

Grzegorz, another different shot - and that's nice.

I like your note too.

The shot has a very fine texture indeed.

Interesting post Grzegorz, very good light and exposure which reveals the textures and details very well.

Regards Steve.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-06-07 16:17]

niczym ściana w kopalni w Wieliczce. Dołączam się do wcześniejszych komplementów. Well done.
Pozdr. Al.

Great shot Greg,
Excellent detail and sharpness. well composed
Thanks for posting

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-06-08 3:27]

Belle et intéressante composition photographique. Sujet original, bon point de vue et bonne netteté.
Interesting & well done shot Grzegorz !

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-06-08 4:32]

Hi Greg, very interesting shot, also very informative note. Nice texture and exposure control.
Well done.

Interesting post my friend. Thanx for taking me back to my chemistry class.. A refresher course! ;-) We are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, what will you season it with? TFS

Hi Greg,
Nice view of this strange formation. I love your abstract-like composition.

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