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river of mud

river of mud
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Copyright: Michal Grabowski (cedryk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-01
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700, 35-280 - f2.8-4.2, @ ISO 50, Hoya UV Filter
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/461 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Rivers, Volcanoes and Volcanic Areas, Geological Wonders [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-04 19:16
Viewed: 5207
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Where a river flows it makes life flourishing along. But that's not a case with this river. All it brings is a bitter desolation. There many small river/streams of this kind in the very special area of Mud Vulcanos (Vulcani Noroiosi - see here and here). The mud is cold but full of oil and salt. When it dries, becomes hard as a stone - the small strain of desert is born. And then it grows bigger and bigger...

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Hi Michal
Very artistic shot! I didn't know about mud river. Your picture
is well composed with some beautiful pastel colours. Well done

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  • olli (72)
  • [2005-10-05 1:55]

Very interesting shapes and beautiful earthy tones.
I would have cropped out the bush in the upper left corner to simplify the image and to make it even more abstract.
Well seen and captured in any case.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-10-05 5:27]

Wow Michal, this is very interesting. Our newest volcano in NZ is about 700 years old (Rangitoto Island in Auckland) and I have seen the dried lava (la'a) there and it is very rough, hard rock. But this is different, a smooth river of moulten mud.
I'm pleased you left the bush in, it shows us how sparce the surrounding area is.
Well shown, thank you.

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  • lukdm Silver Star Critiquer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 7] (165)
  • [2005-10-05 6:03]

nice composition and framing Michal

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-10-05 6:22]

Yes, I remember this place very well. Absolutely fantastic! It remainds me our trip to Romania in May. But mud rivers were much smaller that time. Very nice POV and DOF. Did you looked for fossils on nearby rocks?

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-05 9:10]

Hello Michal!
Very interesting and unusual capture.Large DOF,wide angle view,sharpness and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Very interesting post Michal!
Photo looks superb and quite unearthly. It has perfect quality and lovely colours.
I like it very much.

Hi Michal

I like the POV showing it running all the way down the mountain. The mixture of textures are great. TFS.

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