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Copyright: Radomir Jaskula (cicindela) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1223 W: 0 N: 3103] (9226)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-19
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5400, 35-105 mm 1:4,5-5,6, @ ISO 100, 52mm C.PL
Exposure: f/7.6
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Rocks of all shapes and sizes, Geological Wonders, Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-07 11:25
Viewed: 5443
Points: 31
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my Friends!
Last few days there is snowing almost all the time here in Lodz, and temperatures are ca. -10C so today something from a little warmer place and a little warmer time :>

At this moment only a very short note to this picture, longer and detailed - soon

Here we are in Haut Atlas (S Morocco), in the place named Imi-n-Ifri, a very unique geological wonder as for this part of Africa.

This is a natural stone bridge formed by river and time in the Mesosoic rocks.

Fossil ornithopod tracks have been reported from the area. Today the brige and its walls are place where dozens of birds are nesting, including birds of prey, pigeons, choughs and others.

Here you can see similar stone brigde, but from SE part of Europe :>

And last but not least, I would like to dedicate this picture to our TN colleague Way (waylim) who likes different geological formations :>

nglen, maurydv, eng55, Argus, horias, Miss_Piggy, uleko, Pentaxfriend, waylim, Michau has marked this note useful
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Hi Radomir,

Good picture of this geological formation with good detail and nice composition. Good use of light although the top left of cliff is bright, but thats probably harsh sunlight.
Good capture and TFS


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-01-07 11:39]

Hi Radomir . A good day to go back to you spring archives. You have founda picture of a beautiful looking place. I like the POV looking up at the blue shy with a few clouds. With the sun light just catching the one sideof the rocks. All taken with natural looking colours. It sounds lik the wild life are marking full us of the rocks. TFS.

hello Radomir
very good picture with good details
this is a place where i wil be
great colours and nice light
great shot
greeting lou

Hello Radomir,
a very beautiful and interesting picture of this natural stone bridge, excellent POV, perfect exposure with a very good balanced colour tones, very nice composition with a suitable perspective.
Best regards

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-07 11:58]

Hi Radomir,
Beautiful place.Well caught and composed.Exposure,POV and details are perfect.
Thanks for posting..

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-01-07 12:33]

Hello Radomir,
A very nicely composed and exposed view in the High Atlas. This area is a geologists paradise and this view of a cave and the Mesozoic rocks is a good example.
Here it is also very wintery:(, but there are lighter and warmer times ahead!
Thanks and best wishes,

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-07 13:15]

Because in my rout to Ouzoud Falls we did not find this place!!
For that I like to see that!
Warm congratulation for this great capture!

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-01-07 13:36]

Hi Radomir

A very good example of a Karst landform. This shows the effects of solution and deposition - great work.

Best wishes from Mali


Dear Rodamir
River, time and a few rocks…………………and what a beautiful landscape and natural stone bridge it has turned out to be, and indeed a very unique geological wonder. I mentioned in my birthday posting of the Geography lessons I had here on Trek Nature and here is yet another and unbelievable one in front of my eyes. Trips to these Mesosoic rocks.sounds so exciting and adventurous and I thank you for sharing these wonders of nature with us, as I for one will not ever have the opportunity to see it in real life. A wonderful dedication from one great photographer to another. Best regards.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-01-07 23:53]

Hello Radomir,
It's nice to be able to dive into ones archives in this weather (-14C here this morning). A fantastic view of this dramatic and steep cliff with a dark cave. I like the low POV and the water in the foreground. I can imagine that there must be a mass of wildlife there!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Ciao Radomir, splendid view of wonderful geological formation, wonderful lightand colors, beautiful composition, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio (the original)

Hi Radomir,
I am sorry, but I have to be honest about this photo. It´s not one of your best, and not taken at a time of day that is good for such a high contrast scenery.
Although you kept the shadows in OK condition, the bright light is forcing the eyes too much to the sky and lit area. But that is something I can live with because I know that you cannot always be at a location at the perfect time. Although it would have been better to adjust some of the contracty areas a bit more. What really bothers me is the clear artifacts caused by oversharpening the photo. The texture of the grasses and leaves has all kinds of halos around them and even some of the rock texture is influenced by it. I guess you've set your percentage too high.

I know you can do better and that is why I feel you can appreciate the honesty. Although, it is just my view and that is worth less than the common two cents.


Hi Radomir,

Beautiful shot of this lovely place
POV, DOF, sharpnes and colors are great

TFS Thijs

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2010-01-08 18:48]

Hello Radomir,
This is a tough one to shot, with the strong light, large variation in dark and light. You did a fine job balancing the light, Not over expose the sun light or under expose the darkness of the cave. Good POV and vertical format allow you to show the height of the cliff very well. Good colors, very natural and beuatiful. Very nice shot.

Hello Radomir.

Thank you for such a wonderfull landscape from Upper Atlas in Morocco.

It is quite unusual to see such a photography from geological formation in treknature. So, it is a good idea to give it to us.

The technical aspect from that photography is excellent. I enjoy the situation : we are in the river in the down and we see sky and sunshine on the top : excellent point of view a dramatic and exceptional.

Thank you too for the interesting comment.

Thank you for the sharing. See you soon on treknature for other pictures.

All the best.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2010-03-30 9:43]

Hello Radomir! Excellent picture of this nice place! Nice exposure, good details and a well composed image. Well done!


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