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I know this isn't the clearest picture in the world, but it's a case of content first. By the time we got to this place, the light was almost gone and we were at the bottom of a pretty deep canyon.

Water erosion has caused this cliff face to become riddled with holes, creating lacy patterns in the rock.

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

See a larger view of the cliff HERE ... Bill was taking pictures of the whole thing (of course) and caught me getting my close-in shots.
April 12, 2013
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Apr 12, 2013 10:46:49 am
Excellent well detailed photo!!!

by starfire777 Homepage »

Apr 12, 2013 11:02:40 am
Truly astonishing.
Your photo doesn't make me crave a Crunchie bar as much as Bill's.

by durleybeachbum Homepage »

Apr 12, 2013 11:28:24 am
Oh wow! That stunning tannie! Well captured!

by RayDekker Homepage »

Apr 12, 2013 11:47:36 am
Superb capture Tara.
God bless.

by kgb224 Homepage »

Apr 12, 2013 12:05:48 pm
Extrordinary nature's work and of course your eye has seen that! Bravo Tara

by PHELINAS Homepage »

Apr 12, 2013 12:06:43 pm
Very good shot of this incredible erosion.It amazes me to see what time and water can do.

by Jay-el-Jay Homepage »

Apr 12, 2013 12:38:32 pm
Nature is amazing!!

by jendellas Homepage »

Apr 12, 2013 1:22:30 pm
A truly wonderful pic Tara.

by jayfar Homepage »

Apr 12, 2013 1:33:33 pm
looks almost likae a macro of pumice stone
nice B&W shot

by prutzworks Online Now!   Homepage »

Apr 12, 2013 2:32:48 pm
When I first saw this, my guess was the vertibre of a fosil.

by pimanjc Homepage »

Apr 12, 2013 4:04:09 pm
Very cool. Think of all the critters hiding in there.

by wolfenshire Homepage »

Apr 12, 2013 4:46:47 pm
Very interesting. Nice exposure too.

by FredNunes Homepage »

Apr 12, 2013 7:05:13 pm
It looks like you've discovered a hive. It does look like a macro of something small until you see Bill's image and realize how truly large this is. Good choice of black and white makes it more dramatic.

by wysiwig Homepage »

Apr 12, 2013 9:03:04 pm
Wonderful closeup of this rock face

by Faemike55 Online Now!   Homepage »

Apr 12, 2013 9:06:15 pm
Fascinating structure. Your view & Bill's complement each other very well - his captures the scale & color while yours captures the essence of the structure...

by photosynthesis Homepage »

Apr 12, 2013 9:50:51 pm
this is super

by jocko500 Online Now!   Homepage »

Apr 13, 2013 2:00:07 am
cool !

by Juliette.Gribnau Homepage »

Apr 13, 2013 3:46:22 am
I have just commented on Bills upload too. This is so mindblowing Hun! I will spend day there just exploring every nook and cranny.
Awesome closer look at these eroded rocks!

by Meisiekind Homepage »

Apr 13, 2013 5:43:01 am
Great shot, B/W was a great choice

by micturn Homepage »

Apr 13, 2013 9:01:30 am
Most excellent composition

by moochagoo Homepage »

Apr 13, 2013 10:28:43 am
Amazing that water can make such holes :-)

by helanker Online Now!   Homepage »

Apr 13, 2013 2:07:59 pm
Cool looking pic

by Blush Homepage »

Apr 13, 2013 8:06:30 pm
I LOVE this texture! What a wonderfully satisfying shot!

by MrsRatbag Homepage »

Apr 15, 2013 7:02:24 am
A very intimate was fun getting so close to these ancients wasn't it!

by bmac62 Homepage »

Apr 15, 2013 3:07:05 pm
I had three thoughts when I saw this:

1: Swiss Cheese.
2: This looks like a tree stump that's inhabited by woodlice.
3: Swiss Chese. Yummy!

Now that I've had those three thoughts, I can also say that I love the alien landscape vibe that this has. That whole part of the North American landmass is rather odd in that alien landscape sort of way; I'm surprised it hasn't been used in movies as much. Oh, they used a couple of locations in that movie: Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone. It's a cult movie, an acquired taste. Its claim to fame is that it's Molly Ringwald's first movie, and it's also considered pretty dreadful. I happen to like it, but I suspect that I like it because a group of the pivotal monsters in that movie came about because of a typo in the memo sent to the costume department. The actual monster costumes were supposed to be of "bat people" but in those days of typed and photocopied memos, the prop department people thought that the order was for "fat people" costumes, and so they made...well...dozens of latex fat suits that went on to become a part of some of the most creepy, amazingly effective monsters to ever grace the silver screen; sets were changed to make better use of the costumes and those costumes (and sets) went on to get a photo spread in OMNI Magazine. (I love that the director liked the "fat people" better than the intended "bat people" and so the bat people got axed and the fat people got creepy, and had enough pull to make a set-redesign necessary. (Okay, the scenery is pretty awesome too, but the acting and storyline...well...let's just say one doesn't watch Spacehunter for the story or the 1908s hairstyles. It's a murky visual feast. Oh, and it has some really creepy mutant babies too. Mutant babies throwing Molotov cocktails...yeah, the cannibalistic obese people and pyromaniac mutant babies doing an eerie almost-nursery-rhyme chant are reason enough to see that movie. And I thought of that because of some Spacehunter-style rock! one ever said my mind ever makes normal associations. (Oh, and the bad guy in the movie is named Overdog. I like that name too.)

So, back to this nicely textured rock. Amazing! Alien. Really cool. Had I been there, taking my own shots, I'd have looked up, just to make sure that there were no mutant children up above, passing a lighter around.

by Chipka Homepage »


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