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Good Badlands

Good Badlands
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Copyright: Tomasz Chroscicki (Tomek) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-18
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 30D SLR, Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS, 77 mm HOYA circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-08 22:31
Viewed: 1257
Points: 27
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
So nice to observe desert with amazing geological forms like these ones:)))
Tytul polski: " Wielkie Placki Nieziemskiego Cukiernika"
Na srodkowym zachodzie Stanow jest tak ogromne bogactwo rozmaitych form geologicznych, ze trudno byloby wszystko utrwalic na zadjeciach... - oto jednen jeszcze przyklad piekna natury.

Badlands are a type of arid terrain with clay-rich soil that has been extensively eroded by wind and water. Canyons, ravines, gullies, hoodoos and other such geological forms are common in badlands. They are often difficult to walk through. Badlands usually have a spectacular color display that alternates from dark black/blue coal stria to bright clays to red scoria.
The term "badlands" represents a consensus in North America: the Lakota called the topography "mako sika" and Spanish colonists called it malpaís, both literally bad land, while French trappers called it "les mauvaises terres à traverser" – "the bad lands to cross". The term is also apt: badlands contain steep slopes, loose dry soil, slick clay, and deep sand, all of which impede travel and other uses. Badlands form in arid regions with infrequent but intense rain-showers, sparse vegetation, and soft sediments: a recipe for massive erosion.

Some of the most famous fossil beds are found in badlands, where erosion rapidly exposes the sedimentary layers and the scant cover of vegetation makes surveying and fossil hunting relatively easy.
Some of the best-known badland formations can be found in the United States and Canada. In the U.S., Makoshika State Park in Montana, Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota and Badlands National Park in South Dakota together form a series of extensive badlands formations. Another popular area of badland formations is Toadstool Geologic Park in the Oglala National Grassland of northwestern Nebraska. The Big Muddy Badlands in Saskatchewan, Canada gained notoriety as a hideout for outlaws. There is a sizable badland area in Alberta, Canada, particularly in the valley of the Red Deer River where Dinosaur Provincial Park is located. The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Alberta and Dinosaur National Monument in Utah are also badlands settings, and exhibit fossils found in the area. Arguably the most well known badlands formation in New Zealand, the Putangirua Pinnacles – formed by the erosion of the conglomerate an old alluvial fan – are located at the head of a small valley near the southern tip of the North island.

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  • Great 
  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-11-09 0:40]

Hola Tomasz,
precioso paisaje,
detalles y saturación de colores,
agradable pov.

Hi Tomasz - I really enjoyed reading your note!

I'm half expecting a posse of cowboys to come heading into view, I love this barren landscape. The polariser has really brought out an intense blue - was there much pp work involved in enhancing that colour? Nice details of different rocks and the coloured layers. Simple and effective composition - nice shot!

Cześć Tomek!
Niesamowicie wygląda taki sterczący górotwór na tle kamiennej pustyni,
Na jego powierzchni widać slady czasu jaki upłynął.

  • Great 
  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-11-09 6:34]

MERHABA Myfriend Tom...
verynice shot and pov..superb colors and focus....selamlar

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2007-11-09 7:34]

Witaj Tomeczku! Te formy skalne sa naprawde przepiekne!...uwielbiam je ogladac i wyobrazac sobie co mozna w nich zobaczyc. Tym razem dwie "piaskowe babki" - wygladaja nawet dosc smakowicie - cha cha. Ksztalt, kolor - kazda skala jest inna, a Twoje ujecia bardzo oryginalne. Jak zwykle zdjecie wspaniale. Gratulacje i caluski. BM

Nice colors here Tom! Very RICH, deep colors! I like it alot! What a gorgeous place! I want to visit one day!

Czesc Tomku.
Swietne zdjecie wspanialego zdjecia. Polski tytul powalil mnie na ziemie. Musze przyznac ze sam przez moment zobaczylem jakis wypiek posypany kakaem :-)
Swietna ostrosc i kolory, szczegolnie blekit nieba.

Witaj Tomasz, pięknie tam masz, kolejne zdjęcie z miejsc które bardzo mi się podobają, ładne kolorki - pozdrawiam

One day another planet will send a little machine to explore... There was water! It reaaly look a dry river, I saw so much often those shape in the stones as i swim underwater or in reports!
The angle is perfect! I enjoy how it intice to explore!

Czesc Tomek
Uwielbiam takie klimaty. Swietne zdjecie.

Czesc Tomku,
Niesamowity tytul polski:)))
Co za tereny, co za widoki, natura to ma moc!
Swietne zdjecie, pieknie skomponowane, cudne, zywe kolory, technicznie jak zawsze na zloty medal!

witaj!fantastyczne miejsce!super kolorytstyka!

  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2007-11-11 8:29]

Geology shown well. TFS. K2

First Word That Comes to Mind: Western-movie.

How it made me feel: Like a cowboy.

What I like: The way you make it seem like you've been thrown into the middle of this environment, and there's no civilization around you.

What I don’t like: The fact that it was probably disgustingly hot. Thank goodness that winter is here.

Effort: A-. For braving the weather.

Colour: Excellent.

Composition: Just enough sky, just enough rock.

Direction of attention: the middle "mountain"


Hi Tomasz

Nice shots and the nature form of this rock make this picture so attarctive... the blue sky is marvellous from the effect of CPL

Amri HMS

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