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Copyright: Erim KI (RookiE_1) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 15 N: 80] (586)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-04
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Mood
Camera: Panasonic FZ30
Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): "Rock forms that we do not understand" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-05 4:57
Viewed: 2731
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken at La Perouse.

Jean-François de Galoup, Comte de La Pérouse (August 23, 1741-1788) was a French explorer and naval officer. La Perouse mapped the west coast of North America in 1786, and he visited Easter Island and the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii). He was lost at sea while searching for the Solomon Islands (after reaching Australia's Botany Bay).

In August, 1782, La Perouse captured two English forts on Hudson Bay, North America. In 1785, the King of France commissioned La Perouse to head an expedition to explore the Pacific Ocean, to investigate whaling and fur prospects, and to establish French claims in this area. La Pérouse had admired the explorer James Cook, and wanted to continue his work.

La Perouse was assigned the two 500-ton ships called the Astrolabe and the Boussole. His crew of 114 included sailors, scientists, a physicist, three draftsmen, three naturalists, clergymen, and a mathematician. They left France in August, 1785.

La Perouse was the first French explorer to visit Hawaii (he sailed to Hawaii two times - first in 1786 and then after the last eruption of Haleakala in 1788). La Perouse Bay in South Maui, Hawaii, is named for him. La Perouse's ships reached the west coast of Alaska in 1786; he did extensive mapping of the North American west coast from Alaska to Monterey, California.

The two ships landed at Botany Bay (Port Jackson), Australia, just 5 days after the First Fleet arrived (led by Captain Arthur Phillip). La Pérouse headed (with leaking ships) for the Solomon Islands (located northeast of Australia). Both of La Perouse's ships were lost in a storm close to the Solomon Islands (near the island of Vanikoro) in the Pacific Ocean in 1788.

France sent out a search party to look for the two ships in 1791. Bruni d'Entrecasteaux (1737-1793) found the Solomon Islands, but found no sign of La Perouse or his ships (which had sunk).

French undersea expeditions have been exploring the wrecks of La Perouse's two ships since 1981.

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This is a beautiful looking rock formation Erim, you have managed available light well here.. well seen


Hi Erim,

wonderful photo, well seen and composed...and your title is just perfect!!!

Regards, Ivana

Great composition. i love the title of the photograph...suits it perfectly. the mixture of colours on the sandstone makes a great effect as they go from light to lighter and then suddenly turns to black as it splits down the middle. It looks very beautiful.

Annelisa :)

Beautiful photo Erim. I like the patterns on the rock. However, it is not sharp enough to bring out the texture of the rock. I have prepared a workshop to bring out the texture. Hope you'll like it. Thanks for sharing.


Hello Erim. Nice shot. A well spotted photo opportunity. Thanks for sharing!!!!!

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 178 W: 7 N: 28] (1328)
  • [2006-06-05 8:26]

great textures and forms! beautiful colors and focus. tfs


Tout simplement sublime !

Salutations de Bernard L.

Hi Erim.

Great composition. Nice layers, textures, and lines. Good crisp shot as well.

Your gallery is great!

Thanks for your greeting to TL :)


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  • lukdm Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 332 W: 3 N: 21] (1350)
  • [2006-06-05 17:26]

great shot erim

Nice texture and colors Erim. The weathered sandstone looks great.


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  • yer6 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 226 W: 40 N: 118] (1368)
  • [2006-06-10 18:59]

öncelikle isim dikkatimi çekti erim.. evet katmer katmer unsurların katılaşıp bir karakteri oluşturmasıyla bu fotografta görünen kaya oluşumunu özdeşleştirmek gerçekten dahice.. yürekten tebrikler..

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2006-07-04 8:27]

Hi Erim, excellent work you got here, great details, colours and lighting!!! Great title too, I find it if I tile my head to the right and look at this shot, it look like a face, an old man face, with eye browse, eyes (the tiny rock in the split) and nose (just where the line started getting wiggle..) Very well captured, thanks for sharing. :D

Very nice shot Erim. Well done.

Good composition!Masterpiece of nature!Excellent pov!Thank's for sharing.

Hi, Erim. As I looked over your portfolio this image jumped off the screen at me. It is beautiful! The colors, shapes, and textures all work so well together. I don't know how you got such definition of the rock grains in the soft lighting, but the combination of rough grains and sleek curves is very sensual. And I love the little pebble peeking out of the crack.

I am a great fan of rock abstracts, and will be posting some before long. I have also started a group theme of rock abstracts with the title, "Rock forms that we do not understand", which is a quote from the famous Colorado River explorer, John Wesley Powell. I have placed this image as the first entry in the theme.

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