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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2008-08-18
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Fuji Finepix S2 pro, Sigma 70-300mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-19 13:39
Viewed: 2950
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I wasn't particularly happy with my first day of shooting this rock, but this image on the second day is much different and shows more clearly what we have come to learn is a fumarole cap rock. It at one time millions of years ago covered one of the smaller vents around this particular volcanic area. I'm sure there are many such things around but it might take a lucky break as we had when we were told by a local geology teacher who had seen us taking video as well..I had tripods and all that stuff..

In this image you can see the concave area of the underside of the rock...and you can get an even better idea by visiting the special Trek Nature movie I just finished of the area...You can see it in a separate window by clicking here!

Fujifilm DSLR
ISO 400

tkp1165, tuslaw, Jamesp, Seabird, cataclysta, anel, parthasarathi, jusninasirun, Janice, oscarromulus has marked this note useful
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Hi Bob
I do like this shot better then the first one. Interesting note. And you are doing some great work with the video camera. Thanks for sharing this. Hope you have a good week.

Hi Bob,
Will call it rocking beauty & the beast together & to appreciate them, three greens in the BG.......... :). Intersting notes. TFS.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-08-19 18:39]

Very artistic shot Bob, reminds me of Easter Island.
Nice sharp image with an array of colors. The three green shoots to the right of the rock add a special touch to this beautiful scene. Well done!

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-08-19 22:56]
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Hi Bob

At first galnce this looks like a 'menhir' - standing stone - well composed with excellent use of lighting.


Hi, Bob,

this is a very interesting photo - I love the contrast between the dark, seasoned hard rock vs.the three fresh green plants at the back. thanks for sharing this wonderful photo : )

have a nice day!

Man Yee

Hi Bob,
I like the isolation caused by the shallow depth of view. The OOF FG and the slightly blurred BG allow for the eye to stick with the subject. The concern I do have with this photo is that it feels tilted to the right. The three flowers and tree in the BG seem to be running more vertical.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-08-20 2:09]

Hi Bob,excellent pic and another brick in your lavic wall! I just to end to see your video,unfortunally my english is very bad as you know,i can't understand all you told but i apreciate the panoramics views of this very interesting place.Thanks a lot for your professional work,have a nice day,Luciano

Hello Bob
Very interesting place and interesting rock. I also like you great informative film. Photo is nicely composed and perfectly exposed in a very strong sun. Also nice 3 dimensional effect
Best wishes

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-08-20 4:33]

hello Bob,
Very interesting posting again. You managed well the light-contrast, not easy with this dark rock. I also like the 3 Verbascum-flowers, in a line like little flower-soldiers .
Have a nice day

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-08-20 7:38]

Hi Bob,
an interesting shot, especially with three plants lined up behind on the right...looks similar to the standing stones we have scattered around the country side left by our ancient ancestors.
Have you considered taking the same shot but late/early in the day? Or would location not allow this?

You know how to creat because you know how to see the nature.

Hello Bob. The rock is well placed in the foreground exposing clear detail. I like the three green plants next to it confirming to the principle of three :-). Nice contrasting color with clever play with light and shadow. Well done. Jusni

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-08-21 3:32]

Hello Bobshannon.org. Interesting video and I love the music with all those birds singing on it. They thrilled me.
And the moon is crooked - it's not sitting up the right way - the right way being how we see it down under.

Now, about this pic - wouldn't it be good to find out where it came from? It would interest my Geo tech son very much. In some areas of NZ we have some farmland covered in these volcanic stones - many walls are built from them in certain areas.

Thanks for sharing

Lovely B/G music of bird calls on the video. The whole presentation has been done with taste.
This is an "OUTSTANDING" image showing the nature of the rock MOST CLEARLY. Loved it.
Mario from Canada.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-08-25 10:39]

Hello Bob! Great note nad great shot, interresting composition and great technique, well done, thanks!


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