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Iridescent Seep

Iridescent Seep
Photo Information
Copyright: Don Eason (naturalverities) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 5 N: 37] (246)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-05
Categories: Nature, Abstract
Camera: Graflex Century Graphic 2x3, Schneider 65mm F8 Super Angulon, Kodak Portra 400VC, Linear Polarizer
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-02 1:18
Viewed: 1711
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The tributary streams feeding the Escalante River of south central Utah typically meander their way through shallow but narrow and intimate sandstone canyons of breathtaking beauty. Here, a sheltered seep spring emerges from a horizontal crack dotted with maidenhair ferns and flows over a mossy shoulder of rock, the thin sheet of pure water reflecting the deep blue of the desert sky.

Care must be exerted when photographing scenes such as this with a polarizing filter. A well-chosen polarization angle preserves colorful sky reflections while suppressing saturation-reducing light scatter.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To kbeall: iridescencenaturalverities 3 11-17 19:00
To Tintin: Hello again and thanks!naturalverities 2 11-06 14:06
To FAHM: Thanks for the welcome...naturalverities 3 11-05 22:13
To voodoo: Thanks!naturalverities 1 11-05 01:37
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  • voodoo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-11-02 1:23]
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Great camera and great results.
Well done

for me... its awesome, for the 1st time i see this picture i dont know what it is, and i dont know where the top of your image. cool.
very welldone.


Very abstract way to present this place, Don, and I really like it because it is different. I like the angle and the light with the rich colours. Well done!

  • Great 
  • FAHM Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor [C: 37 W: 56 N: 1] (4)
  • [2006-11-05 3:17]
  • [+]

I can't think of anything to say about this besides that it's fantasticly original..

Ohh wait, there is one thing though. Looking at the total I dont find the foreground that interesting. (the mud and pebbles)

Also... I forgot to mension before: Welcome to TL

Hi Don,
This photo interests me, because I have seen and photographed a similar phenomenon in the cliffs of Southern Maryland. I haven't posted it yet, because the iridescence puzzled me. I didn't think it was a reflection of the sky, because other wet spots nearby didn't reflect the same way.

The diagonal lines in your photo are compelling, as are the colors and the multitude of textures present.
Great job, and TFS,

  • Great 
  • Ratna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 68 N: 204] (1231)
  • [2006-11-13 23:16]

Wonderful reflection of the sky. love the POV.
very well composed. TFS.

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  • fff Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 600 W: 0 N: 40] (2738)
  • [2006-11-20 15:52]

simple idea whith great impact like the strong colours

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