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Turtle Rock Alternate View

Turtle Rock Alternate View
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Copyright: Chris Jules (chrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06
Categories: Nature
Camera: Pentax Me Super, Pentax 28mm f:2,8, Fuji 100, Polarizer ø28mm
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-28 2:11
Viewed: 3565
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a shot from around the back of turtle rock, where it looks nothing like a turtle. I loved Mongolia, & wouldn't mind going back one day. Polarized, which increases the saturation. The area had its driest Spring in decades, so no green grass. But it's not hard to work out why Mongolia is often called "the land of blue skies". Views of the stars at night are incredible here, too.

The blue flags tied to the trees are 'khadags' (ceremonial blue ribbons). A type of animist, Buddhist talisman.

Here's a shot of Turtle Rock with a blue colour cast, which I've corrected in this image.


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Hello Chris,

Great POV, beautiful colors, excellent light and contrast.
Congratulations and TFS

i like the colors. I would have loved to shift the focus a bit towards left. I like the crisp sharpness :), very good.

Hello Chris,
Beautiful image with great poi againts the blue sky.
The colors, contrast and sharpness are great.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-02-28 3:09]


quelle forme ce rohcer et sa couleur, comme il ressort bien dans cette immensité, ce décor, fantastique compo.

Bravo et amitié


Bonjour Chris
Magnifique photo de ce rocher .
Couleurs superbement saturées.

Hi Chris.
Nice picture of this interesting rock.
Good colors in yours photo.
Best regards.Alin.

Ciao Chris

The colors here are as I like!
Very nice detailed picture, with a
wonderful sharpness and clarity.
Nice composition, good presentation.
Very well done,



Hi Chris,

The colors are intensely vivid and attractive. The scene reminds me of the Midwest and other National Parks in the U.S. That is one massive rock, an interesting geological formation. Regards.


very blue sky and many detail in rock can see all cracks. shape of rock is very very interesting look like maybe fall over or top bit slide down if strong wind!

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-02-28 5:55]

Hi Chris,

Nature does have some strange and wonderful sights. An excellent, alternate view of the rock with a good low POV to take advantage of the beautiful skies. Just gorgeous, with nice color contrasts.

Best regards,

Bom dia Chris
Very interesting perpective with good light, good colors and sharpness.
Very interesting work.
Have a good sunday
Um abraço

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2010-02-28 7:09]

Hi Chris
The rock has so many details showing up with tack on sharpness, the colors are vivid but suits it well.
An awesome capture.

Ciao Chris, fantastic rock against a superb sky, splendid composition, wonderful light and colors, I like a lot, ciao Silvio

Hello Chris,

Another beautiful photo from Mongolia.
Very good chosen POV.
Excellent sharpness, light and lovely colors.

Best regards,

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2010-02-28 9:21]

merhaba dear Chris..
ilginç bir kare,
güzel bir paylaşım...

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-02-28 9:51]

Hi Chris,
A fabulous rock formation and a great POV.
Excellent light and nice vivid colors make this presentation eye-catching.
A marvellous composition and a very neat presentation.

Francis Xavier

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  • solrac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1103 W: 26 N: 1025] (9012)
  • [2010-02-28 10:11]

Hola Chris
Magnifica vista de esta roca de forma de barco, excelente colorido muy intenso , un paisaje que transmite un ambiente mistico , gracias por compartir
Buen trabajo
un saludo

Hi Chris,

Wonderful capture from the turtle rock with perfect golden colors, which stand very well against the blue sky.

For me, the typical form of this turtle rock looks like the Goldhase chocolate from Lindt (see at http://shop.lindt.de/epages/Lindt.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/Lindt/Products/67111) ;) The golden color of the rock even make me even more sure :)
just kidding!

Wonderful work!
best regards,

Hi Chris,
Excellent Point of view and details.
great colors and light,
nice contrast and very well done.

Hi Chris,
Very interesting geographic land forms...
Nice colours and details. Depth and clarity
are excellent.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Bonjour Chris.
Étonnante formation géologique qui a donné une superbe image parfaitement coloriée et saturée à souhait.
Une superbe réussite qui nous enchante. Bravo.
Bonne journée.

Bonsoir Chris

Quel curieux rocher!!L'érosion a vraiment fait un sacré travail!!
Couleurs et lumière superbes!
Bravo et TFS

Fantastic image,excellent colors and POV.Happy cooperation of the sky also.Best regards Otto.

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2010-03-01 0:01]

maybe the sky is a bit too blue (at least on my monitor) but I like this bright compo a lot.


This is a striking image if only for the saturation - I'm always for stronger colour, especially in landscapes and you've done it beautifully here Chris...

Oh yeah - nice compo too ;-)


and here I thought it was a giant Jackrabbit overlooking its food supply. An amazing feature in the desert as it must loom over the landscape from afar.

Hi Chris..nice composition..nice details. I think your saturation is distracting though...I would tone it back a little...


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