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From Ice to Fire 18

From Ice to Fire 18
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Copyright: Neels Gunter (corjan3) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 49 N: 964] (4707)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-09-06
Categories: Reptiles, Mountain, River
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2014-09-15 9:54
Viewed: 1613
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The 18th in the series under the title FROM ICE TO FIRE - A 200 MILLION YEAR JOURNEY BETWEEN TWO DESERTS. To follow the whole story, one would have to start with Image 1.

The climate is again rather arid and the braided flow style of the rivers has made way for meandering channels cut into red shales of their overbank deposits. The flood plains still get submerged after floods but they dry up for considerable lengths of time when iron compounds are oxidised to form haematite, hence the red colour of the shale.

Dinosaurs now make their appearance and the preservation of dinosaur fossils in the red shale is still unexplained as fossilisation occurs in a reducing environment while decay is the normal result of burial under oxidising conditions. Also puzzling is the presence of adequate food for these voracious eaters in the relatively arid conditions. A possible explanation is that forests may have existed closer to the source area of the rivers which would in all probability have experienced a wetter climate. Bodies of the dead reptiles could then have been carried downstream and covered over by the shale. Fertilised dinosaur eggs have been found and the embryo's are beautifully displayed in polished slabs cut from the eggs. However, the high preservation potential in red shale still needs to be explained.

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Hello Neels- As usual a precise and useful NOTE. Well captured Landscape with good DOF. Like it. Thanks for sharing. Regards- Srikumar

Stunningly lovely!!!
Great notes too.
Best and most kind regards,
P.S. Hope you do not mind me "LANDSCAPING" this lovely PANORAMA.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-09-15 10:17]

Hello Neels,
Another interesting photo of a fascinating landscape in beautiful natural colours, fine sharpness and a good DOF. I can imagine that dinosaurs walked here.

Ciao Neels, fantastic landscape, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-09-15 18:36]

Hello Neels,
A picturesque image which reminds me of some of the areas we have here in our western states. The weathered layers of the mountains, even though quite a distance away, are easily visible form this POV. I can only imagine the many types of wildlife that must call this area home.

Salam, Hi dear Neels,

What a wonderful landscape,

very very nice POV , excellent view of desert,

very well done and Thanks for sharing,

** Warm Regards, **

Hello Neels,
Excellent composition with an another interesting landscape. Exceptional colors and depth of field.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-09-22 15:43]

Hi Neels,new page of your interesting serie but a magnificent view too,a complete landscape full of things to watch and caught in the usual excellent quality,great note as usual! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

amazing landscape andgeology, TFS Ori

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2014-10-12 22:26]

Hi Neels
Nice catch. Similar to northern Mexico landscapes.
I love arid lands.


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