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Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on March 18, 2009, 10:27:45 pm
Whilst eating my cereal this morning the TV show I was watching was broadcasting from Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Having visited there
recently I though about Remarkable Rocks which truly are photogenic.

[attachment=12258:remarkab...rocks_13.jpg]

I thought that there must be thousands of places out there that have great rocks. So come on, show us your rocks.

Cheers,
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on March 19, 2009, 02:42:10 am
Hi Tom:  Here are a few for you:

Mike.


A[attachment=12265:COUGAR.jpg]   B[attachment=12266:IMG0005.jpg]

C[attachment=12267:IMG0032.jpg]   D[attachment=12268:IMG0079.jpg]

E[attachment=12269:IMG0089.jpg]    F[attachment=12270:IMG0094.jpg]

G[attachment=12271:IMG_0375.jpg] H[attachment=12272:IMG_2253.jpg]

A - Cougar face - Barron's Canyon, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario
B - actually clay, not rock - Swift Current Creek valley, southern Saskatchewan
C - there's a profile of a woman's face in the rock - Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia
D - rock outcrop, southern Nebraska
E - Final Bows, Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs, Colorado
F - Big Nose, Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs, Colorado
G - Native Headdress, Myra Canyon, Kelowna, BC
H - What's New Pussycat? Gallagher's Canyon, Mission Creek, Kelowna, BC
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on March 19, 2009, 08:00:22 pm
[quote name='wolfnowl' date='Mar 19 2009, 05:42 PM' post='268994']
Hi Tom:  Here are a few for you:

Mike.


Thanks for the reply, I was starting to think that clouds were more popular than rocks.

Here are some of our most popular rocks – The Pinnacles in Western Australia.

[attachment=12287:the_pinnacles_14.JPG][attachment=12288:the_pinnacles_13.JPG]
[attachment=12286:the_pinnacles_09.JPG][attachment=12289:the_pinnacles_05.JPG]

Cheers,
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Panopeeper on March 19, 2009, 09:54:51 pm
Rocks are greatful subjects.

An Army in Devil's Garden (http://www.panopeeper.com/panorama/Devil'sGarden_4.jpg)

The Patriarch Spiral (http://www.panopeeper.com/USA/KodachromeBasin/20D20406.jpg)

The Ballerina Slipper (http://www.panopeeper.com/USA/KodachromeBasin/20D20407.jpg)

A hard core formation (http://www.panopeeper.com/USA/KodachromeBasin/20D20414.jpg)

Burr Trail, Navajo Formation (http://www.panopeeper.com/panorama/NavajoFormation_4.jpg)

Burr Trail, Wingate Formation (The Swiss Cheese) (http://www.panopeeper.com/panorama/WingateFormation_3.jpg)
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on March 19, 2009, 10:57:14 pm
Quote from: Panopeeper
Rocks are greatful subjects.

An Army in Devil's Garden (http://www.panopeeper.com/panorama/Devil%27sGarden_4.jpg)

The Patriarch Spiral (http://www.panopeeper.com/USA/KodachromeBasin/20D20406.jpg)

The Ballerina Slipper (http://www.panopeeper.com/USA/KodachromeBasin/20D20407.jpg)

A hard core formation (http://www.panopeeper.com/USA/KodachromeBasin/20D20414.jpg)

Burr Trail, Navajo Formation (http://www.panopeeper.com/panorama/NavajoFormation_4.jpg)

Burr Trail, Wingate Formation (The Swiss Cheese) (http://www.panopeeper.com/panorama/WingateFormation_3.jpg)

Nice rocks. Karlu Karlu (The Devils Marbles) in the Northern Territory is also a great place to see rocks. Aboriginal people believe that these boulders are the eggs of the Dreamtime's Rainbow Serpent.

[attachment=12302:karlu_karlu10.JPG][attachment=12300:karlu_karlu15.JPG]
[attachment=12301:karlu_karlu11.JPG][attachment=12299:karlu_karlu03.JPG]

Keep on Rocking!



 (http://file:///Users/thomas.w.brown/Documents/EE/travel/karlu_karlu/album/index.html)

Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: David Sutton on March 20, 2009, 02:24:34 am
Quote from: tom  b
Thanks for the reply, I was starting to think that clouds were more popular than rocks.
Rocks and clouds, that would be cool.
Here are some rocks I've been wondering what to do with. I think they will end up as B&W prints.
1 [attachment=12304:image1.jpg] 2 [attachment=12305:image2.jpg]
3 [attachment=12306:image3.jpg] 4 [attachment=12307:image4.jpg]
5 [attachment=12308:image5.jpg] 6 [attachment=12309:image6.jpg]
7 [attachment=12310:image7.jpg] 8 [attachment=12311:image8.jpg]
9 [attachment=12312:image9.jpg] 10 [attachment=12313:image10.jpg]
11 [attachment=12314:image11.jpg]
1 Brecon Beacons
2-7 Avebury
8 Kilmartin
9-11 Callanish, Isle of Lewis
Cheers, David
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Jeremy Roussak on March 20, 2009, 04:33:00 am
Quote from: Taquin
Rocks and clouds, that would be cool.
Here are some rocks I've been wondering what to do with. I think they will end up as B&W prints.
Not 4, 9 or 10, surely!

Jeremy
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Christos Andronis on March 20, 2009, 05:03:03 am
Quote from: kikashi
Not 4, 9 or 10, surely!

Jeremy

... And not 2 and 5 as well  . Remarkable shots!

- Christos
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: David Sutton on March 20, 2009, 06:04:10 am
Thank you both very much. I've been struggling with the issue of how to achieve a visual unity with these, before I travel half way round the world again to have another go, and attempt the stones I didn't want to photograph last time. Number 1 isn't part of the series, and number 9 I may leave as is. But I think properly converted and printed they will make more sense as a whole in B&W. Unfortunately I have no idea yet how to really do this. Um, another learning curve coming up this year  . David
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: stephent on March 20, 2009, 01:12:37 pm
Vedauwoo in southeast Wyoming has some great rocks - 1.4bn year old Sherman granite sculpted into some remarkable shapes.

(http://stephentrainor.com/images/_photos/twilight_at_vedauwoo.jpg)

It's highly popular with the local climbing community.

(Sorry for full size image - how do you do the thumbnail thing?)

Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: pete_truman on March 20, 2009, 07:08:29 pm
A few from the Derbyshire Peak District, all weathered from the millstone grit of the Dark Peak area.

Eagle Stone, Baslow Edge
[attachment=12347:R1.jpg]

On Carl Wark
[attachment=12348:R2.jpg]

On Froggatt Edge
[attachment=12349:R3.jpg]

Salt Cellar, Derwent Edge
[attachment=12350:R4.jpg]

The Three Ships, Birchen Edge
[attachment=12351:R5.jpg]

Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Panopeeper on March 20, 2009, 07:27:40 pm
Quote from: Taquin
Rocks and clouds, that would be cool.
Here are some rocks I've been wondering what to do with. I think they will end up as B&W prints.
David,

are these growing there?
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 20, 2009, 08:45:21 pm
Frankly, I think this thread rocks!   

So here are a few of my weird rocks:

[attachment=12352:EyeRock1W.jpg][attachment=12353:JoshuaTreeRock1bW.jpg]

[attachment=12354:Cal07_07...114DXOaW.jpg][attachment=12355:NewMexic...98_DXOaW.
jpg]

[attachment=12356:NewMexic...29_DXObW.jpg][attachment=12357:NewMexic...62_DXObW.
jpg]

[attachment=12358:NewMexic...068_DXOW.jpg][attachment=12359:NewMexic...26_DXOaW.
jpg]

1. Sierra Nevadas (Sequoia N.P.?), CA   2. Joshua Tree National Park, CA

3. San Diego, CA                                  4. White Sands, NM

5. & 6. Bisti Badlands, NM

7. Near Abiqui, NM                               8. Plaza Blanca, NM

Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: marcmccalmont on March 20, 2009, 08:56:43 pm
Stones not Rocks?
Marc
[attachment=12360:C1_CF020...hird_Day.jpg][attachment=12361:Stone_1.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: David Sutton on March 20, 2009, 09:07:48 pm
Quote from: Panopeeper
David,

are these growing there?
Gabor, I do believe you are right. It must be the soil. Here we seem to only grow these:
[attachment=12362:image.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Jeremy Roussak on March 21, 2009, 06:17:18 am
One of mine. I remember thinking something when I took it, but I'm not now sure what it was. Looking at it, I can't quite work out whether it's worth anything or if it's just wasting hard disk space. Comments, anyone?

Jeremy
[attachment=12364:rock.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: francois on March 21, 2009, 07:08:24 am
Here's one…

Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Jon Meddings on March 21, 2009, 09:26:43 am
Quote from: francois
Here's one…


Amazing shots in this thread - great rocks.  So just for fun here is Spyder Rock....

(http://www.pbase.com/meddings/image/63441706.jpg)
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Ronny Nilsen on March 21, 2009, 01:59:36 pm
Here are a few rocks fron New Mexico:

[attachment=12368:20071209_9523_l.jpg][attachment=12369:20071209...Edit_4_l.jpg]
[attachment=12370:20071211...4_Edit_l.jpg]

And one from Norway:
[attachment=12371:20080302...6_Edit_l.jpg]

Ronny
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Panopeeper on March 21, 2009, 02:39:30 pm
Quote from: francois
Here's one…
I am sure it is called The Viper Rock.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on March 22, 2009, 01:10:14 am
Quote from: Panopeeper
I am sure it is called The Viper Rock.

That would make sense.  Certainly looks like a cobra to me.

Thanks to everyone for sharing your work!!

Here's one more...

Mike.

[attachment=12378:IMG_1768.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: francois on March 22, 2009, 03:15:55 am
Quote from: Panopeeper
I am sure it is called The Viper Rock.
You might well be right!
 
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: pete_truman on March 22, 2009, 08:28:00 am
Does this cairn count? On the top of the Bealach, Applecross.
[attachment=12381:R6.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: neilsutherland on March 22, 2009, 10:04:35 am
An interesting thread. Considering that they don't move or change their appearance much, I've always found rocks to be a fascinating subject and it seems quite a lot of you do as well. Anyway here are a few more:

[attachment=12383:Cars_and_rock_Utah.jpg]
[attachment=12382:Balanced_rock.jpg]
[attachment=12384:Cliffs_U...r_canyon.jpg]

Neil
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Mike Louw on March 22, 2009, 01:01:35 pm
Quote from: Taquin
Rocks and clouds, that would be cool.Cheers, David

Here you go:

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c158/deknaters/Belmullet_Sept_07_236.jpg)

Cheating slightly here; this is actually an outdoor sculpture called Deirbhle's Twist in Mayo, Ireland. Although they *are* real rocks!
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: bobtowery on March 22, 2009, 01:32:21 pm
Here is one of mine:

(http://www.bobtowery.com/tree.jpg)

The interesting thing about this shot is what looks like a twig, is actually a tree 30 or 40 feet long.

Bob Towery
http://bobtowery.typepad.com (http://bobtowery.typepad.com)

Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on March 23, 2009, 02:37:38 am
Quote from: bobtowery
The interesting thing about this shot is what looks like a twig, is actually a tree 30 or 40 feet long.

Bob Towery
http://bobtowery.typepad.com (http://bobtowery.typepad.com)

Quite often it is easier to make small things look large than to make large things look monumental.

Here are a few more shots of Remarkable Rocks.

[attachment=12404:remarkab...rocks_02.jpg]  [attachment=12405:remarkab...rocks_07.jpg]

[attachment=12406:remarkab...rocks_08.jpg]  [attachment=12407:remarkab...rocks_11.jpg]

[attachment=12408:remarkab...rocks_14.jpg]  [attachment=12409:remarkab...rocks_15.jpg]

Cheers,
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Jeremy Roussak on March 23, 2009, 04:38:36 am
Remarkable in a difference sense, perhaps?

Jeremy

[attachment=12410:rock.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: enlightphoto on March 23, 2009, 06:55:45 pm
I'm new to using this board, so I hope no one will mind too much if I use this thread as an experiment to see if I can learn how to post a photo into a thread topic.

For me, The Windows Section at Arches NP rocks! (er, excuse the pun.)

Commence experiment:

(http://www.enlightphoto.com/pix09/arch-1016d_600.jpg)


Could someone reply or send me a PM and tell me how the little black framed reduced size photos are done? I tried looking under the "help" section but didn't see it. Anyone able to point me in the right direction?  TIA.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: pegelli on March 24, 2009, 02:28:21 am
Here's one from me, called "The Rock" in the area (Gibraltar)

(http://pegelli.smugmug.com/photos/488191484_TSHSk-XL.jpg)

One of the few days it didn't have a cloud at the top.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: francois on March 24, 2009, 06:19:57 am
Quote from: enlightphoto

Could someone reply or send me a PM and tell me how the little black framed reduced size photos are done? I tried looking under the "help" section but didn't see it. Anyone able to point me in the right direction?  TIA.
You just have to upload an image to the forum. Use the "Choose File" button and then press the "UPLOAD" button.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: enlightphoto on March 24, 2009, 10:47:38 am
Quote from: francois
You just have to upload an image to the forum. Use the "Choose File" button and then press the "UPLOAD" button.

Ah, gottcha; so the other option than inserting image by URL like I did in my post. Will make a note of it. Thanks.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Derry on March 24, 2009, 11:10:43 am
a few from one of our travels in the NE of Canada,,

Derry
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on March 24, 2009, 07:20:14 pm
Here are some rocks from Bombo, two hours south of Sydney.

Bombo is a world class geological site, so what did they do? They built a sewerage works in the middle of it.

If you were a Power Rangers fan you may have seen the quarry as scenes were shot there. The quarry is also popular for still and video ads. One video had a SUV going down from Bombo and then travelling across land and going up the Grand Canyon.

These pics were taken with my first digital camera, the Nikon 990, how things have changed Au$250 for a 64MB card.

[attachment=12441:bombo_1_01.JPG] [attachment=12442:bombo_1_11.JPG]

[attachment=12443:bombo_1_10.JPG] [attachment=12444:bombo_1_08.JPG]

Cheers,

PS Reading the paper this morning I saw that due to the strong Euro, Gibraltar is now being swamped by Spaniards taking advantage of low English pound.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: enlightphoto on March 24, 2009, 08:01:04 pm
New user just testing the upload method as per previous post, thanks.

More from the Windows Section in Arches.

[attachment=12446:arch1172_600.jpg]


Cool, it works.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Panopeeper on March 24, 2009, 08:12:59 pm
Quote from: enlightphoto
More from the Windows Section in Arches.
Great. I guess some feel that the color is overdone, but sometimes I like it that way, and often I too stress the colors:

Btw, this is the Shakespeare Arch in Kodachrome Basin, Utah. The namesake was not the English writer but the rancher of the park, who found the formation.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: enlightphoto on March 24, 2009, 08:37:07 pm
Quote from: Panopeeper
Great. I guess some feel that the color is overdone, but sometimes I like it that way, and often I too stress the colors:

Not sure if you mean the colors overdone in mine, but both, incl the turret arch shot were shot years ago on velvia slide film, hence the more saturated warm & cool colors.

Cheers.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Bill Caulfeild-Browne on March 24, 2009, 09:33:30 pm
Here's one of mine from California

http://www.billcaulfeild-browne.com/assets...Edit_large.html (http://www.billcaulfeild-browne.com/assets/galleries/usa/content/3FES6150_Edit_large.html)

and one from Ontario


http://www.billcaulfeild-browne.com/assets...0006_large.html (http://www.billcaulfeild-browne.com/assets/galleries/east_canada/content/Scan000006_large.html)

Bill
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on March 25, 2009, 02:42:51 am
Wow... a thread where everyone is sharing their work and nobody is yelling!  Keep 'em coming!!

(hope I didn't jinx it...)  

Here are some smaller rocks from Shuswap Lake.  Their colours are more interesting than their shapes, though...  

Mike.

[attachment=12451:IMG_3070.jpg]  [attachment=12454:IMG_3112.jpg]
[attachment=12455:IMG_3115.jpg]  [attachment=12456:IMG_3124.jpg]
[attachment=12457:IMG_3132.jpg]  [attachment=12458:IMG_3133.jpg]
[attachment=12452:IMG_3102.jpg]  [attachment=12453:IMG_3110.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Jon Shiu on March 27, 2009, 01:37:36 am
Northern California Coast
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on March 27, 2009, 02:23:29 am
Quote from: Jon Shiu
Northern California Coast

The first one is my favourite...

Mike.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on March 27, 2009, 02:32:31 am
Here is some Australian colour.

Winifred Falls NSW, Cape leveque WA, and Mandorah NT (x2)

[attachment=12520:winifred_falls_03.jpg] [attachment=12522:cape_leveque_01.JPG]

[attachment=12521:mandorah_09.jpg] [attachment=12523:mandorah_07.jpg]

I tend to look for colour for my paintings.

Cheers,
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: clawery on March 27, 2009, 02:12:35 pm
Quote from: tom  b
Here is some Australian colour.

Winifred Falls NSW, Cape leveque WA, and Mandorah NT (x2)

[attachment=12520:winifred_falls_03.jpg] [attachment=12522:cape_leveque_01.JPG]

[attachment=12521:mandorah_09.jpg] [attachment=12523:mandorah_07.jpg]

I tend to look for colour for my paintings.

Cheers,

Here is a shot from my recent trip in Carmel/ Big Sur.  This is a 3 shot stitch with a Phase One P45+ and Cambo RS w/ 35mm.

[attachment=12538:Carmel_P...opy_copy.jpg]

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Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: dchew on March 29, 2009, 06:51:40 pm
Rocks, my favorite subject.  This first one is "Snoopy in a Robe." Found in Killarney Provincial Park, Ontario.

[attachment=12570:DChew_061107_0304.jpg]

The rest are a few from around North America

[attachment=12571:DChew_050720_0284.jpg][attachment=12572:DChew_061107_0043.jpg]
[attachment=12573:DChew_061107_0303.jpg][attachment=12574:DChew_061109_0067.jpg]
[attachment=12575:DChew_090125_1386.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: JDClements on March 31, 2009, 08:11:21 pm
Love the subject, and all the nice photographs. Here are four from Wreck Island, Georgian Bay:

1. A "Still Life" (but I didn't rearrange them, I swear!)
[attachment=12627:rocks_01.jpg]

2. Glacial Percussion Boulder
[attachment=12628:rocks_02.jpg]

3. Diving Whale
[attachment=12629:rocks_03.jpg]

4. Love Canal
[attachment=12630:rocks_04.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Bill Caulfeild-Browne on March 31, 2009, 09:10:41 pm
Here's another - the Canadian Shield.

Bill

[attachment=12633:3FES7909.jpg]

Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: JDClements on April 01, 2009, 05:36:25 pm
Quote from: billcb
Here's another - the Canadian Shield.
Very nice, my kind of rock shot! It looks like an abstract cave painting.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: JDClements on April 01, 2009, 08:42:49 pm
This is also on the Canadian shield. A detail from "Danse Macabre" at The Tree Museum, near Gravenhurst.
[attachment=12660:danse1.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Bill Caulfeild-Browne on April 01, 2009, 09:05:52 pm
Quote from: JDClements
This is also on the Canadian shield. A detail from "Danse Macabre" at The Tree Museum, near Gravenhurst.
[attachment=12660:danse1.jpg]

fascinating - I don't even know the place!
Bill
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Philmar on April 03, 2009, 02:33:02 pm
guess I should get me rocks online as well....

Here\'s one from the Bolivian altiplano:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3230/3150531080_cdea36f182_o.jpg)

here\'s an underappreciated rock near Perito Moreno, Argentina
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3525/3181662090_a884c882b9_o.jpg)

a salt encrusted rock from the Dead Sea, Jordan:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2274/2241981914_3352cdb9f5_o.jpg)

here\'s the Wadi Dhar Palace built on a rock in Yemen:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3191/2721632947_5458888841_o.jpg)
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Jeremy Payne on April 03, 2009, 02:54:20 pm
Great thread!  Lots of really interesting stuff.

I'm currently re-processing this capture to lighten the sky and tone down the burnt edges ... but here's the 'before' and I'll post the refined version when done.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3649/3405755550_d7f2ce208c_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeremypayne/3405755550/sizes/l/in/set-72157607844276712/)
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Panopeeper on April 03, 2009, 03:28:48 pm
Quote from: Philmar
Here's one from the Bolivian altiplano:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3230/315053...dea36f182_o.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3230/3150531080_cdea36f182_o.jpg)
This is great. Would you feel comfortable with taking a nap in the shade?
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: ChrisJR on April 03, 2009, 03:58:37 pm
Brimham Rocks, Yorkshire...
[attachment=12707:Brimham_Rocks.jpg]

Keelung, Taiwan...
[attachment=12710:keelung_pano_5.jpg]

Keelung, Taiwan (with Peace Island in the distance)...
[attachment=12709:keelung_pano_2.jpg]

Keelung, Taiwan...
[attachment=12708:keelung_pano_1.jpg]

Sorry about the watermarks on the Keelung images. The non-watermark version are on my fried hard drive which I haven't gotten around to recovering the data from yet.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Philmar on April 03, 2009, 04:08:10 pm
Quote from: Panopeeper
This is great. Would you feel comfortable with taking a nap in the shade?

Funny you should ask.....NO, I wouldn't feel comfortable.
No word of lie, here is the rock's 'road' sign. It sits a few meters away from the rock. Somehow somebody with particularly poor driving skills couldn't avoid it. LOOK at the scenery! How could you NOT notice it/avoid it? Luckilys/he hit the marker and not the rock!!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3389/3268515862_9de569bd10.jpg)
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on April 04, 2009, 02:23:13 am
Here's one from the local Japanese garden...

Mike.


Let Dreaming Boulders Lie
[attachment=12717:IMG_5448.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Christos Andronis on April 04, 2009, 04:11:36 am
Meteora, Central Greece. Part of the Kastraki village shown as well for context.

- Christos

[attachment=12718:RD_CA_MG_0247.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: bill proud on April 04, 2009, 11:30:04 am
Don't know if Gary and I were shooting Arches on the same day but this image of Balanced Rock has almost the identical color as his on page 2. Mine is also Velvia.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: marcmccalmont on April 04, 2009, 12:25:36 pm
Big Island Hawaii, lunar eclipse but cloudy
Marc


[attachment=12723:C1_CF020...hird_Day.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: jtrujillo on April 05, 2009, 07:59:55 am
Some mediterranean rocks

in its nest
(http://jtrujillo.net/fotos/IMG95744_s.jpg)

cracked
(http://jtrujillo.net/fotos/IMG92731_s.jpg)

Dirt of birds
(http://jtrujillo.net/fotos/IMG95832_s2.jpg)

And quasi-island, not big enough.
(http://jtrujillo.net/fotos/IMG92616_s.jpg)

this last one exactly here (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=&daddr=42.041427,3.22835&hl=es&geocode=&mra=mi&mrsp=0&sz=15&sll=42.041835,3.228478&sspn=0.026899,0.032873&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=15)

Regards
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Philmar on April 07, 2009, 04:15:46 pm
Here are some rocks lying inside the slanted Laguna de Los Tres near Cerro Fitzroy, Argentina

Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: AndyS on April 07, 2009, 04:45:56 pm
Some great pics in this thread. THe one below is from the Lake District (UK). There was a temperature inversion on the day, so by the time we were at 2000ft we were above all the cloud - a fantastic days walking that I won't forget!

(http://www.astannard.com/opf/a_stannard_rocks.jpg)



Cheers,
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Enda Cavanagh on April 07, 2009, 04:57:26 pm
Here's a few of mine.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: JDClements on April 07, 2009, 07:59:54 pm
Quote from: Enda Cavanagh
Here's a few of mine.
Are those all on the Emerald isle? I am particularly curious about the formation in #5 (bottom row, left). What is that?
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on April 08, 2009, 02:08:23 am
I guess I should include some images of our best known rock. Uluru is big, it is a 9.4 km walk around the base. It is getting harder to take photographs there as more areas get photography restrictions and you have to have a permit for commercial photography. Besides that it is a great place to visit and how many places do you see people line up with champagne in their hands to look at a rock?

[attachment=12844:uluru_04.JPG] [attachment=12847:uluru_13.jpg]

[attachment=12845:uluru_08.JPG] [attachment=12846:uluru_14.JPG]

Cheers,
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Enda Cavanagh on April 08, 2009, 11:23:48 am
Hi Dan 4 and 5 or both of the Giant's Causeway in, County Antrim in Northern Ireland.

Quote from: JDClements
Are those all on the Emerald isle? I am particularly curious about the formation in #5 (bottom row, left). What is that?
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Philmar on April 08, 2009, 05:29:55 pm
Quote from: candron
Meteora, Central Greece. Part of the Kastraki village shown as well for context.

- Christos

[attachment=12718:RD_CA_MG_0247.jpg]

Impressive. It reminds me of Capadocia nearby in Greece - as well as the Karst regions of Yangshuo in China, Halong Bay in Vietnam or Krabi in Thailand....and the mogotes of Cuba near Pinar del Rio.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Enda Cavanagh on April 08, 2009, 05:37:27 pm
Lovely photos Jon

Quote from: Jon Shiu
Northern California Coast
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Paul Sumi on April 08, 2009, 05:53:18 pm
A few from the U.S. west and southwest:

(http://i.pbase.com/o4/01/9001/1/90587257.4eWDnx9I.IU5Z8745.jpg)

(http://i.pbase.com/o2/01/9001/1/97894827.a7YEJeIQ.VF1H5748FRED.jpg)

(http://i.pbase.com/o6/01/9001/1/109266943.tUyWGFlg.IU5Z8318FRED.jpg)

Paul

http://www.pbase.com/pauls (http://www.pbase.com/pauls)
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on April 09, 2009, 04:39:52 am
Quote from: PaulS
A few from the U.S. west and southwest:

(http://i.pbase.com/o4/01/9001/1/90587257.4eWDnx9I.IU5Z8745.jpg)

(http://i.pbase.com/o2/01/9001/1/97894827.a7YEJeIQ.VF1H5748FRED.jpg)

(http://i.pbase.com/o6/01/9001/1/109266943.tUyWGFlg.IU5Z8318FRED.jpg)

Paul

http://www.pbase.com/pauls (http://www.pbase.com/pauls)

Paul:  For some reason your links didn't show up...

Mike.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: dwood on April 09, 2009, 09:27:28 am
Rock, singular.

(http://dswood.zenfolio.com/img/v8/p244513226-4.jpg)
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Paul Sumi on April 09, 2009, 09:50:00 am
Quote from: wolfnowl
Paul:  For some reason your links didn't show up...

Mike.


Mike,

Thanks, for some reason direct linking didn't work.

Paul
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Mark F on April 09, 2009, 10:06:29 pm
This is a great thread. Here's one from Yosemite NP

[attachment=12895:20081030__A9T1349.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: ryepixels on April 09, 2009, 11:13:28 pm
Despite being an Aussie, here's one I took in the Garden of the Gods National Park in Colorado Springs, CO last year.

[attachment=12896:RyePixels_23723.jpg]

And here's one from just around the corner ...

[attachment=12897:rp53958.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on April 10, 2009, 03:51:01 am
Great stuff, folks!  Let's keep this going!

Mike.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: JDClements on April 10, 2009, 08:00:01 am
Back to Georgian Bay: The first two are in Bruce Peninsula National Park, where the colours are amazing, the third is down around the Penetanguishene or there-abouts.
[attachment=12899:rocks_05.jpg][attachment=12900:rocks_06.jpg][attachment=12901:
rocks_07.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: dchew on April 10, 2009, 07:15:02 pm
Quote from: wolfnowl
Great stuff, folks!  Let's keep this going!

Mike.

Ok Mike, Here's round two.  The first is from Volgelsang Pass, Yosemite backcountry.  The other two are from Pointe Au Baril in the Georgian Bay.

Dave

[attachment=12913:DChew_04..._0520_bw.jpg]

[attachment=12914:DChew_061106_0079.jpg]

[attachment=12915:DChew_061107_0066.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Les Sparks on April 12, 2009, 08:45:38 pm
For my first try. From Yellowstone Falls at Graveyard Fields off the Blue Ridge Parkway in NC
Les
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Agawa_Bob on April 14, 2009, 07:18:03 am
Agawa Rock, Lk. Superior Provincial Park, on the north shore of Lk. Superior.

This sacred native site is special in the winter when snowshoes are needed to reach the massive rock wall. Along the trail, a warning sign
notes the loss of life when waves have washed the unaware viewers into the cold water. This is not Disney Land----The respect of native
tradition and skills are advised to view the faded pictographs which were painted there.

Bob




[attachment=13020:_DSC0215.jpg]
[attachment=13021:_DSC0222.jpg]
[attachment=13022:_DSC0226.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Steve Ralser on April 14, 2009, 09:45:11 pm
As a lot of these photos seem to be from Aus., I'll put one in by and Australian living in the States.  Here's Shiprock in NW New Mexico; Shiprock is the peak in the middle back; the rock in the front is one of the dikes radiating out from it.  Unfortunately I would only ever get there around noon.

Steve


(http://www.stevenralserphoto.com/newmexico/0424.html)
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on April 29, 2009, 04:01:16 am
I've just spent a week down the South Coast of NSW. These images are from Mimosa Rocks around 400 km south of Sydney. The three occasions I have visited the rocks have been around Easter (autumn in the southern hemisphere) and the weather has been cloudy and grey. The colour and shape of the rocks is something that has to be seen to be appreciated.

[attachment=13321:mr03.jpg]  [attachment=13320:mr02.jpg]  [attachment=13319:mr01.jpg]

Cheers,
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 29, 2009, 11:41:08 am
I just got back from a couple of weeks in Southern Utah -- many amazing rocks.

Here is one of the oddest I have seen anywhere. It was about a foot across, and there was one similar one nearby, but I didn't see anything like it anywhere else. Is it a fossil? Some weird erosion pattern (there are many such in Utah)?

[attachment=13324:utah_090...201030aW.jpg]

Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on April 29, 2009, 01:34:09 pm
Well, it's definitely showing a pattern of erosion.  The question is, what caused the depression in the first place?  Is there a softer layer overlying a harder layer underneath, or was there a footprint that eroded away at the edges?  Hmmm...

Mike.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 29, 2009, 03:47:42 pm
Hoar frost on Wild Tor, Dartmoor, Devon, UK
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3232/3147337136_aef4a9fff1.jpg)

Rocks, Penninis Head, Isles of Scilly, UK
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3257/3100574131_44b9848c60.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3052/3100546913_6db7182718.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3248/2870431318_a4218ff601.jpg)



Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: JDClements on May 07, 2009, 09:29:23 pm
Over a week with no rock photos! Hopefully this gets everyone active again:

Boy on Boulder (an older shot of mine):
[attachment=13537:rocks_08.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on May 07, 2009, 11:09:21 pm
On my way back from my South Coast holiday I stopped in at Bombo again. Here are some images.

[attachment=13544:bombo1.jpg][attachment=13545:bombo2.jpg][attachment=13546:bomb
o3.jpg][attachment=13547:bombo4.jpg]

Cheers,
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: stickan1 on May 16, 2009, 11:22:25 am
I have been taking photos on the same rock for 2 months now. Here are some images:
 [attachment=13708:strand_03459.jpg] [attachment=13709:strand_03613.jpg] [attachment=13710:strand_03710.jpg]

Comments are appreciated!

Stig
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on June 01, 2009, 02:26:40 am
I haven't seen any new rock photos for a while so I thought I would add these.

They are from Cape Leveque in the Kimberely, Western Australia.

[attachment=14191:cape_leveque_01.JPG] [attachment=14192:cape_leveque_09.jpg] [attachment=14193:cape_leveque_12.jpg]

Cheers,
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on June 01, 2009, 02:27:44 am
I haven't seen any new rock photos for a while so I thought I would add these.

They are from Cape Leveque in the Kimberely, Western Australia.

[attachment=14191:cape_leveque_01.JPG] [attachment=14192:cape_leveque_09.jpg] [attachment=14193:cape_leveque_12.jpg]

Cheers,
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: eoghan on June 01, 2009, 05:47:47 am
With Lichen!
[attachment=14204:lichen.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: DanPBrown on June 01, 2009, 04:38:50 pm
Petrified wood.
(http://www.danbrownphotography.com/galleries/albums/userpics/petrified_wood.jpg)
Dan
http://www.danbrownphotography.com (http://www.danbrownphotography.com)
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: simonr on July 07, 2009, 11:43:31 pm
The Olgas, Northern Territory, Australia

(http://www.pbase.com/simonrutgers/image/85524184.jpg)

Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: mattpallante on July 08, 2009, 04:01:29 pm
I found these "faces" recently...Matt[attachment=15226:rockface.1251_lzn.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: markhout on July 08, 2009, 04:56:08 pm
(http://markhout.com/rocks/photos/_DSC7761.jpg)
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: eaglerock on July 09, 2009, 05:55:50 pm
I named my photography website after Eagle Rock on Lake Tahoe's West Shore - an interesting mix of volcanic breccia, basalt, et. al.  In my opinion, it offers the best views of the lake anywhere.  Here's some shots from and of it:

http://www.eaglerockphotography.com/p824304223 (http://www.eaglerockphotography.com/p824304223)
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Jeremy Roussak on July 10, 2009, 03:54:13 am
Quote from: eaglerock
I named my photography website after Eagle Rock on Lake Tahoe's West Shore - an interesting mix of volcanic breccia, basalt, et. al.  In my opinion, it offers the best views of the lake anywhere.  Here's some shots from and of it:

http://www.eaglerockphotography.com/p824304223 (http://www.eaglerockphotography.com/p824304223)
Bill, I went to your site and started to look at it, but I gave up when I realised that every shot was ruined by your large, obtrusive copyright notice. I understand the need for some protection, but I really think you've dramatically overdone it. It looks as if you have some good work there, but I can't be bothered to imagine what the images might look like if they were unspoiled.

Jeremy
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 10, 2009, 10:22:27 am
Quote from: kikashi
Bill, I went to your site and started to look at it, but I gave up when I realised that every shot was ruined by your large, obtrusive copyright notice. I understand the need for some protection, but I really think you've dramatically overdone it. It looks as if you have some good work there, but I can't be bothered to imagine what the images might look like if they were unspoiled.

Jeremy
This was exactly my reaction, too. I quit looking once I realized that I couldn't see the scenes for the "billboards". If you want to use included copyright notices, I suggest making them much smaller and placing them near an edge of the image, not across the middle.

Eric


Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: eaglerock on July 10, 2009, 03:28:57 pm
Thanks for the advice guys.  I think I can make a universal change to the watermark, so I'll try to come up with something more subtle.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Andres Bonilla on July 10, 2009, 03:59:59 pm
Here are a few from the valley of Fire.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Panopeeper on July 10, 2009, 04:07:15 pm
Quote from: eaglerock
Thanks for the advice guys.  I think I can make a universal change to the watermark, so I'll try to come up with something more subtle.
A related thread: http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index....c=35165&hl= (http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=35165&hl=)
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: grilla on July 10, 2009, 06:20:40 pm
Re: Spider Rock

Please tell us more about where this is and how you took it. I think the shadow of the rock lends a great deal to the image.

Great job!
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: dwood on July 21, 2009, 09:59:09 pm
Well, let's keep this going. Here are a few from a portfolio I've recently been working on that I call "granite topology".

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3536/3743437788_51b2c14b96_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3436/3742646689_b995be6b84_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3433/3743439092_a062724abc_o.jpg)
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on July 22, 2009, 02:23:43 am
Great textures...

Mike.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: gerardd on July 26, 2009, 12:40:27 am
Very nice pictures in this thread. Here is one from the Blue Mountains west of Sydney:
(http://www.pbase.com/glamy/image/56587590.jpg)
(http://www.pbase.com/glamy/image/56587592.jpg)
Cheers,
Gerard
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: DanPBrown on July 27, 2009, 11:36:11 pm
Here is my version of a common tripod shot.
Dan
Visit My Website (http://www.danbrownphotography.com)
(http://www.danbrownphotography.com/galleries/albums/userpics/VR4M46037.jpg)
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: cmi on July 28, 2009, 05:40:24 am
Quote from: DanPBrown
Here is my version of a common tripod shot.
Dan

Wow
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: BlasR on July 29, 2009, 06:24:38 am
MV

BlasR
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 29, 2009, 09:12:20 am
Quote from: BlasR
MV

BlasR

MV? Gosh, it doesn't look at all like Martha's Vineyard.    


But nice pic.

Eric

Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: BlasR on July 29, 2009, 01:38:03 pm
Quote from: EricM
MV? Gosh, it doesn't look at all like Martha's Vineyard.    


But nice pic.

Eric


hey i got to travel sometime, my wife have a rock 2

remember some people working for me, so i got 1/2 free

plus I'm spanish no one can stop me,  well a list for the next 3 1/2 years

Amen

BlasR

Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: jasonrandolph on July 29, 2009, 05:37:00 pm
Here's a few of mine.  These are from a project that I put on hold about a year ago focused on the interaction between rock and the sea.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: bill proud on July 29, 2009, 07:18:48 pm
Tukuhnikavits Arch.

Anybody have Mexican Hat?
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: BlasR on July 30, 2009, 05:28:02 am
Quote from: EricM
MV? Gosh, it doesn't look at all like Martha's Vineyard.    


But nice pic.

Eric


Here is one from Martha's Vineyard. Is call Garden Of the Gods.

ops is Colorado

BR
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Jeremy Roussak on July 30, 2009, 01:29:33 pm
Quote from: bill proud
Anybody have Mexican Hat?
I certainly do, but alas only on film. I'm hoping to find a scanner some time: having those negatives and slides and not being able to do much with them is so frustrating!

Jeremy
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on July 31, 2009, 02:26:36 am
Quote from: jasonrandolph
Here's a few of mine.  These are from a project that I put on hold about a year ago focused on the interaction between rock and the sea.

Nice!  I particularly like the third one.

Mike.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Tyler Mallory on August 02, 2009, 12:32:39 pm
Here are a couple from my trip up to the Keweenaw Peninsula, along Lake Superior. Lotsa color in this strip along the coast. Great place to go hunting rock pictures!


(http://tylermallory.com/gallery/images/webposts/LuminousLandscape/Rocks/Keeweenaw-125.jpg)

(http://tylermallory.com/gallery/images/webposts/LuminousLandscape/Rocks/Keeweenaw-201.jpg)

(http://tylermallory.com/gallery/images/webposts/LuminousLandscape/Rocks/Keeweenaw-192.jpg)
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on August 14, 2009, 12:13:42 am
A couple from Cape Foulwind, NZ

[attachment=15985:cape_foulwind_2.jpg] [attachment=15984:cape_foulwind_1.jpg]

Cheers,
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on August 14, 2009, 02:17:21 am
Here are a few from Kelowna's Mission Creek.  All but the last one are from Gallagher's Canyon.
Mike.

[attachment=15987:DSCF4141.jpg] [attachment=15988:DSCF4147.jpg]
[attachment=15989:DSCF4153.jpg] [attachment=15990:DSCF4154.jpg]
[attachment=15991:DSCF4156.jpg] [attachment=15992:DSCF4157.jpg]
[attachment=15993:DSCF4163.jpg] [attachment=15994:DSCF4166.jpg]
[attachment=15995:DSCF4167.jpg] [attachment=15996:DSCF4172.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Jeremy Roussak on August 14, 2009, 03:34:23 am
Quote from: tom  b
A couple from Cape Foulwind, NZ

[attachment=15985:cape_foulwind_2.jpg] [attachment=15984:cape_foulwind_1.jpg]

Cheers,
Both very good, although I get the impression that the horizon on the first (which I prefer) is sloping downwards to the right.

Jeremy
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: jasonrandolph on August 14, 2009, 11:55:54 am
Quote from: wolfnowl
Here are a few from Kelowna's Mission Creek.  All but the last one are from Gallagher's Canyon.
Mike.

There's some nice work in there Mike.  The image with the tree bowing toward the rock is outstanding.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on August 14, 2009, 05:53:15 pm
Quote from: jasonrandolph
There's some nice work in there Mike.  The image with the tree bowing toward the rock is outstanding.

Thanks.  The one thing missing from that image is perspective.  I have a similar image, taken a year ago, with a man and his grandson standing at the base of the tree.  Let me see if I can find it...

[attachment=16013:24881607...924a01_o.jpg]

Mike.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: DanPBrown on August 14, 2009, 08:36:34 pm
Another tripod shot, different Mitten.
Dan
Visit My Website (http://www.danbrownphotography.com)
(http://www.danbrownphotography.com/galleries/albums/userpics/Monument_Valley.jpg)
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on August 15, 2009, 12:54:34 am
VERY nice, Dan!

Mike.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: DanPBrown on August 15, 2009, 06:58:17 pm
Quote from: wolfnowl
VERY nice, Dan!

Mike.
Thanks Mike.
Dan
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: bellimages on November 09, 2009, 12:38:16 pm
Quote from: Taquin
Thank you both very much. I've been struggling with the issue of how to achieve a visual unity with these, before I travel half way round the world again to have another go, and attempt the stones I didn't want to photograph last time. Number 1 isn't part of the series, and number 9 I may leave as is. But I think properly converted and printed they will make more sense as a whole in B&W. Unfortunately I have no idea yet how to really do this. Um, another learning curve coming up this year  . David

I think that B&W is the way to go ..... following what many noted photographers have done in the past. Rich, bold tones!!!
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Brad Proctor on November 14, 2009, 07:19:34 pm
Here is mine...

[attachment=17937:30277.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: sanfairyanne on November 16, 2009, 11:48:38 am
Brinham Rocks North Yorkshire England. After spending six months shooting rocks in the four corners I returned home to find this amazing rock not far from my house!
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Rand47 on November 16, 2009, 05:02:51 pm
Racetrack Playa, Death Valley, CA

(http://rsadams.smugmug.com/Other/Death-Valley-2009/sliding-rock/711564634_kjtto-X2.jpg)
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: ecobo on November 20, 2009, 04:51:54 am
Two from Bulgaria

[attachment=18078:pk32AK0489.jpg]

[attachment=18079:st08_8172.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on February 10, 2010, 10:12:35 pm
Just back from Tasmania which is a great place for a rock tour. The Bay of Fires is a very scenic area which has orange lichen covered rocks, white sands and stormy skies. Here are a few new images.


[attachment=20167:bay_of_fires_1.jpg][attachment=20168:bay_of_fires_2.jpg]
[attachment=20170:bay_of_fires_3.jpg][attachment=20171:bay_of_fires_4.jpg]

Cheers
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on February 11, 2010, 02:32:29 am
Some nice work, Tom.  Thanks for sharing them!

Mike.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: collum on February 11, 2010, 03:53:21 am
Platinum over color pigment prints

(http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/2/pt-abstract4_645201.jpg)



(http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/2/pt-arisen_780374.jpg)



(http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/2/pt-abstract3_470976.jpg)



(http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/2/pt-abstract1_821271.jpg)
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: ljdart on February 11, 2010, 05:53:35 am
collum, those are remarkable rocks, they make me so very curious, what are they, can you explain some more?

In the netherlands we don't have rocks, or, better, no rocky grounds, only some in the very south and east. The rest is all alluvial, sediments from rocky Germany and Switserland. But during the ice-ages the scandinavian glaciers brought some real big stones, collecters-items. I don't have images from them. So, some summers ago in an Belgian green river I was busy with imaging the reflecting greens. Between the green a rock, hardly a quality-image, although the green is nice:

[attachment=20176:greenriverrock_1.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wthomphoto on February 11, 2010, 07:54:14 am
Both these shots were taken in  Arches National Park, UT.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tim wolcott on February 11, 2010, 01:59:52 pm
Like the shot from Arches very nice.  Would make a great pano.  I collect rocks more than shoot them.  But I have been looking and documenting the rocks and soon plan to execute some trips too spend the time needed to really make it happen.  But here is one that I posted in another topic.  Thanks for sharing.  Tim

Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: dwood on February 11, 2010, 02:17:08 pm
ledge, dense fog...

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4348784831_75901aeaa9_o.jpg)
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Christoph C. Feldhaim on February 11, 2010, 04:09:42 pm
Rügen - Cape Arkona - January 2010
It was verrrryyyy ccccollldddd ...
[attachment=20205:IMG_0629...ownsized.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on February 11, 2010, 08:08:54 pm
Quote from: collum
Platinum over color pigment prints

Love the textures!

Mike.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tokengirl on February 11, 2010, 09:18:47 pm
Quote from: dwood
ledge, dense fog...

 
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tokengirl on February 11, 2010, 09:21:43 pm
Quote from: collum
Platinum over color pigment prints

(http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/2/pt-abstract3_470976.jpg)

They are all fabulous, but this one really stands out for me.  One day I will have the time and space to experiment with these lovely "alternative" techniques.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tokengirl on February 11, 2010, 09:24:41 pm
Jetty looking out onto Biscayne Bay, Key Biscayne in the distance.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2687/4043105388_af5858acae_o.jpg)
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on February 12, 2010, 02:01:31 am
Quote from: tokengirl
Jetty looking out onto Biscayne Bay, Key Biscayne in the distance.
Love the red leaf in the middle.  Sets off the rest of the image perfectly.

Mike.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: David Sutton on February 12, 2010, 02:38:54 am
Golly there are some good images from everyone this month.
In an effort to hit eight pages for this thread here are a few shots from the Onawe Peninsular and surrounds.


[attachment=20217:10_01_04..._R_3_S_1.jpg] [attachment=20218:1097_99.jpg] [attachment=20219:20091122...lar_2379.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on February 13, 2010, 12:30:18 am
Love the face in the middle one, David!

Mike.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Chairman Bill on February 16, 2010, 06:30:58 am
Part of a Dartmoor tor in frost

[attachment=20293:Dartmoor_granite.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on February 17, 2010, 01:49:00 am
That's probably the right colour balance given the shade, but I'd be tempted to warm it up a bit.  Nice shot, though!

Mike.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Bruce Wilson on February 17, 2010, 02:59:01 pm
A face in Moab, UT
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on February 18, 2010, 02:50:33 am
That's quite the chin!

Well seen!

Mike.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: nigelrudyard on March 30, 2010, 08:53:22 am
Limestone outcrops mingle with the ancient remains of man-made lime kilns and cover a remarkable natural secret - a 2 million year-old cavern.

Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: TracyConnolly on April 01, 2010, 01:21:43 am
Hi all, first post here. These are Murphy's Haystacks near Streaky Bay, South Australia aptly named due to resembling haystacks. Took these with my old 350D and 18-55 kit lens. Pity I didn't have the 40D and 10-20mm back then. The haystacks are formed from ancient granite inselbergs dating back 1,500 million years. [The name inselberg comes from German insel, meaning island and berg, mountain.] The pillars and boulders in their present day form only go back as far as 100,000 years and have been formed by the uneven weathering of crystalline rock as densely fractured compartments break down through weathering more quickly than massive unfractured compartments. The distinction between the two forms is that pillars merge unknown with the underlying bedrock, but boulders are clearly detached. The haystacks are of a pink granite named Hiltaba granite after the homestead of the same name in the Gawler Ranges. It is extensive over the north-western Eyre Peninsula. The mottled colours on the surface of the haystacks are caused by growth of lichen, a tough plant organism which thrives on exposed granite. The granite hills of the district, including the haystacks, were buried by calcareous dune sand about 30,000 years ago. Subsequent erosion of the surrounding land surface has gradually revealed the forms we see today. Source http://www.murphys-haystacks.com/geo_simp.htm (http://www.murphys-haystacks.com/geo_simp.htm)
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on April 01, 2010, 02:14:14 am
Hi Tracy, and welcome to the list!  I like the second image... and thanks for the history/geology lesson!

Mike.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: nigelrudyard on April 01, 2010, 09:27:20 am
Hi all,

Another newbie here with a few more weird rocks from the Derbyshire Peak District, England (http://www.poolescavern.co.uk/).

Happy Easter!

Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: nigelrudyard on April 01, 2010, 09:29:51 am
Quote from: TracyConnolly
Hi all, first post here. These are Murphy's Haystacks near Streaky Bay, South Australia aptly named due to resembling haystacks. Took these with my old 350D and 18-55 kit lens. Pity I didn't have the 40D and 10-20mm back then. The haystacks are formed from ancient granite inselbergs dating back 1,500 million years. [The name inselberg comes from German insel, meaning island and berg, mountain.] The pillars and boulders in their present day form only go back as far as 100,000 years and have been formed by the uneven weathering of crystalline rock as densely fractured compartments break down through weathering more quickly than massive unfractured compartments. The distinction between the two forms is that pillars merge unknown with the underlying bedrock, but boulders are clearly detached. The haystacks are of a pink granite named Hiltaba granite after the homestead of the same name in the Gawler Ranges. It is extensive over the north-western Eyre Peninsula. The mottled colours on the surface of the haystacks are caused by growth of lichen, a tough plant organism which thrives on exposed granite. The granite hills of the district, including the haystacks, were buried by calcareous dune sand about 30,000 years ago. Subsequent erosion of the surrounding land surface has gradually revealed the forms we see today. Source http://www.murphys-haystacks.com/geo_simp.htm (http://www.murphys-haystacks.com/geo_simp.htm)

Excellent images, and fascinating 'haystacks', Tracy.
Nice work.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 01, 2010, 11:40:31 am
Nigel and Tracy,

Very nice additions to the thread. Thanks for sharing them.

Eric

Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 01, 2010, 02:14:13 pm
Some Dartmoor granite
[attachment=21203:Dartmoor_rock.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on April 01, 2010, 02:44:05 pm
Interesting work, folks!

Mike.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on May 11, 2010, 09:22:02 pm
Here are a few images from Sofala, NSW. The first two are from Ration Hill and the third is from Wallaby Rocks both on the Turon River.

[attachment=21933:ration_hill.jpg] [attachment=21932:ration_hill_2.jpg]  [attachment=21930:wallaby_rocks.jpg]

Cheers,
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: HarryHoffman on May 12, 2010, 12:05:03 pm
Here's one of a memorial for surfer Mark Foo at Mavericks

(http://www.harrywhoffman.com/Misc/Misc/CF001591Foo/860994243_kX7wa-L.jpg) (http://www.harrywhoffman.com/Misc/Misc/7770941_tgraR#860994243_kX7wa-A-LB)
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Jason Denning on May 17, 2010, 02:19:23 am
Bryce Canyon, for me not many rock formations compare![attachment=22054:bryce_ca...on_point.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: boneywhitefoot on May 18, 2010, 07:24:05 am
Heres a few from Dunedin New Zealand

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a184/boneywhitefoot/Moaraki/Moeraki-4.jpg)

one being born

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a184/boneywhitefoot/Moaraki/Moeraki-3.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a184/boneywhitefoot/Moaraki/Moeraki-9.jpg)


(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a184/boneywhitefoot/Moaraki/Moeraki-8.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a184/boneywhitefoot/Moaraki/Moeraki-13.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a184/boneywhitefoot/Moaraki/Moeraki-14.jpg)



Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: BillWeller on June 01, 2010, 12:03:32 pm
Stillwater Cove, Pebble Beach, CA
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Stephen G on June 01, 2010, 02:07:12 pm
What a cool thread! just stumbled on it. Here's some patterns I found on a cave wall. To give some idea of scale the frame covers about half a meter top to bottom.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: marcmccalmont on June 01, 2010, 06:01:10 pm
James Bond Island Phuket Thailand
Marc
[attachment=22326:IMG_5634...sBondIsl.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Josh-H on June 01, 2010, 08:41:54 pm
Quote from: marcmccalmont
James Bond Island Phuket Thailand
Marc
[attachment=22326:IMG_5634...sBondIsl.jpg]

Now that is definitely a remarkable rock!
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 01, 2010, 11:05:35 pm
Quote from: Josh-H
Now that is definitely a remarkable rock!

Just what I was going to say!
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: marcmccalmont on June 02, 2010, 07:53:15 pm
Quote from: marcmccalmont
James Bond Island Phuket Thailand
Marc
[attachment=22326:IMG_5634...sBondIsl.jpg]


From Wikipidea "Ko Tapu is a steep rocky monolith, about 20 meters tall. This rock column lies approximately 200 meters offshore of the two-islet pair known as Ko Khao Phingkan (Thai: เกาะเขาพิงกัน, lit. "hills resting on each other island"). The islands are located within the Ao Phang Nga National Park. [1]

Departing from Phuket island, day-tours using longtail boats usually land at nearby Ko Khao Phingkan, where market booths are set up.

Ko Tapu has become a popular tourist attraction since it was featured in the James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun in 1974; for this reason, it is also often referred to as James Bond Island (the later 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies also includes a scene in Phang Nga Bay, close to James Bond Island).

Scenes from the Bollywood movie Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai were also shot here."
Marc
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on June 14, 2010, 08:54:40 pm
This weekend was the Queen's Birthday long weekend and I spent it down the NSW South Coast. I finally found the path to Glasshouse Rocks Beach at Narooma (third time lucky). I guess the locals want to keep it to themselves.

It was a great winter's day, sunny and 18°C (64°F).

Here's some of the day's pics.

[attachment=22616:narooma_1.jpg]  [attachment=22617:narooma_2.jpg]  [attachment=22618:narooma_3.jpg] [attachment=22619:narooma_4.jpg]

Cheers,
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: grilla on June 17, 2010, 01:26:24 am
I took a photographing running water workshop last weekend. This is a brightly colored rock that I liked.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on June 17, 2010, 04:58:18 pm
Nice rock, but the image hurts my eyes...

Mike.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: mattpallante on July 03, 2010, 02:23:10 pm
Local park near an old sandstone quarry.[attachment=22914:rolling....7900_lzn.jpg]
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on July 03, 2010, 02:45:07 pm
Nice one!  Reminds me of a basking shark.

(Discovery Channel image here (http://dsc.discovery.com/sharks/shark-types/basking-shark.jpg))

Mike.
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 03, 2010, 05:22:03 pm
Quote from: mattpallante
Local park near an old sandstone quarry.[attachment=22914:rolling....7900_lzn.jpg]
Now that is a rock with character!
Title: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Rob C on July 04, 2010, 10:08:40 am
Quote from: wolfnowl
Nice one!  Reminds me of a basking shark.

(Discovery Channel image here (http://dsc.discovery.com/sharks/shark-types/basking-shark.jpg))

Mike.




Oh well, Mike, at the risk of derailing things: alternative take on lounge lizards.

Rob C

Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on August 30, 2010, 12:02:51 am
This series of images were taken in La Perouse, Sydney. It is located on the northern side of Botany Bay and is a popular picnic spot.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/THchQSv5wqI/AAAAAAAAARA/Bqn2cXTPtcE/s1600/la_perouse_07.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TG4SwuaF9wI/AAAAAAAAAQA/oL6bzcBjCsA/s1600/la_perouse_01.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TG4SsvvidBI/AAAAAAAAAP4/mjujJ8W1RxQ/s1600/la_perouse_02.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TG4Soelf_PI/AAAAAAAAAPw/OJxL3KyHs9A/s1600/la_perouse_03.jpg)

Cheers,





Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on August 30, 2010, 09:24:35 pm
Looks like a great place to make interesting rock shots!  The top image looks like sandbags, stacked against a flood...

Mike.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: mattpallante on August 31, 2010, 06:04:03 pm
Wow, what a great place! They're all very good. I favor the first one, and that crazy rock in the third image. :o Did you get any closer shots of that crazy rock that you like?

Matt
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: mitchallenphoto on September 01, 2010, 12:33:29 am
wow awesome shots. I like the shots in sydney such cool textures.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Tim Gray on September 19, 2010, 12:25:21 pm
(http://www.timgrayphotography.com/galleries/20100821-iceland/content/images/large/100803__264.jpg)

(http://www.timgrayphotography.com/galleries/20100821-iceland/content/images/large/100803__276.jpg)

(http://www.timgrayphotography.com/galleries/20100821-iceland/content/images/large/100803__279.jpg)

Some rocks from Iceland...
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on September 19, 2010, 06:09:27 pm
Isn't Mother Nature grand!?!?

And nice to see you here again, Tim!  Been a while, hasn't it?

Mike.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on September 23, 2010, 01:02:16 am
Mushroom Rock is in Kalbarri, Western Australia. From the second shot it is easy to see how it got its name and the third shot shows how it got its shape.

I was happily shooting away when I thought the wave behind the rock was big, then very big and then I thought… I've got to get out of here. The wave chased me 30–40 metres across the rock shelf. A good reminder that the coast can be dangerous at any time.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TGHr-b1jtRI/AAAAAAAAAGs/XG-BZEq7dx4/s1600/kalbarri_03.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TGHrsSOvE-I/AAAAAAAAAGk/k1HC_m_ockE/s1600/kalbarri_04.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TGHrT9hEHgI/AAAAAAAAAGc/9BZ44vnyh2Y/s1600/kalbarri_05.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Josh-H on September 23, 2010, 01:26:47 am
Lovely work Tim  ;D
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on September 25, 2010, 01:04:11 am
Nice Kitty!  Reminds me of this one... (driftwood, not rock though)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/4542762548_2f928ff378_z.jpg)

Mike.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 25, 2010, 09:53:47 am
It's a petrified demon, Mike, so it qualifies as rock. Neat image!

Eric

P.S. What's it's Latin name?  :D
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on October 14, 2010, 12:34:13 am
Some more from Narooma on the NSW South Coast.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TLUgbe77CeI/AAAAAAAAAsk/hM9ZW7eiq1Q/s1600/narooma2_02.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TLUgbfHSzaI/AAAAAAAAAso/l8Z3Hct9loE/s1600/narooma2_03.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TLUgbgWk3TI/AAAAAAAAAsw/TJcGoDzNK1I/s1600/narooma2_05.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TLUgj79E47I/AAAAAAAAAs4/qt-0fZdzHeU/s1600/narooma2_06.jpg)

Hope you like the shark.

Cheers,

Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on October 14, 2010, 11:47:59 am
A very nice shark, indeed!

Mike.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on October 17, 2010, 11:54:51 pm
I started this post off with Remarkable Rocks but it was one image of a remarkable place. Here are four more.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TLvC92_aGNI/AAAAAAAAAtk/EbS7IHuZmqc/s1600/remarkable_rocks_14.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TLvDJv4pbWI/AAAAAAAAAts/yd3-dVRMnaE/s1600/remarkable_rocks_08.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TLvDDnkJ1PI/AAAAAAAAAto/bYgydzY5fgw/s1600/remarkable_rocks_11.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TLvEuxQUwkI/AAAAAAAAAt0/PsuGjQgEH_g/s1600/remarkable_rocks_07.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on October 24, 2010, 06:23:44 pm
The trees and clouds are catching up. These are from the Pinnacles in Western Australia.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TGCSuyp_k0I/AAAAAAAAAEE/MQclnd_3Ji8/s1600/pinnacles_02.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TGCTg733c5I/AAAAAAAAAEs/OV3XD3FUXV4/s1600/pinnacles_07.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TGCTA_jWtyI/AAAAAAAAAEU/djOvy6Amh7Q/s1600/pinnacles_04.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TGCTZB0UeYI/AAAAAAAAAEk/suy6-ZLS6D4/s1600/pinnacles_06.jpg)

Cheers,







Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on October 24, 2010, 08:14:54 pm
Talk about a 'moonscape'!  Nice rocks, though!

Mike.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 24, 2010, 08:41:28 pm
Yes, Tom. Very spooky!

Eric
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on October 24, 2010, 10:47:37 pm
Actually the images are a good example of 'liquid cloning'. On my previous trip to the Pinnacles I had to clone out all of the footsteps around the rocks. On this occasion rain was bucketing down as I drove to the park and I wondered if I should even enter it. As I approached the park gates the rain stopped and there was blue sky and white clouds. The sandy soil had drained nearly all of the water and there was only a few puddles left. The most fortunate thing that occurred however was the rain had washed away all the footprints and saved me hours of cloning. Now that is liquid cloning for you.

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 25, 2010, 12:18:17 am
Actually the images are a good example of 'liquid cloning'. On my previous trip to the Pinnacles I had to clone out all of the footsteps around the rocks. On this occasion rain was bucketing down as I drove to the park and I wondered if I should even enter it. As I approached the park gates the rain stopped and there was blue sky and white clouds. The sandy soil had drained nearly all of the water and there was only a few puddles left. The most fortunate thing that occurred however was the rain had washed away all the footprints and saved me hours of cloning. Now that is liquid cloning for you.

Cheers,
I wonder how soon Adobe will introduce that in an upcoming version of Photoshop.  ;D

Eric
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: NikoJorj on October 25, 2010, 05:06:53 am
Much more earthly, sorry...
The attachment comes from a nice ramble this summer in the Ecrins range, near Grenoble. Far enough from the crowds to avoid the need for liquid cloning.
C&C welcome of course!
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: stevenf on October 25, 2010, 03:53:34 pm
Not sure if this should be in Rocks or Clouds.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on October 25, 2010, 04:05:51 pm
Or both!  Now if you can get the rocks to hang in the clouds, that'll be something...

Mike.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: stevenf on October 25, 2010, 04:32:37 pm
Here are some rocks,  moon and a wave.

Horseman 617, Velvia 50

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: sanfairyanne on October 26, 2010, 04:48:58 pm
Here's one from Brinham Moor in Yorkshire. I spent a summer photographing rocks in the U.S Southwest only to find this specimen just a few miles from home.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Ifocus4u on October 28, 2010, 09:21:19 pm
There are far too many shots in this thread for me to possibly comment on but I wanted to say I really enjoy the textures you find in the rocks.  What an exciting place!  Nice shots!
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on November 11, 2010, 06:14:04 pm
Wilsons Promontory, Victoria Australia. The Tidal River is typical of many southern rivers in that it gets its tea colour from the tannin in the local trees. The first rock is called Whale Rock for some strange reason.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TNx35yWw4XI/AAAAAAAAAxU/IRoGAalDSIk/s1600/wilsons_prom_02.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TNx4A0RRXGI/AAAAAAAAAxY/OsqFPsBvfK8/s1600/wilsons_prom_01.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TNx4HJOTwQI/AAAAAAAAAxc/XBXBdJG-MIg/s1600/wilsons_prom_03.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Bruce Wilson on November 24, 2010, 01:01:40 am
Maybe not the most remarkable of rocks, but it's not everyday I get to drive under one so beautiful!

(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae16/justbphoto/Durango/_MG_1000.jpg)
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on December 09, 2010, 08:57:25 pm
Oprah is visiting Australia this week and yes she is looking at rocks! She has just visited Ularu which can look different to the tourist shots…

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TQGEg1p_txI/AAAAAAAAA1E/17XCfVOp9w8/s1600/uluru_02.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TQGEn6L2lxI/AAAAAAAAA1I/NzxFJmPOqtE/s1600/uluru_03.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TQGIbpjRjuI/AAAAAAAAA1Q/I-Z0D333lzY/s1600/uluru_04.jpg)

And yes, she has sent one of her groups off to Kangaroo Island the home of Remarkable Rocks which started this thread.

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: ronkruger on December 18, 2010, 07:18:46 pm
Wow Francois. That's the most unusual rock I've seen. Looks like a striking snake.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: ronkruger on December 18, 2010, 07:21:22 pm
Excellent photo, Gary
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: ronkruger on December 18, 2010, 07:28:45 pm
The Ozarks is a rocky place. Here's a couple of recent ones. First is of Elephant Rocks; second is of a multicolored rock along the St. Francis River.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on January 10, 2011, 12:59:54 am
Just heading off on a two week photography tour of the South Coast so I thought I should give my thread a bump before it falls too far down.

It has been a slow climb towards 50 000.

These shots are from Corroboree Rock in the East MacDonnell Ranges, Central Australia.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TSqfjNAxp6I/AAAAAAAAA2c/-BoHSYSbszQ/s1600/corroboree_02.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TSqf1bbSA8I/AAAAAAAAA2k/V3bISjv_fcA/s1600/corroboree_03.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TSqfOyT3X8I/AAAAAAAAA2Y/i_rtn4RDG3k/s1600/corroboree_01.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on January 10, 2011, 01:56:26 am
That's a great rock, Tom.  The third perspective is my favourite.

Mike.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Chairman Bill on January 10, 2011, 03:52:16 am
That's a fantastic rock - lots of climbing routes to explore
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 10, 2011, 10:23:39 am
Nice rocks, Tom.

To me they suggest fossilized dinosaurs.

Eric
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: ronkruger on January 16, 2011, 11:40:03 pm
This is a shot I got a couple of days ago at Johnson's Shut-ins. I believe in putting people in scenic shots to show scale, otherwise it's just another shot of rocks and water. If the person has the right poster, I think it also adds to the story.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: c_soars on January 19, 2011, 01:02:18 pm
Devil's Marbles @ Dusk, Northern Territory, Australia 2006.   The area was said to be formed from giant eggs laid by cosmic serpents in the Dreamtime, according to local Aboriginal History

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2620/4136428229_4c961d48c5_z.jpg?zz=1)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2688/4136428065_5056d1b649_z.jpg?zz=1)



I have some other 'fun' shots that show more of the marble-ness that I may upload later, but these three two had the best light & composition.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on January 19, 2011, 06:15:13 pm
I have an image of your second  group of rocks from the other side.

It's good to see some Australian images in my thread.

Karlu Karlu is a great spot for photography. My images from ther are in the first page of my thread.

cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: c_soars on January 19, 2011, 11:44:22 pm
I have an image of your second  group of rocks from the other side.

It's good to see some Australian images in my thread.

Karlu Karlu is a great spot for photography. My images from ther are in the first page of my thread.

cheers,

So they are, and I re-iterated the history nearly verbatim.

I managed to see a good chunk of the NT, went down the Queensland coast, across to Perth and settled there for the remainder of '07.  Never did see the Pinnacles despite a few visits up to Geraldton.  There are some great rocks up in Kakadu too!
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on January 20, 2011, 12:28:31 am
The Pinnacles appear a couple of times in the thread and are a great place for rocks and clouds.

feel free to add to the collection.

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: John Lamb on January 22, 2011, 02:49:01 pm
Two from New Zealand. The first is Elephant Rocks, North Otago. The second is from Danseys Pass in the same area.
Title: Death Valley solitaire
Post by: Rand47 on January 22, 2011, 11:48:00 pm
(http://rsadams.smugmug.com/photos/774252266_Y8JcX-D.jpg)
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: c_soars on January 23, 2011, 01:31:53 pm
Two from New Zealand. The first is Elephant Rocks, North Otago. The second is from Danseys Pass in the same area.

Love the one of Danseys Pass, very strong elements and tones!
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 23, 2011, 05:52:52 pm
Love the one of Danseys Pass, very strong elements and tones!
Agreed.

I also like the Death Valley one a lot. On my one trip there I was so overwhelmed by the fantastic colors that I'm sure I missed lots of great B&W opportunities.

Eric
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: marcmccalmont on January 24, 2011, 06:32:42 am
One from Hawaii and one from Colorado
Marc
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: John Lamb on January 26, 2011, 02:59:01 pm
One more from Elephant Rocks, North Otago and another of the upthrust schist outcrops in Danseys Pass.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on January 26, 2011, 07:23:56 pm
Something slightly different – rock shelves NSW South Coast.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TUC5srae6bI/AAAAAAAAA3I/xmeZGq4AEDY/s1600/rocks_02.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TUC5k64SgyI/AAAAAAAAA3E/is8r91quiRs/s1600/rocks_03.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TUC5axTs-jI/AAAAAAAAA3A/7yBAQFcJ8yM/s1600/rocks_04.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TUC5R3UNlbI/AAAAAAAAA28/cSmHCH45SnI/s1600/rocks_05.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: FrameMaker on January 26, 2011, 10:41:49 pm
One more from Elephant Rocks, North Otago and another of the upthrust schist outcrops in Danseys Pass.

I really like the tonal range and moodiness of #2...thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Jeremy Roussak on January 27, 2011, 03:33:53 am
Something slightly different – rock shelves NSW South Coast.
They're good: I find them vaguely reminiscent of some of Eric's road tar shots. Maybe it's the lighting.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 27, 2011, 12:18:45 pm
They're good: I find them vaguely reminiscent of some of Eric's road tar shots. Maybe it's the lighting.

Jeremy
Maybe that's why I immediately took a liking to them.
I love the dark and spooky effects.

Eric
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on January 27, 2011, 02:44:49 pm
Thanks, what I think is the is the beauty of these objects is that they are a product of digital technology. These images were taken around the middle of the day on a dull grey rock shelf. I was there, I had my camera and I couldn't see anything interesting so I experimented. One of the images I took I just shot into the reflected sun which basically breaks all the rules. The image I got looked good and was nothing like what I saw. So I continued the experiment taking around another 30 images.

What I really like about digital cameras is they allow you to experiment. If you had a 5x4 or 10x8 camera you wouldn't take 30 experimental images in the conditions that I was in. The ability to experiment and to get instant feedback is one of the true advantages of digital technology. The fact that my strongest images from a previous trip were taken in the middle of the day and on a pretty boring strip of coastline are testament to that. All too often I see technically perfect and beautifully printed large format images which are so safe and boring. Perhaps we should be handing out digital cameras to these photographers and say go out out and experiment and then when you have found interesting images then use to you large format camera to take the image.

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on February 01, 2011, 02:18:07 pm
Something a bit more conventional., Glasshouse Rock, Narooma on the NSW South Coast. Summer is upon us and Sydney is suffering under heatwave conditions. Meanwhile Queensland is just about to greet a category 5 cyclone, as if the floods weren't enough.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TUhavWvBkgI/AAAAAAAAA3c/CZFFQ3488is/s1600/narooma_01.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TUhamoewTwI/AAAAAAAAA3Y/kbIaUjQqLaA/s1600/narooma_02.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TUhafBJrcDI/AAAAAAAAA3U/MAjqpyswomI/s1600/narooma_03.jpg)

Cheers,

Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on February 01, 2011, 05:26:23 pm
I like the foreground rock in the first one, the second one doesn't do anything for me, but the third is my favourite.  The light brown rock on the left balances the background one on the right, and I really like the placement of the tide line mid-frame.  Well done!

Mike.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: franta on February 05, 2011, 05:28:16 am
Here are some rocks from Norway:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2271/2113153890_150e82ac33_z.jpg?zz=1)
This is what glacial erosion does:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3280/2580068276_b1a6835e92_z.jpg?zz=1)

And this is just for fun:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3428/3881591953_48fbc108fb_z.jpg?zz=1)
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: FrameMaker on February 05, 2011, 05:12:53 pm
This is a rock that moves around on a mudflat!  See those tracks?  That's where the rock has been before. Don't take my word: Google the phrase "racetrack playa".    P.S.  awesome thread...I feel sorry for those without some rocks in their lives.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Tony Beach on February 07, 2011, 11:51:28 pm
(http://photos.imageevent.com/tonybeach/mypicturesfolder/november/large/_DSC5069C1%20web.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/tonybeach/mypicturesfolder/november/large/_DSC5082C1%20web.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/tonybeach/mypicturesfolder/october2010/websize/_DSC3955-56%20web.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/tonybeach/mypicturesfolder/october2010/large/_DSC3922_v2.jpg)
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on February 08, 2011, 10:39:17 am
Nice ones, Tony.

My favorite is the first. The idea of hiding the GGB behind a huge rock is quite fine.

Eric
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Tony Beach on February 08, 2011, 01:00:49 pm
Nice ones, Tony.

My favorite is the first. The idea of hiding the GGB behind a huge rock is quite fine.

Eric

Thank you Eric.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on February 09, 2011, 01:31:19 am
I agree.  I like the perspective of the first one.  The last one's also very good - really big rock, though.

Mike.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on February 17, 2011, 12:57:55 am
The thread has just hit 50 000, thanks to all the people who have contributed to this thread.

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Semillon on March 08, 2011, 02:01:31 am
This series of images were taken in La Perouse, Sydney. It is located on the northern side of Botany Bay and is a popular picnic spot.
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TG4SsvvidBI/AAAAAAAAAP4/mjujJ8W1RxQ/s1600/la_perouse_02.jpg)

Since it seems we have visited the same location, here is my interpretation.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on March 08, 2011, 02:30:57 am
Welcome to Remarkable Rocks and thanks for the bump.

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on June 15, 2011, 07:41:16 pm
Just back from South Australia and one of the highlights was visiting Murphy's Haystacks at sunset. Tracy Connolly has some shots of the rocks earlier in this thread so I won't repeat the description.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kY0KearrCCw/TflAaW0bx4I/AAAAAAAAA78/5RRIe8cktkA/s1600/murpheys_haystacks_01.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SzFmKPZ689k/TflAQPAR2VI/AAAAAAAAA74/UdrpQLE6BCk/s1600/murpheys_haystacks_02.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sqLOKENipis/TflABkuS3QI/AAAAAAAAA70/D5tYU2xpwM0/s1600/murpheys_haystacks_03.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sdWrItulJQg/Tfk-fDJQAmI/AAAAAAAAA7w/sc48oq6BBCk/s1600/murpheys_haystacks_04.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-as-Z5mEfHOY/Tfk-VzrtIRI/AAAAAAAAA7s/ssaOeFz4PhY/s1600/murpheys_haystacks_05.jpg)

The only problem was driving 90km through kangaroo country at dusk to get to my accommodation.

Cheers,

Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on June 16, 2011, 01:31:33 am
Third one's my favourite.

BTW, is that like driving through wild horse country at night?  Five horses on the road, and I missed all of them.  And stayed on the road.  :)

Mike.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on June 16, 2011, 02:46:24 am
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ltwrwP2RxXY/Tfmf3SRacsI/AAAAAAAAA8A/Ols4C850pZE/s1600/kangaroos.jpg)

The signs are there for a purpose, I hit a kangaroo a few months back 5km out of Cobar in the NSW outback. I try not to drive at dusk and early evening, this is the time kangaroos come out to graze. Unfortunately the country town that I thought I could stop the night at just wasn't right and Cobar the next town was 260km away.  I nearly made it but as the taxi driver who took me out to the car the next day said, you are more likely to find them close to town. It took three and a half weeks to get the car the approximately 700km back to Sydney ad another two weeks to fix it. The taxi driver had been a roo shooter and he picked out three roos on the way to the car. He asked me what colour it was and when I said it was red he confirmed how stupid they are,. It had hopped off the road when I hit the brakes but when I took my foot off the brake he hopped back in front of the car. The tow truck driver who took me out to my car told me he had hit four roos the previous night, three in one go.

Murphey's Haystacks are very close to 2000km from Sydney, I hate to think how long it would take to get the car back from there.

So it's rare that I take sunrise/sunset shots unless they are close to my accommodation.

Wild horses aren't a problem but we do have over 1 000 000 wild camels in Australia. I have seen the rare camel roadkill and I'd hate to think what a mess they would do to a car.

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on June 22, 2011, 09:03:43 pm
It was a foggy day in Wudinna, South Australia when I visited Pygery Rocks. I don't know what the atmospheric condition is in the first image is called. Anyone have an answer?

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-naTRktbu5gU/TgKPuXVhz2I/AAAAAAAAA9E/sS3-UXCmWc8/s1600/pygery_rocks_1.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QHxcXXDn-xo/TgKPlsPOj5I/AAAAAAAAA9A/duBYpDkitek/s1600/pygery_rocks_2.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ku150P8DyoA/TgKPL_6wMCI/AAAAAAAAA88/PxbPGIY72uk/s1600/pygery_rocks_3.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on June 23, 2011, 01:41:27 am
The name for the halo effect eludes me at the moment.  I like them all, but the perspective in the last image shows the two rocks whispering to each other.  I wonder what they're saying?

Mike.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Hassyman on June 23, 2011, 11:10:33 am
I think the atmospherical effect is named rainbow?!  ;)
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on June 23, 2011, 04:31:15 pm
I googled fog and rainbow and what did I get but fog bow. More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fog_bow (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fog_bow)

I also got fogbow: http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/reports/wxfacts/Fogbow.htm (http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/reports/wxfacts/Fogbow.htm) which seems more likely.

A google images search seems to show it is more common than I thought, search results here:

http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&pq=sbs&xhr=t&q=fogbow&cp=5&client=firefox-a&hs=TuE&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=2560&bih=1117&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi (http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&pq=sbs&xhr=t&q=fogbow&cp=5&client=firefox-a&hs=TuE&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=2560&bih=1117&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on June 24, 2011, 02:04:54 am
Fogbow, that's it.  Couldn't think of it...

Mike.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on July 19, 2011, 02:56:41 am
Here is a couple from Castle Rock at Hawker, South Australia.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-As1WmSWeYVs/TiUqHyGBukI/AAAAAAAAA-k/9m5oWpRv9i4/s1600/castle_rocks_01.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0NgSTAvBxPg/TiUp88mTppI/AAAAAAAAA-g/4_jsAafoSCQ/s1600/castle_rocks_02.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on August 12, 2011, 06:36:06 pm
The poor rocks were sinking, here's some more from Bombo on the South Coast. It looks like the trees are getting more posts but Remarkable Rocks still has more views. How about some contributions.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-q50iizeaSXg/TkWoDR2cy-I/AAAAAAAABAY/LLrn9QkOvHI/s1600/bombo_02.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-M4CB4lwaNGw/TkWoPpZ2fdI/AAAAAAAABAg/Of2fTC0Tz6Q/s1600/bombo_03.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TxR4ekT4Dt8/TkWoJzcrmlI/AAAAAAAABAc/nGOdQlUFe1I/s1600/bombo_01.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on August 13, 2011, 02:08:37 am
Thanks for sharing, Tom!  Love the first one.  I'll have to see if I can dig up some rock shots...

Mike.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Cannes on August 13, 2011, 09:44:01 am
wow! very nice collection of rocks! Man, you rocks!
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: yoni on August 13, 2011, 10:59:59 am
http://www.lighttrace.com/-/lighttrace/gallery.asp?LID=&cat=164057&pID=1&row=15&photoID=11998512&searchTerm=
http://www.lighttrace.com/-/lighttrace/gallery.asp?LID=&cat=164087&pID=1&row=15&photoID=12001570&searchTerm=
http://www.lighttrace.com/-/lighttrace/gallery.asp?LID=&cat=164087&pID=1&row=15&photoID=12001599&searchTerm=
http://www.lighttrace.com/-/lighttrace/gallery.asp?LID=&cat=164597&pID=1&row=15&photoID=12053959&searchTerm=
http://www.lighttrace.com/-/lighttrace/gallery.asp?LID=&cat=15450&pID=6&row=15&photoID=12001539&searchTerm=
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on September 03, 2011, 10:46:51 pm
I returned to Wallaby Rocks, the wattles are out and the place looks great. Interestingly I ignored the yellows and went for black and white.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IbWv8Iyi-6E/TmLl4p539qI/AAAAAAAABB4/4_zMn-nrOCc/s1600/rock_01.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rD4ZYU_bIH8/TmLlulhCNYI/AAAAAAAABB0/SbXz3J5-w3o/s1600/rock_02.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_vcYk1RRMlI/TmLlkVN4MlI/AAAAAAAABBw/nt-yiuqI9ig/s1600/rock_03.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: John R on September 03, 2011, 11:49:30 pm
Tom. they are all good, but I really like the first. I think it is the roundness of the rocks combined with the vertical trees that really does it for me. Like tranquility fighting with tension. Really fine. The irregular shapes of the third set of rocks is also very good. Excellent work!

JMR
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on September 04, 2011, 01:18:45 am
What John said, me too!

Mike.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on September 04, 2011, 03:08:24 am
It's a tranquil place now but 160 years ago it would have been a whole different spot. Sofala, just down the road had 40 000 people looking for gold. I've seen people panning for gold a few metres downstream from the images. I'm surprised that there aren't people there now what with the price of gold being what it is.

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Rand47 on September 13, 2011, 09:08:13 pm
Death Valley
(http://rsadams.smugmug.com/Other/Death-Valley-2009/DSC1412/774252266_Y8JcX-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: feppe on September 14, 2011, 07:07:46 pm
Rock Formations at Tonnara. Scopello, Sicily, Italy. Mamiya C220, Fuji Provia.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on September 15, 2011, 01:29:30 am
Looks like an interesting place to be!

Mike.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: feppe on September 15, 2011, 12:11:41 pm
Looks like an interesting place to be!

It was. It's an abandoned tuna fishery. Pretty hard to find and out of the way of most Sicily itineraries, but well worth it photograhically. While there were buildings and piers, I found the rocks picured most intriguing. The seagulls seemed to be waiting for the fishing boats to return..

Just googled it and they even have a website (http://www.tonnaradiscopello.com/tuna-fishery-in-sicily.html).
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on October 30, 2011, 02:52:25 am
From the Victorian Highlands.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_P5eHDp6vPM/Tqzxf_b65YI/AAAAAAAABCw/wY-yyfwf290/s1600/rocks_vic_01.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mWJpoCAUXCs/TqzxqYFEKMI/AAAAAAAABC4/x_Rrlpx_J9Y/s1600/rocks_vic_02.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on February 20, 2012, 06:34:43 pm
It's good to see the thread has hit the 60K mark.

Picnic Rocks in Mt William National Park, Tasmania.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cO6FNikLkz0/T0LXSEivrrI/AAAAAAAABDw/WIMhCbpKJBw/s1600/picnic_rocks.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Lonnie Utah on February 20, 2012, 09:25:55 pm
(http://www.landshapephotography.com/img/s11/v27/p815705033-4.jpg)

Delicate Arch in B&W (http://www.landshapephotography.com/p816698867/h309eabc9#h309eabc9).  The Navajo sandstone glows so beautifully red, I'm sometimes torn about doing B&W conversions.

4x5 crop
Focal length:24 mm
Exposure:1/25
Exposure bias:0 EV
Aperture: f/14
ISO speed:ISO 200
2 stop soft GND

I  broke my GND shortly after this. I snapped it right in two. :(  
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on February 21, 2012, 04:14:58 am
Quote
I  broke my GND shortly after this. I snapped it right in two

Was that intentional?

Thanks for sharing your work, you two!

Mike.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Lonnie Utah on February 21, 2012, 07:41:56 am
Haha! No, it was accidental.  I was changing it (going from 2 stop to a 1 stop) and dropped it.   I caught it, but at a weird angle and put enough stress on it that it broke.  New on already on order...
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: neilsutherland on February 21, 2012, 07:53:13 am
Glad to see that this one is still running. Clearly the supply of Remarkable Rocks is holding up well and long may it do so.

Here are a few more from the North of Scotland.

Neil
 
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on February 21, 2012, 04:47:04 pm
Thought I'd put this one in here, but I guess not:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7025/6804070457_6f408c0db4_o.jpg)

Mike.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: rambler44 on February 21, 2012, 05:49:06 pm
Sorry!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6918713001/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6918713001/)

Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on February 21, 2012, 06:03:41 pm
Andy Goldsworthy does some very interesting things with rocks some examples here (http://www.google.com.au/search?pq=sulptor+andy&hl=en&gs_nf=1&cp=16&gs_id=c&xhr=t&q=andy+goldsworthy&client=firefox-a&hs=jlz&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1075&bih=1002&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=myFET4qECY-6iAfw1rXnBA).

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: MattNQ on February 21, 2012, 08:43:45 pm
This is a great thread. Some amazing rocks.

I found some fascinating rocks in NZ last year.  :)

Moeraki Boulders
(http://mattlarsen.smugmug.com/Landscapes/South-Island-Perspectives/i-fzpCXNW/0/S/P91275021-S.jpg)

(http://mattlarsen.smugmug.com/MonochromeMagic/South-Island-in-Black-and/i-rzBq4RW/0/S/P9127447mod2-S.jpg)

Lake Tekapo
(http://mattlarsen.smugmug.com/Landscapes/South-Island-Perspectives/i-rvmDkhM/0/S/P9117230mod1-S.jpg)

Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on February 22, 2012, 02:04:01 am
I've always been a big fan of Andy Goldsworthy's work... leaves, stones, feathers, you name it!  Even snow. Thanks for sharing your images, folks!

Mike.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: famalam on February 22, 2012, 04:06:53 am
Love rock shots. HEre's one of mine:

(http://john-godwin.co.uk/outdoors/l6.jpg)
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Jeremy Roussak on February 22, 2012, 03:20:34 pm
Love rock shots. HEre's one of mine:
I like it. I think a lighter touch with the toning might be beneficial, though.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on February 23, 2012, 02:46:24 am
Yeah, a little maybe.  Would have to see it.  Still, fine work.

Mike.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: aross007 on February 24, 2012, 10:48:50 pm
Zion is a rock, isn't it?
Canon 7D, [email protected] 97, iso 400, [email protected]

Alan
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: aross007 on February 24, 2012, 10:52:30 pm
Does it disqualify me if there is fauna in the picture?  Is a lizard fauna?
Canyon X
canon 7D, [email protected], iso 400, [email protected]
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: luxborealis on February 25, 2012, 08:32:18 am
Here are a few from my collection. Rocks are truly remarkable subjects - great studies in shape, design and texture. And - they don't move (well, generally not, anyway :))

You can view more at QuietLight.ca (http://www.quietlight.ca/gallery/platformphotos.html)
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on February 25, 2012, 05:56:20 pm
Love the shapes.  Thanks for sharing!

Mike.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: famalam on February 27, 2012, 03:04:18 pm
I like it. I think a lighter touch with the toning might be beneficial, though.

Jeremy

Thanks dude, I agree, sold too many prints to change it now though :)

Wish I'd have laid off a bit when I first processed, I could've sold more.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: ivan muller on February 28, 2012, 03:21:27 am
Here's a couple more from earlier this month at a lovely beach called Thompson's bay on the Natal north coast....http://thelazytravelphotographer.blogspot.com/2012/02/thompsons-bay.html


(http://i43.tinypic.com/x44shw.jpg)
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: ivan muller on February 28, 2012, 03:22:38 am
Terry these are superb! thanks for showing....
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: WebLynx on March 08, 2012, 03:56:15 am
Both these shots were taken in  Arches National Park, UT.

That colour photo is quite something - well done.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: sdwilsonsct on March 09, 2012, 02:33:00 pm
Nice rocks here, but I took this one because of the lichen.
Scott
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Rand47 on March 18, 2012, 10:59:13 am
"Tears of the Oracle"
Organpipe Natl. Monument, AZ

(http://rsadams.smugmug.com/Other/AZ-Flower-Trip/mdesert-4/812806028_arHe6-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on June 29, 2012, 08:40:13 pm
Time for a bump, shots from Glasshouse Rocks, Narooma.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fFd2o_5r3Vk/T-5JIhXLMnI/AAAAAAAABE0/p30wvTlRStg/s1600/rocks1.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PFDazPXot0A/T-5Ju1LbiNI/AAAAAAAABE8/6qpH_a4SlgU/s1600/rocks2.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HDov3zvRs0E/T-5J4uftFBI/AAAAAAAABFE/cBvVSwQWeLU/s1600/rocks3.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: jmd56 on June 29, 2012, 11:35:21 pm
Great Rock!
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on June 30, 2012, 03:53:31 pm
Indeed!  Especially the top image.

Mike.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Hulyss on June 30, 2012, 07:15:40 pm
Some rocks on my coast :)
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Tony Jay on June 30, 2012, 07:48:05 pm
Both of these are fine images however aesthetically the first one works much better for me although I am sure opinions on this will vary.

Regards

Tony Jay
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Mjollnir on July 01, 2012, 12:07:40 pm
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6176/6164446206_9c423f2575_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6164446206/)
Bridalveil & Cathedral Rocks, B&W (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6164446206/) by tanngrisnir3 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: francois on July 01, 2012, 12:35:05 pm
Stunning…
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Tony Jay on July 01, 2012, 08:14:47 pm
I'm with Francois.

Regards

Tony Jay
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on July 05, 2012, 03:40:59 am
I'll go with that... stunning.

Mike.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Hulyss on July 07, 2012, 07:18:09 am
Wonderfull shoot Mjollnir :)

At the end of the day :

Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on July 18, 2012, 05:59:48 pm
It appears that Love those trees is just about to catch up to Remarkable Rocks in visits. Murphys Haystacks.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3CB8vRbWHHs/UAcw82qE9yI/AAAAAAAABGQ/V5__RUzP-XI/s1600/murphys_haystacks.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on July 20, 2012, 01:03:53 am
Can't have that!  Nice rock, BTW!!

Mike.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: omar.lodhi on July 21, 2012, 03:49:51 am
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6176/6164446206_9c423f2575_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6164446206/)
Bridalveil & Cathedral Rocks, B&W (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6164446206/) by tanngrisnir3 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

I would love to see this image in a bit of high contrast....just my personal taste.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: jule on July 22, 2012, 06:13:23 am
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6176/6164446206_9c423f2575_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6164446206/)
Bridalveil & Cathedral Rocks, B&W (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6164446206/) by tanngrisnir3 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
ooooooh... I love these rocks... Wish I was there to clamber around and explore them!

Julie
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on August 17, 2012, 09:31:49 pm
Just back from Central Australia… here's one from Karlu Karlu.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-t5Em7idL5r8/UC7vk0Ze4SI/AAAAAAAABGc/lrAj_CYm0Ew/s1600/karlu_karlu.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on August 18, 2012, 02:21:50 am
That's a mighty big set of balls you've got there, Tom!
(well, someone had to say it)

Mike.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Chairman Bill on August 20, 2012, 05:21:08 pm
A couple of locals, from the beach at Kilve. The most remarkable rocks are the ammonite fossils that litter the place, but the strata & the way in which the beach erodes, creates fascinating patterns & shapes.

Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on September 17, 2012, 02:48:55 am
That's a mighty big set of balls you've got there, Tom!
(well, someone had to say it)

Mike.

Maybe that's why they are also called the Devils Marbles. Time for a bump, Serpentine Gorge…

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3KmfDxya1Mc/UFQksSM-N5I/AAAAAAAABG8/t7QrOCwlCoA/s1600/serpentine_gorge_02.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-nMtAfa7uX5s/UFQkWWeUr_I/AAAAAAAABGs/lAD_JDi-1qQ/s1600/serpentine_gorge_2.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: sdwilsonsct on September 17, 2012, 09:48:55 am
A couple of recent shots.
Any suggestions for processing on "three"?
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on September 17, 2012, 05:14:14 pm
A couple of locals, from the beach at Kilve. The most remarkable rocks are the ammonite fossils that litter the place, but the strata & the way in which the beach erodes, creates fascinating patterns & shapes.

The second one especially looks like it has wonderful potential for abstract, close-up work.

Mike.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on September 17, 2012, 05:37:55 pm
A couple of recent shots.
Any suggestions for processing on "three"?

B&W maybe?
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: sdwilsonsct on September 18, 2012, 06:54:35 am
I like it, Mike, and will look into this.
I went back to get more angles under different light, and will post anything worthwhile.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: PDobson on September 21, 2012, 03:17:30 pm
Here's one from the Valley. Evening on the way back from Half Dome. I had the camera stabilized in the bridge railing. Had to wait for people to stop walking across and shaking the bridge.

Phillip
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on October 17, 2012, 03:32:55 am
Time for a bump… Camel Rocks, southern NSW coastline.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CO52fil9saQ/UH5ebp-g_GI/AAAAAAAABIM/mw3n8wCXPCE/s1600/camel_rocks.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on October 18, 2012, 01:55:23 am
Nicely done! Particularly like the lion on the right.

Mike.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: endacavanagh on October 23, 2012, 09:38:03 am
That's amazing! It looks like an angry python.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on November 01, 2012, 02:43:32 am
One from Mystery Bay…

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-y5G9BoXniIs/UJIWrTXOFHI/AAAAAAAABIc/KDOUBtb6WxE/s1600/rock.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: bdosserman on November 02, 2012, 12:34:53 am
Here's one from Bathsheba, Barbados.

Brian
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: RawheaD on November 02, 2012, 03:23:23 am
Cliché, but what ya gonna do? ;D

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8039/7978773844_d348c14001_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawhead/7978773844/)
Delicate Arch (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawhead/7978773844/) by Dr. RawheaD (http://www.flickr.com/people/rawhead/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Chairman Bill on November 02, 2012, 06:51:36 pm
A triangulation point, used by the Ordnance Survey for mapping. They stopped using them several years ago (using GPS mapping now), and many were removed, but a campaign to keep some as a reminder of times past, means that there's still a few dotted around the landscape. This is one of the remaining 'trig points', and they seem to draw walkers (seeking the high points), such that any visiting space alien might conclude that they held some religious significance for people.

Not exactly a rock, but a stony concretion nonetheless, so a bit of poetic licence with this one.

Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Jaffy on November 03, 2012, 12:13:44 pm
Nice one Bill,
I’ve always liked trig points as they guarantee a good view.
I did Ten Tors as a kid and have a huge respect for the quality of the OS maps that trig points allowed. With a map and compass on Dartmoor it’s nice not having to worry about fog.

You might know anyway but there is a good website about trig points,
http://www.trigpointinguk.com/

Nicholas Crane in his series “The map Man” did a good article as well,
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/731568/Britain-Master-of-all-he-surveys.html
Quote;
“The pillar on top of Cadair Idris in Wales took 12 days to construct, and required a team of packhorses rented from a Dolgelly coal merchant to carry the 42 cwt of chippings, sand and cement to the 3,000ft summit of the mountain. In his report, the builder complained of "terrible" mists and heavy rain. “

Puts carrying a DSLR and tripod in perspective. ;-)
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on January 20, 2013, 02:04:12 pm
Definitely in need of a bump but getting closer to 80 000. Another from Bombo Headland.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nei3RH4WKsY/UPw_VwvbtII/AAAAAAAABLQ/_S-FL_dgPwg/s1600/Bombo.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Chairman Bill on January 20, 2013, 02:14:12 pm
A couple from the beach at Kilve, just down the road from me ...

Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: muntanela on January 20, 2013, 03:30:07 pm
Three rocky landscapes of Valtelline Valley: 1) Pizzo del Teo; 2) Cime di lago Spalmo and Corno di Dosdè (this one far on the left) (panorama); 3) Corni Bruciati.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on January 20, 2013, 03:33:44 pm
And we have broken the 80 000 mark. Now to regain the lead over those tree people.

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on January 21, 2013, 02:34:07 am
Definitely in need of a bump but getting closer to 80 000. Another from Bombo Headland.

Really like this, Tom - shows the power of water to move stone in a very direct way!

Mike.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on February 05, 2013, 09:44:22 pm
Bombo is great and Remarkable Rocks are too.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-i_xeTRLCGE8/URHDOH94yiI/AAAAAAAABM0/OeVPyXtrOgg/s1600/remarkable.jpg)

Happy bump day.

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on February 05, 2013, 11:34:11 pm
Very fine bumping, everybody!
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Patricia Sheley on February 06, 2013, 12:37:00 am
A couple from the beach at Kilve, just down the road from me ...


Just down the road!? Why aren't we seeing more of your exploring here...I hear Wynn Bullock calling to you, "Mysteries all around, even in the most familiar things, waiting only to be perceived"

Both of your posts invite me to find this place, to want to know this place... (It would take more than Neptune's call to drag me away,) From the "visual notes" you have made you could fill long passages of time in this place. What a landscape!, with what looks to be an amazing geological story to tell. Selfishly as the viewer I want to see you drown out my thinking, my looking, with your seeing. I wish for you the gift of long time in this wonderful location by dark and all manner of wonderful light.
p.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: arlon on February 06, 2013, 09:09:33 am
Rock pile in the Davis Mountains of West Texas from a distance. Click image for a larger version..

(http://www.pbase.com/arlon/image/136658896/medium.jpg) (http://www.pbase.com/arlon/image/136658896/large.jpg)



And an old news paper at Three Rivers Petroglyph site in New Mexico..  Still a rock I think.

(http://www.pbase.com/arlon/image/143485612/medium.jpg) (http://www.pbase.com/arlon/image/143485612/large.jpg)





And some fossils up close. I guess these would still be considered a "rock" even if it isn't a landscape. (-:}

(http://www.pbase.com/arlon/image/145619866/medium.jpg) (http://www.pbase.com/arlon/image/145619866/large.jpg)

Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: arlon on February 06, 2013, 09:20:47 am
How about a rockin panorama? Eagleford Formation near Langtry Texas.

(http://www.pbase.com/arlon/image/147671240/large.jpg)


If you want to see a larger version and more detail sized 5120x1600 for background on my dual monitors check here. (http://www.pbase.com/arlon/image/147671240/original)
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on February 22, 2013, 12:04:18 am
Rocks near Cootamundra, unfortunately on private property.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vHYLcafva7A/USb6_sFblOI/AAAAAAAABOc/ueRv_1bQCEM/s1600/rocks.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: wolfnowl on February 22, 2013, 01:16:51 am
Some great rocks here folks... thanks for sharing!!

Mike.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: ACH DIGITAL on February 22, 2013, 06:31:18 pm
Elephant Rock. the Amazons. ACH

(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10120389/ACH_007.jpg)
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Chairman Bill on February 22, 2013, 06:42:19 pm
OK, I know, there's a blurry waterfall, but the rocks! Wonderful colours as various minerals leach through the limestone. Thornton Force, Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: dmerger on February 22, 2013, 06:45:46 pm
Agreed on all counts.  (Especially since I'm apparently one of the few who generally doesn't like blurry waterfalls.)  :)
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: muntanela on February 24, 2013, 03:35:31 am
An island of limestone in a see of gneiss (Pedruna Valley, West Grosina Valley, Valtelline valley)
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Alun on February 24, 2013, 04:59:00 am
A great idea for a thread!

My first one is of the probably one of the most beautiful pieces of rock that I've seen and had the pleasure of climbing on. It is called the Rainbow Slab and is in the Dinorwic slate quarries overlooking Llanberis in North Wales. Its a popular (hard!) climbing area and I included some climbers for scale

And the second one is the Callanish Standing Stones on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: graeme on February 24, 2013, 06:33:35 pm
Bridestones, Todmorden, Lancashire, UK. Taken a few days ago.

Graeme

Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on March 27, 2013, 01:54:24 am
Snail Rock, Karlu Karlu, Northern Territory.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-oQBlEFhkhaE/UVKIjnUW_MI/AAAAAAAABPM/Us4s8ikLZUI/s1600/snail_rock.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: andaremos on March 29, 2013, 10:57:29 am
North end of Isla Coronado
The island is part of the Loreto Bay National Marine Park off the coast of Loreto in Baja California Sur, Mexico.
It is easily reached by boat in 30 minutes from the marina in Loreto.
The island has one of the region's most beautiful, pristine beaches.


(http://www.andaremos.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/isla-coronado-rock.jpg)
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: NikoJorj on March 29, 2013, 05:33:30 pm
A tryptich from Peguera, Majorca, last fall.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 29, 2013, 07:45:38 pm
Nicely timed, Niko.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: muntanela on March 30, 2013, 09:59:48 pm
A detail of the Acqua Fraggia Waterfalls, Valchiavenna, Italy.

Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Chris Calohan on March 31, 2013, 11:43:30 am
A great idea for a thread!

My first one is of the probably one of the most beautiful pieces of rock that I've seen and had the pleasure of climbing on. It is called the Rainbow Slab and is in the Dinorwic slate quarries overlooking Llanberis in North Wales. Its a popular (hard!) climbing area and I included some climbers for scale

And the second one is the Callanish Standing Stones on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Love the second one. On my bucket list of places to visit.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: markadams99 on April 05, 2013, 08:52:13 pm
Volcanic plug in NW Iceland:

(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1594818/pix/volcanic%20plug.jpg)
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: mvsoske on April 06, 2013, 09:12:01 am
A rock with a purpose. . .Khumbu (Everest) Region, Nepal.

Mark
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: samnile on April 08, 2013, 03:12:19 pm
what a handsome pictures man :)

Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: muntanela on April 09, 2013, 01:04:53 pm
Sassa Nera (Black Rock) and Sassalbo/Sassa Bianca (White Rock), West Grosina Valley, Valtelline Valley.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: mvsoske on April 09, 2013, 01:42:04 pm
what a handsome pictures man :)



Thanks!
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on May 09, 2013, 10:53:51 pm
Great to see the thread has reached 90 000, some images from Ormiston Gorge.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Vo9sTI_muws/UYxe382LxFI/AAAAAAAABP4/G3JsELLSnZk/s1600/rocks.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tmF8MFowq0Y/UYxfyYRE_DI/AAAAAAAABQE/llLlBCnHpfQ/s1600/rocks2.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: arlon on May 30, 2013, 09:58:26 pm
The Needle shot last weekend in the Davis Mountains of West Texas. It's 160ft tall.

(http://www.pbase.com/arlon/image/150496094/large.jpg)
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 31, 2013, 04:09:17 am
Is that a holy rock? I'm just wondering about the halo  ;)
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Roman Racela on May 31, 2013, 02:24:30 pm
+1

Is that a holy rock? I'm just wondering about the halo  ;)
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Roman Racela on May 31, 2013, 02:25:29 pm
Here's my remarkable rock from Utah.

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h88/romanwarrior/_MGL4449_pano_zps3a7924bb.jpg) (http://s62.photobucket.com/user/romanwarrior/media/_MGL4449_pano_zps3a7924bb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: superduckz on May 31, 2013, 04:56:01 pm
A local rock on a driftwood beach near Fernandina Florida.
(http://steveducharme.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v80/p1511194264-4.jpg) (http://steveducharme.zenfolio.com/p313224338/e5a12fe98)
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: graeme on June 07, 2013, 07:16:38 am
Bridestone, Todmorden, UK.

Graeme
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on June 29, 2013, 07:00:00 pm
Getting close to 100 000 views… Kalbarri, Western Australia.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2-dQfhkDh_w/Uc9l5wCL6qI/AAAAAAAABQs/CWUPSrna1n0/s900/rocks4.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: muntanela on July 01, 2013, 11:38:53 am
"Bait del Pastor" ("Herder's hut") near Aqui Spersi, East Grosina Valley, Valtelline Valley (Blending of two shots).
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: stevenf on July 17, 2013, 06:20:46 pm
Interesting Rocks from Australia.

Horseman 617 Velvia 50 Film

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on July 21, 2013, 05:44:22 am
Interesting Rocks from Australia.

Horseman 617 Velvia 50 Film

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)

I've been watching too many videos online lately and I had to restart my computer. Bridge opens up automatically on restart and it happened to open up on my last trip to Tasmania.

Looking through the images I found shots of the exact same rocks you posted. My shots were take around midday on an overcast day, so they weren't much to mention. Sometimes it is a small world.

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: powerslave12r on July 22, 2013, 03:58:59 pm
Hello Landscapers,

First photo contribution to this wonderful forum. You may recognize this 'rock.'

Straight out of the camera, shot with my Rebel XTi/400D and the 10-22 hand-held.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5313/5907033229_8da221641c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/garagenoise/5907033229/)
Grand Canyon Sunset SOOC (http://www.flickr.com/photos/garagenoise/5907033229/) by power slave (http://www.flickr.com/people/garagenoise/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: stevenf on July 22, 2013, 05:02:30 pm
Tom

Here is another one from the same area in Tasmania. Unbelievable light - captured using a Horseman 617 camera and Velvia 50 film. This is a two minute exposure.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Borealis on July 25, 2013, 01:08:05 pm
here is my rocky pic...
I enjoyed this topic
william
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: stevenf on July 25, 2013, 01:33:51 pm
Another one of mine from Tasmania - a long exposure over two minutes using a Horseman 617 and Velvia 50 film

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)

Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 25, 2013, 03:07:22 pm
Lots of nice new treasures in this thread!
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: muntanela on July 27, 2013, 11:05:45 am
Sperella Valley, West Grosina Valley, gneiss rock polished by the (ancient) glacier. But what was I doing there alone?
Title: Ball's Pyramid
Post by: tom b on July 09, 2015, 03:12:43 pm
I'm getting used to my changed email address but I wanted to update this thread as I think it is an interesting part of the Luminous Landscape.

Bell's Pyramid is 20km over open seas from Lord Howe Island which is but a dot in the Pacific Ocean. Not the best image but I think the thread needs a second go.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6CnPx1DEds4/VZ7FPyBM2eI/AAAAAAAAABQ/GH4kqPjf9WE/s1600/bells_pyramid.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: MattBurt on July 13, 2015, 04:58:30 pm
Ooh, so many great rocks!

Here's a few of my favorite rocks from a wonderful local recreation area, Hartman Rocks. I mountain bike there a couple times a week in the summer and ski there in the winter. So many interesting rocks to enjoy!

This rock has some rude names, but in the tourism brochures it's called Pinnacle Rock.  ::)
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7310/10355435686_1df2256521_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/gM5jfA)IMGP7981-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/gM5jfA) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7692/16828081867_df6d78e284_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rD3jsx)IMGP7165-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/rD3jsx) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5321/18063176832_3f09877b6b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/twbvaj)IMGP4504-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/twbvaj) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: pegelli on July 13, 2015, 06:08:35 pm
The cave at Reynisdrangar in Iceland

Looks small when looking in:
(http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201308/i-j4wq8mw/0/O/PEG_NEX5_1_06288_20130802-L.jpg) (http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201308/i-j4wq8mw/A)

But standing against the back wall looking out you can appreciate the full size:
(http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201308/i-dbCr9mc/0/O/PEG_NEX5_1_06291_20130802-L.jpg) (http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201308/i-dbCr9mc/A)

Both NEX5 + E10-18/4
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on July 14, 2015, 09:46:37 pm
Wilson Prometry.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-M6dMfaHejDg/VaWyn3W6xzI/AAAAAAAAABk/8lBBR1vNfXc/s1600/rocks1.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eER7qJjge0M/VaWyxnVOB5I/AAAAAAAAABs/gOlB4TcJpcA/s1600/rocks2.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FmoHOQfl7NM/VaWy3bSF9eI/AAAAAAAAAB0/Px-tEzoa6cQ/s1600/rocks3.jpg)

I hope you keep posting to this thread.

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: chuckn on July 16, 2015, 01:27:09 pm
White Rock, Antelope Island/Great Salt Lake.

Chuck.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: NancyP on July 16, 2015, 05:34:09 pm
That's very cool, pegelli. That looks like basalt or some such igneous rock, with the fracturing into relatively uniform units due to rate of cooling. The Giant's Causeway in Ireland nearby has the best known example of this phenomenon. Local to me in Missouri is another small example, Hughes Mountain - lots of reddish basalt "bricks" of varying size. Cool rocks, indeed!
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: pegelli on July 17, 2015, 03:54:03 am
Thanks for the comments, there's indeed fantastic amounts of beautiful basalt rocks in Iceland.

Here's another one, a bit to the side of the cave entrance, it's nicknamed "the organ rock"

(http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201308/i-TMk74zH/0/O/PEG_NEX5_1_06293_20130802-L.jpg) (http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201308/i-TMk74zH/A)
NEX5 + E10-18/4
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: pcgpcg on July 22, 2015, 11:47:43 pm
Not a remarkable photo, but certainly a remarkable rock.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: pegelli on July 23, 2015, 04:48:22 am
A box with rocks at an art supply store, waiting to be turned into something "different" by a sculptor

(https://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201503/i-QSW42WN/0/O/PEG_NEX6_2_00492_20150322-L.jpg) (https://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201503/i-QSW42WN/A)
NEX6 + MD Rokkor-X 45/2 @ f2
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Ronny Nilsen on July 23, 2015, 06:24:34 am
Here is one from Valley of Fire, Nevada.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: sierraman on July 27, 2015, 12:13:17 am
The view from Toroweap.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: powerslave12r on August 14, 2015, 02:50:32 pm
Devil's Garden, Grand Staircase-Escalante Sunset (https://flic.kr/p/x6AJaF) by Manas Karekar (https://www.flickr.com/photos/garagenoise/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3691/20410417945_29df4858af_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/x6AJaF)

Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: graeme on August 14, 2015, 05:43:50 pm
First bit of tripod photography I've done for ages. Light wasn't great.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: db3324 on August 31, 2015, 01:15:53 am
Love all the rock shots, never seen a basalt column first hand, would love to correct that sometime.
I have been lucky enough to visit Remarkable Rocks, amazing place (and island.)

Here's a few random ones from local sandstone shores

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5749/20544893178_03b72cb650_b.jpg)
Panther Rock

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/618/20544000669_189b16077a_b.jpg)
An unnamed overhang on a local cliff

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5774/20722996422_f3752cf4c4_b.jpg)
Another unnamed (but deserving of one I think) local rock.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on August 31, 2015, 01:26:14 am
Love your first image, it reminds me so much of the Royal National Park which I roamed for years.

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: db3324 on August 31, 2015, 01:53:36 am
Thanks Tom, that one is from Botany National Park, so just up the road from the Royal. Was there (Royal) last weekend, great place.
I love the way the sandstone here weathers above the waterline, all the little honeycombs and promontories, and colours from white through to almost black.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: graeme on September 18, 2015, 05:45:04 pm
More Bridestones.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: MattNQ on September 30, 2015, 10:26:40 am
we came across an interesting erosion pattern in the rocks while camping.


(https://mattlarsen.smugmug.com/Travel-/Kirrama-Range-and-Blencoe/i-mNXKHqp/0/L/D3N_2969-L.jpg)

edited:
This shot shows the pattern better I think

(https://mattlarsen.smugmug.com/Travel-/Kirrama-Range-and-Blencoe/i-26wPrPb/1/L/D3N_2977_edi2t-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: sniper on October 01, 2015, 07:06:56 am
Rocks and clouds, that would be cool.
Here are some rocks I've been wondering what to do with. I think they will end up as B&W prints.
1 [attachment=12304:image1.jpg] 2 [attachment=12305:image2.jpg]
3 [attachment=12306:image3.jpg] 4 [attachment=12307:image4.jpg]
5 [attachment=12308:image5.jpg] 6 [attachment=12309:image6.jpg]
7 [attachment=12310:image7.jpg] 8 [attachment=12311:image8.jpg]
9 [attachment=12312:image9.jpg] 10 [attachment=12313:image10.jpg]
11 [attachment=12314:image11.jpg]
1 Brecon Beacons
2-7 Avebury
8 Kilmartin
9-11 Callanish, Isle of Lewis
Cheers, David

I recognise Pen-y-fan and Corn du in the background of number 1.
Great shots.
Regards Wayne
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: arlon on December 03, 2015, 07:49:24 pm
I few images from Bisti Badlands in NW New Mexico.

(http://www.pbase.com/arlon/image/161078275/large.jpg)


(http://www.pbase.com/arlon/image/161078276/large.jpg)


(http://www.pbase.com/arlon/image/161155506/large.jpg)
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Patricia Sheley on December 03, 2015, 10:22:32 pm
Lovely, all...
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: MattBurt on December 04, 2015, 01:16:07 am
I few images from Bisti Badlands in NW New Mexico.

Wonderful images!
I think I need to find this place!
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tom b on May 09, 2016, 07:24:45 pm
Hey, today is very possibly the best day in a long time. I started this thread to get LuLa photograhers to post their photography.

Today I might get to be able to afford a balloon ride over Cappadocia.

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=balloons+cappadocia&safe=active&biw=1025&bih=445&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi4-NLpj87MAhULGpQKHavCBtIQ_AUIBigB (https://www.google.com.au/search?q=balloons+cappadocia&safe=active&biw=1025&bih=445&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi4-NLpj87MAhULGpQKHavCBtIQ_AUIBigB)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Chairman Bill on September 22, 2016, 02:15:48 pm
Today at Kilve beach, Somerset coast
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: degrub on September 22, 2016, 04:36:07 pm
Nice !
Is that an Ammonite fossil in the foreground ?
Frank
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Chairman Bill on September 22, 2016, 04:41:06 pm
Yep. The beach is littered with them
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 05, 2017, 09:14:32 am
Time to revive this thread.
Here are four from Blue Rocks, near Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

-Eric
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: francois on October 05, 2017, 12:43:53 pm
Excellent set with great patterns and textures.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 05, 2017, 03:19:28 pm
Thank you, Francois.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: HSakols on October 05, 2017, 10:00:26 pm
Eratic in Yosemite. Eric I like your collection.  I would be in heaven .

Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 06, 2017, 12:41:05 am
Thanks, Hugh.

That erratic  looks is if you could just pick it up and take it home.  ;)

Yosemite does have fantastic rocks.

Eric
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Leszek Piotrowski on October 07, 2017, 08:38:56 pm
This "Sea Horse?" caught my eye,.... Bouddi National Park, NSW, Australia 2012. 
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: francois on October 08, 2017, 07:16:01 am
This "Sea Horse?" caught my eye,.... Bouddi National Park, NSW, Australia 2012.

Very interesting rock and an excellent source for interpretation!
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: LesPalenik on October 09, 2017, 08:48:04 am
Rock in a shape of a frog - Georgian Bay on Bruce Peninsula

 
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 09, 2017, 08:59:28 am
Nice froggie with heavy eyebrows.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: LesPalenik on October 09, 2017, 09:16:08 pm
Thank you, Eric!
Here is another shot from the same trail, this time looking up, with a view of the Lion's Head rock.

 
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: francois on October 10, 2017, 03:16:53 am
Nice froggie with heavy eyebrows.

Yes, the frog was an obvious image, especially with the thumbnail.
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tsjanik on November 20, 2017, 08:48:40 am
Great thread, which somehow I hadn't seen before.  Adirondacks.  Tree captures rock; I dare say this tree is unlikely to be blown over by high winds.

Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 20, 2017, 01:46:11 pm
Great thread, which somehow I hadn't seen before.  Adirondacks.  Tree captures rock; I dare say this tree is unlikely to be blown over by high winds.
Very well-grounded. Good shot!
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Miles on November 29, 2017, 08:25:09 am
Here's one from a trip to Mexico.
Miles
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: Neil Williams on January 07, 2018, 08:15:00 am
You can all make your own minds what this is like.........ive already made mine up :) :)

Neil
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/zbidsa6wtokg23w/_NUK6190.jpg?raw=1)
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: tsjanik on January 12, 2018, 07:43:27 am
It's nice to have them properly labeled.

Tom

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4657/39617440972_f1f69fb45b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23mRJX7)_IMG6500 copy (https://flic.kr/p/23mRJX7) by tsjanik47 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Remarkable Rocks
Post by: MattBurt on January 12, 2018, 01:59:13 pm
You can all make your own minds what this is like.........ive already made mine up :) :)

Neil

Lol, that reminded me of this rock. The Chamber of Commerce call it Pinnacle Rock but the locals have other names for it.  :o
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5639/23193705294_8fcc432c26_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BkxNwA)IMGP5285-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/BkxNwA) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr