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Outcropped Limestone Hill

Outcropped Limestone Hill
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-31
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 10 -20 mm
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-17 6:17
Viewed: 3727
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This limestone hill is kodiang. Kodiang is a small town that neighbours with Perlis. There are many limestones hills in Perlis than in Kedah.

The limestone hills of Malaysia come in all shapes and sizes. Generally they occur as single outcrops, but in some places, e.g. in Perlis and Gunung Mulu National Park they may be formed as part of long ranges.
Many of the sedimentary rocks were separated during the orogenic movements associated with intrusion of granite. The sedimentary rocks were folded into troughs and the granite cores between them were exposed by erosion, resulting in separation of the areas of sedimentary rocks. This is noticable in the isolated limestones of east Perlis, Baling, Perak, Selangor, west Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu. Much of the Kuala Lumpur area is formed of limestone which is estimated to be 6000 feet thick (Gobbett 1963). However the only actual outcrop is Batu Caves.

In Peninsula Malaysia the outcrops can be seen in all states north of Kuala Lumpur up to Thailand, except for Penang. Driving along the north-south highway in Perak takes you past many limestone hills, especially around the city of Ipoh in the Kinta Valley.

Travelling north from KL, if you take the old trunk road you see the two hills at Templers Park. However you miss these if you use the highway. The first of the Kinta Valley hills is Gunung Gajah - Tempurung. On a clear day you get a stunning view of the distant hills after the road passes close to the Tempurung massif. After another 10 km or so, you start to see these hills close up. Some are fine hills still covered in untouched rain forest, others have been damaged by quarrying which has left ugly stumps of hills. Nearer to Ipoh the highway passes through a valley with hills on either side, some of which have been desecrated by quarrying. There are many marble workings here.


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hello Foozi

beautiful landscape perspective photo with the man level fine POV,
excellent sharpness and details of all the foreground
with the background clouds and sky giving 3D effect,



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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-17 6:39]

What a great capture this lovely landscape!
Colors and details are great!

What beauty!
Colors and light are great!
Wonderful shot!

hello Foozi,
with out the road, it's a beautiful viewing landscape, again with fine colors!
keep photographing! TFS

Salam akhi Foozi
another shot from different POV of beautiful Limestone Hill of Kodiang. clody sky and green habitat very nice. natural colors also superb. nicely composed and noted with good informative notes. thanks for sharing, have a nice week.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-01-17 8:51]

Hola amigo,
hermosa perspectiva y color,
fino pov/dof y encuadre...
saludos amigo.

Ciao Foozi. Another interesting detailed landcape in perspctive and very good sharp.


Hola Foozi, la fotografía que nos presentas es elocuente y práctica, pero la explicación que nos das es muy interesante y supongo que todos lo que la hemos leído nos hemos quedado con las ganas de viajar a tu País :-)

Un abrazo y buena semana: Josep Ignasi.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-01-17 16:18]

Hi Foozi
Excellent landscape.Well composed and very sharp.Light and colors are beautiful
TFS Michel

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2010-01-17 18:20]

Ya Foozi,
Asslamualia kum,
Left side canal and right side the green fields, so we have in our Southern parts of Balochistan and the road in between leads to nearest village or town.
It reminds me of lower lands with moist air and warm climate though we have here minus C during the nights.
Well shot beautiful composition and nice frame.


rally a majestic landscape. congrats for this amazing capture. I also liked your other shots. thank you

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-18 11:16]

Hello Foozi,
Lovely landscape.Excellent POV,framing and DOF.Well caught and composed.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting.Best regards Siggi

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-01-19 2:09]

Hi Foozi

Another fine example of tropical Karst - other examples are Halong Bay in Vietnam (in my folder), Guilin in SW China and Prang Na Bay in Thailand.

Well composed and presented


Hi MF Foozi,

Nice panoramic view, this would indeed make a great postcard.
Good DOF from f/13, I like the fluffy clouds against the blue sky and reflections on the water.
Great perspective. Well photographed MF!
TFS and have a nice day!


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