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For Janice
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Copyright: steven warnstaff (wahclella) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 7 N: 224] (1119)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-01
Categories: Desert
Camera: Pentax PZ1P, tokina 28-70mm 2.8, Fujichrome Velvia 50
Exposure: f/22, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-20 17:49
Viewed: 2845
Points: 6
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This is the Clarno Fossil Beds Pallisades where once stood massive volcanoes 50-40 million years ago. The Pallisades are the remains of huge lahars that swept from the volcanic peaks and the highlands surrounding them, and within this rock/mud mass are the remains of trees, nuts, leaves, all types of the earliest of Oregon's vegetation in this area has been discovered here in the Clarno Nut Beds. There is also an area here named the Hancock Mammal Quarry that has opened to paleontologists the earliest of mammal life that existed in what was once a jungle atmosphere that was known to have the likes of Hippos, tiny horses, a type of cat resembling the Sabre Toothed Tiger, mammals that also resembled bears, and ancestors, though unrelated by DNA testing, to wild dogs that resembled those seen in Africa today.
I captured this sunrise after staying in the car and capturing a star trail image during the full moon's light as it rose straight above me and crossed the face of the Pallisades through its journey west.
So Janice, this is where fossils were born, not in Canada, but here in Oregon. Lol...
The beginning of this year's Trek Meet will be here at the Clarno Unit, then off to the Painted Hills Unit, and one day if anyone wants to capture Cathedral Rock at sunrise at the Sheep Rock Unit and visit the Paleo Museum before returning to the Painted Hills for the finale of the full moon rise over the Hills. If anyone is interested in joining you can contact me at:
[email protected]
Have a great Sunday...

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Hi Steven,

Very great conducted. Nature's most beautiful squares in the colors if they were met.
Reflected sunlight and the magnificent rocks of different colors of the sky created a beautiful composition. TFS

Best Regards,

...Not in Canada you say... ha ha ; )

Thank you Steven for the nice dedication. I'm getting itchy feet to get outside and do a little rock hunting.

I can just image the sunrise on those magnificent rock cliffs. The rock are very unique looking and I'm sure the Clarno Fossil beds are an amazing place to visit and explore. One day Steve...one day.

TFS Janice

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-03-28 11:14]

Hi Steven,
a very beautiful landscape.
Excellent colors, a high-class composition.
A very fit dedication to Janice.
Best regards,

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