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Copyright: Ian Barredo (tracer) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 748 W: 45 N: 1650] (8284)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-10
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S DX Nikkor 10-24mm f3.5-4.5G ED, Marumi DHG Circular PL(D) 77mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-27 23:50
Viewed: 3230
Points: 22
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Hi TL Folks!

"Kapurpurawan" in the local dialect as i have been told means "white" and so it was called Kapurpurawan rock formation, a remote place on one of the sleepy towns of Ilocos Norte.
The place is unique by itself comparably with its surroundings. Located by the sea, the place is littered with huge coral formation and sharp rocks, evident of its underwater history. But now the exposed white limestone have been carved by the wind making sweeping lines and curves, transformed the place to a very different kind of landscape.
Few tourists visit this place, very hot and humid by the daytime but proved to be a worthwhile visit.

Just a few miles from Bangui windmills

Thanks for the peek.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-05-28 0:18]

Hi Ian,
A nice POV with quite a remarkable DOF. I like the low approach to this lovely rock formation.
Marvellous light and accurate details.
Lovely contrast with the blue sky. Great management in exposure and an adequate vertical presentation.
Well done.

Francis Xavier

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2010-05-28 0:25]

Beautiful rocks, excellent photo

Hello Ian,

I've never been to The Philippines but this is not what I expected to see there! How wrong can one be!

I love your pov which helps suggest height and steepness. Your sharp exposure has captured the textures of the rock and its gradation of colours, really well, and sets in in contrast against the blue sky.

I have learned something today!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Bonjour Ian
Superbe paysage avec un graphisme incroyable très bien mis en valeur par le POV en contre plongée.Excellente profondeur de champ,belles couleurs et belle maitrise de la lumière.Bravo Ian et TFS.Catherine

Hello, Ian -
Great capture of the incredible natural shapes and contours of this unusual landscape. The earth tones look great against the clear blue sky. Very sharp with good management of the sunlight. Fine image.

Hi Ian,
Darn, this rock formation is superb. I love the different lines and the layers in the top right. Your composition shows these lines perfectly and really has that top notch feel to it. It is great to see what kind of art mother nature can present to us.
I like how the lines carved in the sand draw me into the compostion toward the high wall and to the odd shaped rock on the left. The lines are extra interesting due to the shadow casted on it. A sign of a well planned photo.

Hello Ian, an excellent PoV looking up and towards the wind blown rock formations.
The DoF enables us to see all the details of this remarkable landscape.
The blue sky complements the pale shades of the rocks.
Interesting note too.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hi Ian,

Am still in 'Pinas but the heat is so intense that I end up drinking more beer than taking pics. An incredible pic, you must have waited patiently for the good light. I am now considering visiting the Ilocos region because of this posting. Cheers.


Hi Ian
Excellent wide shot with great composition of this interesting place
The sharp details are well captured across the image in addition to natural colors
Best wishes

Very unusual formation for the Philippines. I would associate this formation to the desert. But great details and colors.

wow amazing landscape, very neat shot!

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