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Wonder of the Causeway

Wonder of the Causeway
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Copyright: Stephen Emerson (Signal-Womb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1020 W: 58 N: 2904] (11094)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Geological Wonders, Beautiful Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-17 14:29
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
'When the world was moulded and fashioned out of formless chaos, this must have been the bit over - a remnant of chaos.' - Thackeray

Like the early people of North Antrim, Thackeray was very impressed by the strangeness of this place. Like other sophisticated visitors he had read that the Causeway is a geological freak, caused by volcanic eruptions, and cooling lava.

The Giants Causeway is a region located at the tip of Northern Ireland and is renowned world wide for its beauty and unique geological qualities. The region is made of a volcanic rock called basalt which flowed out of the earths crust some 50-60 million years ago. When it cooled and solidified the chemical elements in the basalt formed approximately some 40,000 geometric, mostly hexagonal, shapes.

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Oh boy... I feel dizzy!

This is fantastic Stephen. I don't know where to begin. It is just wonderful. I love all aspects of the shot. The inclusion of the lady in red is a stroke of genius!!

Evelynn ; )

Hi Stephen!

Wow... itīs like a colony of primitive buildings under the fury of the sea... very nice picture!


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2638 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2008-07-17 23:32]

Hi Steven!

Looks totally unreal and breathtaking! From this POV blurred waves look like clouds on blue sea. Geometric forms of rocks are amazing. Excellent picture as always.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2271 W: 64 N: 4205] (13964)
  • [2008-07-18 1:00]

Hi Stephen,
It's a nice and a clever way to show the dimensions of the interlocking basalt columns to include this lady in the composition. Very well composed and exposed. TFS

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-07-18 2:57]

Good shot Stephen. What an awesome view of these Giant steps. (And having a lady in a red skirt - perfect!!)
A geological dream!

PS You haven't made it out to NZ yet?

Hi Stephen,
Another great view of this nature's wonder. Very well composed with a lovely view. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Stephen, dizzy is an understatement! But this is a wonderful shot!


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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2008-08-02 5:32]

Fantastic view and excellent POV. I like a lot the inclusion of the lady which offers scale. Excellent compo.

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