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Fossil Cliffs

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 2 November 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

These cliffs were in the Clarno Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

NIKON D700 1/320 second F/10.0 ISO 200 26 mm (35mm equiv.)

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

The golden colours in this landscape are so beautiful. So many different shades in the grasses and the rocks. Beautiful shot Jack.

2 Nov 2009 5:05am

@bluechameleon: Thanks, Sharon. I see that with standard time, we are up an hour earlier.

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

gorgeous colours

2 Nov 2009 5:38am

@jamesy: Thanks, Debbie.

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Wonderful color, composition and detail Jack!!

2 Nov 2009 5:48am

@Pavan Kaul: Thank you.

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

Gorgeous, very very beautiful!

2 Nov 2009 6:01am

@Yvonne Simons: Merci.

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

The tones are much in harmony with the colors of the season. A nice ascendant composition.

2 Nov 2009 6:10am

@Stephane Themeze: Thank you. The tones being in harmony with the season is a pure accident. Saturday began a three week series from a photo trip our photography guild took to the eastern part of our state.

Yvon from Orleans, France

wow, very nice landscape

2 Nov 2009 6:36am

@Yvon: Merci.

Irene from France

Very beautiful composition ! I especially love the rocks .

2 Nov 2009 6:40am

@Irene: Merci.

mo.langel from Switzerland

Très belle composition, ces rochers ont l'air de vouloir toucher les nuages!

2 Nov 2009 6:55am

@mo.langel: Thank you. Yes, they do.

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow!!! fantastic capture

2 Nov 2009 7:43am

@PATRICK: Merci.

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Wow the miracle of the land!!! Beautiful!

2 Nov 2009 7:48am

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

Hummmm ... We can here the armonica of Ennio Morricone from here !

2 Nov 2009 7:52am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

This is Eastern Oregon? I'm surprised. Look what I've missed out on !!!

2 Nov 2009 7:53am

khadi from New Delhi, India


2 Nov 2009 8:28am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Those cliffs must be very high. A good place for rock climbing...

2 Nov 2009 8:41am

@akarui: I'm not certain if the rock is stable enough for safe climbing.

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Beautiful! I like the tones and textures of the rocks and plants.

2 Nov 2009 9:07am

@Anina: Thanks, Anina.

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

le contraste entre ce ciel blanc et la falaise d'or, on se croirait dans un autre monde oublié sur une autre terre , bravo Jack, la lumière est divine.

2 Nov 2009 9:11am

@Alivia: Merci, dear Dane. This place is like going back in geological time.

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful shot.. like the point of view and the framing.

2 Nov 2009 9:54am

@Sarito: Thank you.

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe paysage !

2 Nov 2009 10:24am

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

Wonderful landscape! I would love to climb up just below those rocks!

2 Nov 2009 10:53am

@Betty: In a couple of days, you will see a shot from high up.

k@ from Paris, France

Like giant teeth ! Wonderful angle you found**

2 Nov 2009 10:56am

@k@: Merci, Karine.

Fred from Manila, Philippines

very nice shot here sir! although I think the clouds are a tad bit too exposed. nevertheless, a great scene you captured here!

2 Nov 2009 11:12am

@Fred: I went back and checked the histogram. There is no clipping.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Just my sort of scene! And great colours too. Lovely!

2 Nov 2009 11:15am

@MrsAmber: Thanks, Kate.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

The colours are again very beautiful here, those browns and beige with a touch of rust, a most pleasant combination.

2 Nov 2009 11:18am

@Japanalia: Merci.

zOOm from Paris, France

They almost look like human silhouettes wearing big wool coats in the winter.
The color of the rock is gorgeous. like made of gold.

2 Nov 2009 11:48am

@zOOm: Merci, Florence.

Mhélène from Paris, France

Beautiful golden colors !

2 Nov 2009 12:18pm

@Mhélène: Merci.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Warm color, cool shot. '-)

2 Nov 2009 1:19pm

@B. Thomas: Thanks, Barb.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Thich and rich with texture and shapes, i lov eit :)

2 Nov 2009 1:25pm

@Lorraine: Merci, Lorraine.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

BEautiful shot . Great angle and contrast between sky and rick !

2 Nov 2009 1:47pm

@MARIANA: Thanks, Mariana.

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

what a wonderful sight,lovely colours too !!

2 Nov 2009 2:26pm

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Thank you.

Ken from United States

John4jack...a classic feel to this one!

2 Nov 2009 2:36pm

@Ken: Thanks, Ken.

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

What a wonderful shot! The warmth of the colors are amazing...just wonderful.

2 Nov 2009 3:45pm

@Macrobaby: Thank you.

Don from spokane, United States

I like the spire-like look of these rocks on the horizon. Fine color and detail in the image too. Well done.

2 Nov 2009 3:51pm

@Don: Thanks, Don.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Great golden tones. Cool shot.

2 Nov 2009 4:01pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve.

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

such beautiful rock -- lovely peaks... and sky!!!

2 Nov 2009 5:20pm

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks, dj.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Beautiful rocky formations and gorgeous colors. Nature as i like it.

2 Nov 2009 5:27pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Merci, Evelyne.

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Colourful nature.

2 Nov 2009 6:22pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Beautiful, Jack.

2 Nov 2009 6:29pm

@LauraS: Thanks, Laura.

MJ from Delaware, United States

wonderful golden colors... and a great sky

2 Nov 2009 7:17pm

@MJ: Thanks.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

A stunning view and a reminder of the power that nature holds to enthral us.

2 Nov 2009 7:46pm

@Curly: It takes one back a few million years.

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

good point of view , this looks like the ruins of an ancient castle - awesome.

2 Nov 2009 7:53pm

@daniela scharnowski: Danke.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Love the colors that are captured here! They make a great contrast with the clouded sky. Good detail throughout from the foreground to the background.

2 Nov 2009 10:31pm

@Steven: Thanks, Steven.

Marion from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Awesome shot. It really looks like an old castle. The colors are beautiful.

2 Nov 2009 11:30pm

@Marion: Thanks, Marion.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

an excellent framing ,and a golden color woderful ,beautiful landscape !
friendships !

2 Nov 2009 11:36pm

@marc battault: Merci.

Ajay from Pune, India

Superb PoV and great quality shot.

3 Nov 2009 1:06am

@Ajay: Thanks, Ajay.

willow from Chelsea, United States

I like all the texture. Looks like a great place to go exploring with a camera in hand.

3 Nov 2009 1:40am

@willow: Thank you. It is indeed.

Claudia from Illinois, United States

This is perfect for a vertical frame and those gold it!!

3 Nov 2009 1:52am

@Claudia: Thanks, Claudia.

Michael from Deer Park, United States

BEAUTIFUL landscape

3 Nov 2009 2:06am

@Michael: Thanks, Michael.

LCImagery from Oregon, United States

This is one place I have not been to"yet". Beautiful golden tones and composition.

3 Nov 2009 2:38am

@LCImagery: Thanks, Lori. The entire Central Oregon area east of Redmond/Bend was new to me. It was fun to visit, but I am a west of the Cascades kind of guy.

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

wonderful perspective here, a very beautiful landscape!

3 Nov 2009 2:51pm

@bekkah: Thank you.

Cricket-TammyWarren from somewhere, United States

Flourishing color! Stunning.

3 Nov 2009 4:59pm

@Cricket-TammyWarren: Thanks.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautiful detail......gorgeous !!

4 Nov 2009 1:14am

@Susan: Thanks.

Marie from France

merveille de la nature, merveille de photo !

4 Nov 2009 9:55am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

fantastic ! great angle !

8 Nov 2009 9:33pm

@Anna.C: Merci.

starCosmosBleu from bedford.Qc, Canada

Beautiful rugged landscape...lovely tones..i,m curious..why are they called fossil..are they stratified rocks?

9 Nov 2009 9:25am

@starCosmosBleu: This is one of the major areas in the world for finding fossils.

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I wud have love a bluer sky, but this is magnificent enuff

25 Feb 2010 3:22am

@MK: Me too, but it was a gray, gray day.