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Southern Alberta
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Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-09-15
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-01-01 11:54
Viewed: 1172
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Happy New Year and my 300th post on TN...where has the time gone.

Writing On Stone has to be one of my favourite places to visit in Southern Alberta.

The area is full of native history, wildlife and amazing rock formations. I was fortunate enough to visit in September when the leaves where changing colour and crowds gone.

The area has the highest concentration of Pictographs and Petroglyphs, in North America. There is a self guided walk to view some of the rock art. Other places are restricted and you must enter with a guide.

The rock art is slowly fading away because the rock is mostly made of sandstone and very soft. The wind, rain and snow are usually the cause. Humans have (unfortunately) disfigured some of the rock art. A large cage has been placed over one of the larges scenes to prevent further damage.

Still worth a visit if your in the area. Caution though there are Rattle Snakes, Black Widow Spider and Brown Recluse Spiders which are all poisonous. It's best to say on the paths and watch your step.

Hand Held

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-01-01 11:58]

Hi Janice,what a beautiful natural scenery,it seems a bit to be in the moon..ehhee..and what a choice of the moment,this diagonal light is perfect to warm up the colors and to create a great 3D effect....all under a magic sky! Happy new year and thanks,Luciano

The Bad Lands it appears.
Happy New Year...

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-01-01 16:07]

Hello Janice, and "Happy New Year" to you too.
I have only been to Alberta once and that was in the small town of Anzac. The Northern Lights were absolutely amazing!!!
Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park seems like a great place to visit with all it's Pictographs and Petroglyphs. This particular area reminds me of some of the places in our far western states.
Composed perfectly using the rule of thirds and showing beautiful terrain and interesting cloud formations. Well saturated colors and just the right amount of exposure. Looks like a fine painting which could be hung up on a wall. Great shot!!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-01-02 2:33]

Hello Janice,
Congratulations on this milestone. Splendid warm colors in this landscape. The darkest colors in the top and on the bottom gives a wonderful effect with a great DOF.
All the best in new year and up to the next 300,

Hello Janice,

Beautiful landscape..... I like cloud formation here. Well light and details. Little bit soft due to handheld. I use high ISO to get fast shutter speed.....
Happy New Year To You Too,
Thanks for showing

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