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The Pinnacle

The Pinnacle
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-23
Categories: Savannah
Camera: Nikon D5200, AF-S DX Nikkor18-105mmF/3.5-5.6G-ED-VR
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-11-15 7:23
Viewed: 1574
Points: 15
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had captured this picture in early morning. The area of Pinnacle was foggy and covered by clod totally. Gradually sunlight reached to the Pinnacle through fog and clouds. A pinkish light was everywhere. But light was just infront of the camera. I like this dew soaked trees and freshness of mother nature.

The Pinnacle Rock is a very impressive 30m (98ft) high tower-like "Needle". It is made from a rock called Quartzite. Originally sandstone, it has been compressed for thousands of years to form a very durable rock that is resistant to errosion.

It towers over a beautiful fern-covered ravine created by the Ngwaritsane River. To the right and bellow the viewing area you can see the top most of eight waterfalls which are in the river as falls more than 450m(1476 feet) into the valley bellow.

The Pinnacle is very near God's Window.

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Hi Sri,
Interesting shot, quite atmospheric even with washed out sky. But please remove the grey canvas, in my opinion it totally kills the contrast of the photo. Probably there's slight blue overcast on the image also. I know you had difficult light conditions, which resulted the washed out sky, but we're all here to say our opinions, and in mine this photo is rather an interesting experiment than having real aesthetic value. However, you tried your best in the situation, it's a pity the conditions didn't support you.
Best regards, László

Hi Srikumar

Fantastic post, I impressed, lovely atmosphere and an impressive reddish rock. Thanks for sharing a so beautiful pictures from Africa. Have a nice WE.



Hello friend.
Those low clouds and fine mist pinky-fied by the early sunshine makes this image most attractive.
If some one does not like what they see TN offers them the opportunity to W/S the pictures/s.
Why don't they? Why "insult" the soul that was kind enough to "SHARE" his work?
Only wicked hearts do this!!!
Most kind and warm regards from,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-11-15 10:08]

Hello Sri,
Somehow like a painting. I don't mind the fine frame, it is adjusted to the colors of your pic. The ambient fog creates a very special atmosphere. Here sharpness is not the most important.
Kind regards

Ciao Srikumar, fascinating landscape, magic atmosphere, good control of difficult light, wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

perfect moment! Sky looks natural lighten.very good work.Join photo.net to know more.

Intrigant landscape but strange colours MF Srikumar.


Hello Srikumar,
I like this image very much. Yes, it does almost look like a painting. Wonderful atmosphere and good composition with no clashing elements. I do not normally make use of a frame but this works very well. From my days of mounting prints I might mention that the base should be a little wider than the top. Well done and best wishes.

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