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Hoodoos


Hoodoos
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Copyright: Doreen Fish (dloyst) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 12] (56)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-26
Categories: Mountain
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-05 8:01
Viewed: 3492
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hoodoos take millions of years to form. Each hoodoo is a sandstone pillar resting on a thick base of shale that is capped by a large stone. Hoodoos are very fragile and can erode completely if their capstone is dislodged (in other words, no climbing allowed).
These hoodoos were taken in Drumheller , Alberta.
Hard to imagine this was the bottom of the ocean once and that dinosaurs roamed the shores.
The name "Hoodoo" comes from the word "voodoo" and was given to these geological formations by the Europeans. In the Blackfoot and Cree traditions, however, the Hoodoos are believed to be petrified giants who come alive at night to hurl rocks at intruders.
Hoodoos range in size from that of an average human to heights exceeding a 10-story building. Formed in sedimentary rock, hoodoo shapes are affected by the erosional patterns of alternating hard and softer rock layers. Minerals deposited within different rock types cause hoodoos to have different colors throughout their height.
I loved visiting this awesome sight and sorry I didn't go back at sunset to take the pink sky....

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To alliturnam: thanks....dloyst 1 08-06 17:50
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Merhaba Doreen,nefis bir oluşum ve güzel bir kare.Tam anlamıyla bir doğa harikası,ellerine sağlık,selamlar :)

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-08-09 1:03]

Hi Doreen,
what a great name for this place - Hoodoo's! A great shot, truly facinating. You chose a very good POV here and got some lovely detail too. I would also love to see this place with a low sun and a colourful sky!
tfs
Paul

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