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Giant's Causeway

Giant's Causeway
Photo Information
Copyright: Marta Wieszczycka (MartaW) (34)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07
Categories: Seascape, Ocean
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-05 15:40
Viewed: 3803
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Giant's Causeway is a geological phenomenon and one of the greatest natural wonder in Europe.
As a legend,the giant Fionn mac Cumhail built the causeway to walk to Scotland
to fight another Scottish Giant.

In fact these thousants of basalt columns came
from a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago.

As the lava cooled it formed these distinctive shapes. Most of the columns are hexagonal,
however (as you can see on this photo too) there are some with five, four,seven and eight sides.

As unbelievable as it may seem, these columns are naturally occurring - there was
no human intervention.

It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-06-05 17:31]

Hi Marta !
I have visited this place some years ago, it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen ! Your photo brings back a lot of happy memories. It is a very nice shot, with excellent POV, composition and DOF. I really love the shape of these stones. Very good details and colors, too. Well done !

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-06-05 21:31]

Very interesting rock formatiions, Marta.
I really like the perspective that you took on them.
Excellent details and exposure in an intriguing composition.
It reminds me of an Escher painting.
I hope you don't mind, but I added your photo to my theme "Nature Geometric".
Great work and TFS. : )

Wow. What an interesting photo, Marta. The color, composition, expossure and sharpness are all good.
I love your perspective and the composition you chose for this image.

Thanks for sharing.

Evelynn : )

Hi Marta,
Great way of presenting this phenomenon. Many photos have been made of this site, but I've never seen it presented this way. It is giving us a great sence of depth. Colors depth and sharpness are excellent and you have used the light perfectly.

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  • TBW Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 28 N: 200] (846)
  • [2006-10-22 7:53]

That is a weird phenomenon. Its great to see how spectacular nature can be, without humans to alter it.
Nice point of view and great DOF by the way.

Well done!

amazing capture, TFS Ori

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