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"The mushroom"

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Copyright: Tsilla Nahari (tnahari) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 259 N: 4365] (26007)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-12-26
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-01 0:46
Viewed: 2095
Points: 30
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Mushroom Rock, Timna National Park, Israel

Timna is a large geological, nature and history park (60 square KM) located north of Eilat. The stone formations create a dazzling display of rock formations which are based on granite (on  Timna mountain in the center) and soft red and white sandstones that surround the center in a horseshoe type shape.

In this park are remains of an ancient Egyptian copper mining industry, including workshops, furnaces, tunnels and shafts, shrines, mining camps and rock drawings. Most of these are dated to the 12-13th C BC.

One of the impressive rock formation in the valley is the giant "mushroom". This sandstone "sculpture" was created by nature, and there are other "mushrooms" in the vicinity. This one is adjacent to the ancient copper mining facilities.

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Hello Tsilla! Amazing rock. Magical mushroom. Very fine people, nice scene. Superb colours. Good contrast and sharpness. Well done!

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2010-03-01 1:15]

Hi Tsilla

Looks like Utah or Mongolia! Good inclusion of the people to provide scale with striking warm cold color contrasts, between the red rock & blue sky. The mushroom shape is clearly defined here. Tfs!

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-03-01 1:33]

Hi Tsilla,
A great capture of this Mushroom Rock from an adequate POV.
Fabulous lighting and a wonderful idea to add the human element to let us calculate how huge is the stone!
A very sharp image and a pleasant composition.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

Hi Tsilla,

That is one impressive rock. Amazing how erosion over the years have resulted in such a wonderful geological formation. The people admiring the scene provide much needed scale. This reminds me of the U.S National Parks in the Midwest. Glad that you posted this 'Mushroom'.



Great photos ,so nice colors, sharpnes and contrast.
Regards Zoran

Wonderful relief form and great place in yours picture.
Nice image and very good photo.
Congratulations and best greetings.Alin.

Looks like one indeed ,i like the different shades of sand in it , the scenery around is spectacular , a wonderful place to explore , the persons give the rock a sense of bigness and proportions in its surroundings, good job Tsilla, tfs,

Bonjour Tsilla

In croyable phénomène géologique!!!
Je ne sais pas si j'irais en toute confiance sous ce rocher avec mes enfants...
Et pourtant,je suppose qu'il est là depuis des millénaires ...
Bravo et TFS

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2010-03-01 11:06]

HI Tsilla
Having people in the shot is a great addition and shows us just how huge this rock is.
Fantastic colors wells captured

Certainly an impressive formation, testament to the abrasive power of wind over millions of years - subtle but relentless. A good idea to include people in the shot, they add a sense of scale that would otherwise be difficult to assess.

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  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2010-03-01 13:25]

Hello Tsilla!
Interesting and impressive rock formation !
Perfect geological shape!Great strong lighting,saturated colours and sharp details!
TFS Kostas

Olá Tsilla

Uma imagem impressionante...belas cores e texturas.
Bonito ponto de vista´e ótima luz e sombras.

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2010-03-02 13:36]

dear Tsilla,
a wonder huge rock,
like surely a mushroom and in my impression like a side face of man's head,
light and colors are beautiful to show me natural situation there very well,
thank you for your wonderful shot,

Bonjour Tsilla.
Belle présentation de ce phénomène géologique avec de belles couleurs naturel.
Je suis allez voir sur Google Heard pour voir ou ce trouve ce magnifique site.

Bonne journée.

Hi Tsilla!
Beautiful shot, interesting place. I like to visit in Oktober Israel, maybe I will come to see this impresive rock of the nature. Look like in Wadi Rum i Jordan. Best regards Csabi

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