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Palette Spring III

Palette Spring III
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Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2385 W: 237 N: 3033] (11162)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-20
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC, Tiffen circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Summer Vacation 2006: USA
Theme(s): Your favorites, Geological Wonders [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-29 14:51
Viewed: 4167
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the third photo of the Palette Spring and another close up of the spectacular shapes created over time by the water and the travertine.

This time some other information on Travetine:

The largest building in the world constructed largely of travertine is the Colosseum in Rome. Another notable building using travertine extensively is the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California. The travertine used in the construction was imported from Tivoli. The website of the Getty Center contains more information about the use of travertine in its construction, including some videos of travertine being quarried and cut for use. The stone is most widely used in Italy, Greece and Turkey.

Travertine is one of several natural stones that are used for paving patios and garden paths. It is sometimes known as travertine limestone, sometimes as travertine marble; these are the same stone, even though it is neither limestone nor marble. The stone is characterised by pitted holes and troughs in its surface. Although these troughs occur naturally, they suggest to some eyes that considerable wear and tear has occurred over many years. Some installers use a grout to fill these holes, whereas others leave them open — travertine can even be purchased "filled" or "unfilled." It can be effectively polished to a smooth, shiny finish and comes in a variety of colors from grey to coral-red. Travertine is most commonly available in tile sizes for floor installations.

Travertine is one of the most frequently used stones in modern architecture, and is commonly seen as facade material, wall cladding, and flooring. Architect Welton Becket was one of the most frequent users of travertine, incorporating it extensively into many if not most of his projects. The entire first floor of the Becket-designed UCLA Medical Center has thick travertine walls.

Source: Wikipedia

**Lets hope the upload didn't cause any loss of quality**

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-29 14:54]

Hi Niek,
This palette has a wonderful texture, bright and reflection. This a beautiful cascade! Details and aspect in the foreground are incredible.
TFS, José M.

Hello Niek, excllent texture and detao=ils, great colors and POV, great Job, TFS Kyle

Fabulous exposure on this Niek. The entire image is full of interesting things to look at. I love the surface textures and the flowing water. There are so many layers to this image and each is wonderful. I love the steam and the upper left corner as much that great shape of your central focal point. It is really super.


Evelynn : )

Good capture on the travetine's texture Neik. The subtle details are quite evident.

Another amazing shot, Niek.
All these shapes are so fascinating,
and you have captured them expertly to reveal their colors and textures and details. I really like the rendering of the water running over the travertine.
Your pictures make me want to reach out and touch those wonderful forms.
TFS. : )

Hi Niek,
Spectacular view, nicely captured. Well composed picture. Sharp and clear.

Ben Lakitan

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2006-07-30 11:55]

I really like the light here. The exposure must have been difficult, but it looks very good, especially with the sparkle. AMazing textures. I like the mix of elements, too. I think I miss the lack of a focal point, though I think that works here because there are so many things to see.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-31 4:59]

Hello Niek,
Wonderful capture.Exposure is spot on.I liked POV,details,sharpness,framing,lighting and composition a lot.

Hi Niek,
Interesting light gives life to this most unusual formation!
Well done on exposure which probably was quite a challenge under the appearant conditions...
An interesting presentation that with your note has fine educational qualities!
Pablo -

  • Great 
  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-08-03 17:03]

Hello Niek,
wonderful details and textures, this looks beautiful. Very nice POV and the lighting is lovely. Very nice capture.

Sharpness of the photo amaze me..
It looks like an ice-cream with caramel..
The mother-nature everytime makes me more happier discovering places like this...
Thank you for sharing..


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