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pcgpcg

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The world is flat, and this is the edge.
« on: March 05, 2016, 09:15:35 pm »

Generally I strive to create landscape photographs that rely on the treatment of a subject to be successful, even if the subject itself is boring. This photograph is not compelling to me from an artistic standpoint, but like the weasel riding on the flying woodpecker, it is compelling because the subject itself is compelling. Hence I present it here for weekend entertainment. :)

Much of central Oregon is covered in ancient lava beds and lava tubes are plentiful in some areas. A lava tube is formed when hot lava flows out of a surrounding mass that has cooled. When the flow stops a tube remains – otherwise known as a lava cave. In this instance the roof of a lava tube has collapsed, leaving a hole in the ground about 100 feet across. I positioned myself on one side of the hole and shot across the abyss. I try not to do any gardening so I had to clone out a few stray blades of grass in the foreground and deepen some shadows to hide some boulders in the interior of the cave.  After all, when you are looking at the edge of the world, there is nothing underneath, right?
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Re: The world is flat, and this is the edge.
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2016, 12:22:24 am »

It may not be "artistic," but it is very compelling.

I've seen lava tubes in Iceland, but never one that conveyed the "edge of the world" effect so well.
Nice shot!
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Re: The world is flat, and this is the edge.
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2016, 12:45:22 am »

Nice!
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Re: The world is flat, and this is the edge.
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2016, 05:30:18 am »

The title fits very well  ;) ;)

Well done.

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Re: The world is flat, and this is the edge.
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2016, 05:38:48 am »

This would be fun to look at even without knowing the story! Well shot!


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Re: The world is flat, and this is the edge.
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2016, 07:11:20 am »

Great! I like it very much

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Re: The world is flat, and this is the edge.
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2016, 03:07:54 am »

Intriguing photo with an excellent title…
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Re: The world is flat, and this is the edge.
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2016, 03:48:13 am »

After all, when you are looking at the edge of the world, there is nothing underneath, right?

Wrong: there are four elephants and a turtle.

Fine shot!

Jeremy
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Re: The world is flat, and this is the edge.
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2016, 04:10:01 am »

Nice and mysterious.

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Re: The world is flat, and this is the edge.
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2016, 02:24:24 pm »

Love it!
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Re: The world is flat, and this is the edge.
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2016, 02:34:56 pm »

Thanks for posting it, it's worth looking at.  Please show more angles if you have them.
I have found that dark lava flows to be one of the most difficult land form subjects, due to it's tendency to suck up all available light.
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Re: The world is flat, and this is the edge.
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2016, 05:19:29 pm »

That's a very intriguing image, Paul. Do you mind if I ask what area that was in? I just might have to make a run over the mountains to check out its neighborhood.
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Re: The world is flat, and this is the edge.
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2016, 06:44:36 pm »

Do you mind if I ask what area that was in?
This is a dozen miles or so SE of Bend. There are many lava tubes on BLM land here. I'll send you a msg with specific directions.
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Re: The world is flat, and this is the edge.
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2016, 07:26:41 pm »

Thanks for posting it, it's worth looking at.  Please show more angles if you have them.
I have found that dark lava flows to be one of the most difficult land form subjects, due to it's tendency to suck up all available light.
I don't have any other photos with different perspectives, but if you Google "Oregon lava tubes" you can see some different examples. The lava flows present in the PNW vary in color from black to red and lighter tones, and in texture from rough and jagged to smooth and lumpy. 
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Re: The world is flat, and this is the edge.
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2016, 01:22:48 pm »

Great!
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Re: The world is flat, and this is the edge.
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2016, 05:23:35 pm »

This is amazing. It is very artistic to me. The vision is there and I really love the processing. Thanks for sharing!
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