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« Reply #220 on: January 27, 2011, 01:44:49 PM »
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Thanks, what I think is the is the beauty of these objects is that they are a product of digital technology. These images were taken around the middle of the day on a dull grey rock shelf. I was there, I had my camera and I couldn't see anything interesting so I experimented. One of the images I took I just shot into the reflected sun which basically breaks all the rules. The image I got looked good and was nothing like what I saw. So I continued the experiment taking around another 30 images.

What I really like about digital cameras is they allow you to experiment. If you had a 5x4 or 10x8 camera you wouldn't take 30 experimental images in the conditions that I was in. The ability to experiment and to get instant feedback is one of the true advantages of digital technology. The fact that my strongest images from a previous trip were taken in the middle of the day and on a pretty boring strip of coastline are testament to that. All too often I see technically perfect and beautifully printed large format images which are so safe and boring. Perhaps we should be handing out digital cameras to these photographers and say go out out and experiment and then when you have found interesting images then use to you large format camera to take the image.

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« Reply #221 on: February 01, 2011, 01:18:07 PM »
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Something a bit more conventional., Glasshouse Rock, Narooma on the NSW South Coast. Summer is upon us and Sydney is suffering under heatwave conditions. Meanwhile Queensland is just about to greet a category 5 cyclone, as if the floods weren't enough.







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« Reply #222 on: February 01, 2011, 04:26:23 PM »
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I like the foreground rock in the first one, the second one doesn't do anything for me, but the third is my favourite.  The light brown rock on the left balances the background one on the right, and I really like the placement of the tide line mid-frame.  Well done!

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« Reply #223 on: February 05, 2011, 04:28:16 AM »
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Here are some rocks from Norway:


This is what glacial erosion does:


And this is just for fun:
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« Reply #224 on: February 05, 2011, 04:12:53 PM »
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This is a rock that moves around on a mudflat!  See those tracks?  That's where the rock has been before. Don't take my word: Google the phrase "racetrack playa".    P.S.  awesome thread...I feel sorry for those without some rocks in their lives.
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« Reply #225 on: February 07, 2011, 10:51:28 PM »
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« Reply #226 on: February 08, 2011, 09:39:17 AM »
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Nice ones, Tony.

My favorite is the first. The idea of hiding the GGB behind a huge rock is quite fine.

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« Reply #227 on: February 08, 2011, 12:00:49 PM »
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Nice ones, Tony.

My favorite is the first. The idea of hiding the GGB behind a huge rock is quite fine.

Eric

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« Reply #228 on: February 09, 2011, 12:31:19 AM »
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I agree.  I like the perspective of the first one.  The last one's also very good - really big rock, though.

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« Reply #229 on: February 16, 2011, 11:57:55 PM »
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The thread has just hit 50 000, thanks to all the people who have contributed to this thread.

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« Reply #230 on: March 08, 2011, 01:01:31 AM »
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This series of images were taken in La Perouse, Sydney. It is located on the northern side of Botany Bay and is a popular picnic spot.


Since it seems we have visited the same location, here is my interpretation.
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« Reply #231 on: March 08, 2011, 01:30:57 AM »
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Welcome to Remarkable Rocks and thanks for the bump.

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« Reply #232 on: June 15, 2011, 06:41:16 PM »
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Just back from South Australia and one of the highlights was visiting Murphy's Haystacks at sunset. Tracy Connolly has some shots of the rocks earlier in this thread so I won't repeat the description.











The only problem was driving 90km through kangaroo country at dusk to get to my accommodation.

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« Reply #233 on: June 16, 2011, 12:31:33 AM »
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Third one's my favourite.

BTW, is that like driving through wild horse country at night?  Five horses on the road, and I missed all of them.  And stayed on the road.  Smiley

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« Reply #234 on: June 16, 2011, 01:46:24 AM »
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The signs are there for a purpose, I hit a kangaroo a few months back 5km out of Cobar in the NSW outback. I try not to drive at dusk and early evening, this is the time kangaroos come out to graze. Unfortunately the country town that I thought I could stop the night at just wasn't right and Cobar the next town was 260km away.  I nearly made it but as the taxi driver who took me out to the car the next day said, you are more likely to find them close to town. It took three and a half weeks to get the car the approximately 700km back to Sydney ad another two weeks to fix it. The taxi driver had been a roo shooter and he picked out three roos on the way to the car. He asked me what colour it was and when I said it was red he confirmed how stupid they are,. It had hopped off the road when I hit the brakes but when I took my foot off the brake he hopped back in front of the car. The tow truck driver who took me out to my car told me he had hit four roos the previous night, three in one go.

Murphey's Haystacks are very close to 2000km from Sydney, I hate to think how long it would take to get the car back from there.

So it's rare that I take sunrise/sunset shots unless they are close to my accommodation.

Wild horses aren't a problem but we do have over 1 000 000 wild camels in Australia. I have seen the rare camel roadkill and I'd hate to think what a mess they would do to a car.

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« Reply #235 on: June 22, 2011, 08:03:43 PM »
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It was a foggy day in Wudinna, South Australia when I visited Pygery Rocks. I don't know what the atmospheric condition is in the first image is called. Anyone have an answer?







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« Reply #236 on: June 23, 2011, 12:41:27 AM »
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The name for the halo effect eludes me at the moment.  I like them all, but the perspective in the last image shows the two rocks whispering to each other.  I wonder what they're saying?

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« Reply #237 on: June 23, 2011, 10:10:33 AM »
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I think the atmospherical effect is named rainbow?!  Wink
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« Reply #238 on: June 23, 2011, 03:31:15 PM »
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I googled fog and rainbow and what did I get but fog bow. More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fog_bow

I also got fogbow: http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/reports/wxfacts/Fogbow.htm which seems more likely.

A google images search seems to show it is more common than I thought, search results here:

http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&pq=sbs&xhr=t&q=fogbow&cp=5&client=firefox-a&hs=TuE&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=2560&bih=1117&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi

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« Reply #239 on: June 24, 2011, 01:04:54 AM »
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Fogbow, that's it.  Couldn't think of it...

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