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Kodiang limestone hill

Kodiang limestone hill
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Copyright: Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1740 W: 71 N: 3675] (14660)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-17
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 70-300 F4-5,6 APO DG MACRO
Exposure: f/22, 1/40 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-20 8:44
Viewed: 3208
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends in TN,

This hill is the closest to my house. It was my playground when I was much younger at the foot of this hill. It has stream and caves offering fighting fish for my need, then. The star lily in my previous post was shot on 2008-10-17 09:13 and this one 2008-10-17 09:18. I was changing the direction of the lens without moving the tripod.

The Kodiang Formation which outcrops in Kodiang and Alor Setar areas has been well studied and documented. Various geological aspects of the limestone formation have been reported in detail including its stratigraphy, sequence startigraphy, sedimentology and paleontology. Diagenetic aspect of this rock formation, however, had not been specifically discussed before. The Kodiang limestone has undergone a complicated diagenetic history which started immediately after the sediments were laid down on the sea bed. Various diagenetic products have been identified including, early marine cement, meteoric cement, and deeper subsurface cement. The diagenetic features identified are as follows; Fibrous calcite cement, sparry and poikilotopic calcites, calcite overgrowth, dolomite, silica cements and evaporites. Close examination at outcrops shows that dolomite occurs at several levels in the sequence. Their systematic occurrences can be correlated across the area. Petrographic studies show that dolomite occurs in several modes as stratified dolomite and as non-stratified dolomite. The two dolomite groups are attributed to two phases of dolomitizations. The stratified dolomites are interpreted to have been formed early in the limestone diagenetic history. The non-stratified dolomite type is, however, attributed to dolomitization during deep burial under the control of deeper subsurface physico-chemical conditions.

Thanks for viewing!

ACD- Tweaks with Level and Curves.
Resized, and framed.

Model: NIKON D80
Software: ACD Systems Digital Imaging
Exposure Time: 10/400 sec
F-Stop: f/22.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 70 mm
Date Taken: 2008-10-17 09:18
Metering Mode: Spot
File Size: 286 kb
© jusni nasirun 2008

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Hello Jusni,
Quite a playground:-)
You mentioned the foot of the hill though. So maybe we'll see the latter in one of your next uploads.
Well written intro page; wish I could write English like that...)-:
Well done

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-10-20 10:00]

Hi Jusni.
I welcome this shot a lot. You can represent rather common scenes by the best way. It is a valuable gift. First of all I like fine framing and composition of the picture. Curve of precipice is wonderful as ell as the bright sunlight, vivid colours and great details. Well done and best wishes.

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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-10-20 10:12]

Hi Jusni,
very nice shot from close to home. looks like a good place to grow up, and take photos :)
nicely composed, nice contrast of colours. well done.
one thing though, dust specks noticeable in the clear blue sky.. easy to fix ;)

Hello Jusni! Wonderful rock. Good POV and capture. Nice colours. Very nice picture. Well done!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-10-20 10:19]

Hi Jusni,

This scene from Malaysia is so similar to to sights I have seen in Arizona and Utah. Same perfect blue sky, same rock formations with the lovely colors. The beautiful deep green trees are the major difference. A wonderful landscape and an excellent composition.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-10-20 10:52]

Hello Jusni,
This is a fine rock formation layer stacked up and you have captured it nicely in a fine sunny day for a strong contrast of color.
Best regards Siggi

A beautifully weathered limestone formation typically covered with lush vegetation and framed by an azure sky, surely a paradise for a nature lover Jusni, you are a lucky man my friend!

Salam Jusni
your playground has very beautiful scene. It is similar to my hometown. everywhere green and not plain. Your introduce notes great to read. Superb colors, composition and POV. Nicely framed. Thanks for sharing this beauty and good informative notes. best wishes my friend

Ciao Jusni,
vivi in un bellissimo posto, puoi ammirare questo fantastico paesaggio ricco di vegetazione su queste formazioni rocciose, ottima nitidezza, bellissimi i colori e la luce.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-10-21 21:37]

Hello Jusni,I like the landscape and also the lighting. Good composition. Ganesh

The picture has very interesting rock. Beautiful natural image with a superb composition.
Best wishes,

hello Jusni

beautiful landscape shot with fine POV and framing,
excellent luminosity of the image and density of the colours,
excellent sharpness and details, and also excellent contrast
between the ground's and the sky's colours, TFS


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-10-24 22:50]

Hello Jusni,
A well-composed view showing this limestone cliff. The brownish colours are interesting and presumably caused by the algae and soil nutrients that drain off the heavily wooded top.
I can imagine certain species of birds like swifts and raptors can nest there. Must be marvellous to be able to photograph this after taking the water lilies without moving your tripod! You live in a wonderful place!
Thanks for sharing this,
Kind regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-10-25 7:42]

Assalamualaikum Jusni,
thanks for such an informative note and lovely shot of this kodiang limestone hill.
Im less knowledgeable in this aspect of
this history. such a great things happening yet so little do I know.
But as for the photo, indeed it is lovely
blue sky with excellent texture of the rocks and lush green vegetation on the hill.


Hi Jusni again,
Your 'playground' reminds me to some of our local hills - my playground. :) Beautiful landscape shot, great textures of rocks, harsh lights and colors. Although, the greenery is, of course, different than ours... Congrats and tfs.
Friendly regards, László

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