A year comes to its end and a new one is about to start. It is an eternal rhythm that repeats itself over millenniums and we celebrate each turn of a page with hopes that things get better, brighter, more prosperous, etc. Does it really? Maybe! We have high hopes. Some things are obvious and others are hidden in some mysterious ways to unravel throughout the unfolding of the new year.
Present image has a little bit of this quality. In front a butte with a wonderful fully exposed whirl followed by another one in the background, partially covered as we really never know for sure what the next year is to bring.
Happy New Year to all!!!
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Das ist ein wirklich beeindruckendes Kunstwerk der Natur - und auch der Fotograf hat ein Kunstwerk geschaffen. Das herrliche Seitenlicht hat diese Felsen zu skulpturen werden lassen. auch die Farben sind einfach umwerfend schön. Der Kamerastandpunkt hätte nicht beeser sein können. So folgen die Augen unwillkürlich den Schichtlinien in den Hintergrund, Ein faszinierender Ort, ein faszinierendes Bild.
Ein Foto, auf das ich sehr stolz wäre ... ;-).
Dir und den Deinen alles Gute für 2016!
Herzliche Grüße aus Deutschland, wo das neue Jahr in meiner Gegend mit Glatteis begann. Ein Omen ?! ;-)
I recognize these rocks. I have them in my archive. The light you got here is great to add more warm tone and vibrant colors to the whole scene. Yes, a very good analogy for the year ahead as we can see or expect but not always as clearly or as we imagine it to be. There are always surprises along the way. Sometimes good ones and some not. That's the mystery of life and make it fun and exciting too.
Anyway, a really beautiful shot.
I like how you have worked with the strong patterns of these rock formations, Peter, by smartly leaving the sky completely black and just let this amazing light take over bringing the best out from these rocks. I don't want to know it all but let the year be full of surprises too and what is not nice shall remain in the dark for the time being "den Kopf in the Sand stecken". I think too much is planned, I want some free minutes without any plans at all sort of ... "de-plan". This is on my personal wish list :-) Auf ein spannendes neues Jahr ... auf viele neue Erd-Wunder ....
PB-Photography (2016/01/02 15:05:11): The background is not black because I blackened the sky. There is a drop at the end of the butte into a canyon and the other side of the valley was in shadow. The black is that shadow and I darkened it a little bit ;-)
Yes, surprises are good as it gives some spice to life and keeps it spannend!
I love the sinuosity of this scene. Curves are a pleasing shape and these curve just repeat themselves over and over again throughout the scene. The side light and black BG emphasizes the dimensions of the curves and how much they rise above the basic terrain. These is so much to see and appreciate in this scene. This should be a big seller for you. Excellent!
Gorgeous light on the magnificent rock formations. The hard contrast works perfectly here to emphasise every line and swirl and the black shadow behind ensures we have no distractions to take away from the allegory you have used.
Happy New Year to you too.
Not a surprize, I have almost the same shot, with few differences in the post processing for color balance and contraste level for rendering of background. Not big differences.
I also managed to get a bit more space on top, for the 'breath' inside the frame, but your final composition is working.
Not sure I reached the target of 28 good shots, but for sure there are still some to post and some still to be post processed.
Stunning use of the light to sculpt this mountain, to reveal the many layers and the 2 different rocks formation, the upper one being the less old, and the golden hues well enhanced by the black background
incríveis as linhas e curvas criadas pela natureza neste local. a sua foto ficou muito bonita usando bem a luz e realçando os detalhes da formação geológica.
belo trabalho. creio que passei perto desta área, mas não paramos.
PB-Photography (2016/01/08 15:15:42): Eis um local bem remoto. A estrada para o estacionamento é de terra, esburacada e tal como estradas de barro aí no Brasil. Do estacionamento a caminhada são uns cinco quilômetros sem direçōes. Voce precisa de mapa para achar o local. O acesso somente possível com um 'permit'. Conseguir um 'permit' é muito difícil, pois há umas 500 pessoas ao dia querendo um e só há 10 permits por dia. Estes permits são dados por um sistema loteria no dia anterior da caminhada.