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Rook's Nook

Rook's Nook
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Copyright: Don Eason (naturalverities) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 5 N: 37] (246)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-24
Categories: Nature, Abstract
Camera: Graflex Century Graphic 2x3, Schneider 65mm F8 Super Angulon, kodak ultra color400
Exposure: f/19, 1/2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): "Rock forms that we do not understand" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-09 20:28
Viewed: 1546
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A highly weathered and lichened Navajo sandstone wall in the upper Escalante River gorge of south-central Utah. The bright blue area is the deep blue sky reflected by patches of shiny reddish-black "desert varnish" which is seen in its natural color below the blue area. When photographing desert varnish, care must be excercised to assure that the reflections are optimized in accordance with the photographer's intent, as small shifts in camera position can dramatically change their appearance (as can polarization). The small trees at the bottom are boxelders, common inhabitants of desert streamsides. A niche in the wall provides a convenient perch for the ravens that patrol the gorge throughout the day.

I have added a workshop with a 2x cropped version, showing the rock textures in greater detail.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Frieda: Hi and thanksnaturalverities 1 01-10 15:19
To bobkranzke: Thanks and suggestionnaturalverities 2 01-09 22:24
To bupga: Hi and thanks and cropping commentsnaturalverities 1 01-09 21:50
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  • bupga Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 6 N: 406] (2982)
  • [2009-01-09 20:48]
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Well captured Don, the textures and details of rocks are great added by the greens at the lower part. I like also the cropping. Well done.


Beautiful rock colors and formations in the rock, so beautiful solid and powerful yet it allows these dainty fragile looking trees to grow from it. Very nice.

Hello Don,
You make beautiful photos from nature,landscape and rock formations with your good old camera.The colours are beautiful.
t.f.s. and greetings,

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