Chanting Rock

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  1. abraxas

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    Looks good for rockclimbing.

    Interesting.
     
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    It'd be nice for scrambling if it weren't so easy to walk up the side :) -Thanks.

    I'm thinking the image gives a more powerful impression from aways back- about 6-8 feet from the monitor gives it a considerably different look.

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    nice perspective, I like the weathered look of the rocks it gives a very organic feel to the image...the choice of b&w works for me too.
     
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    Thank you Roger. The rock was about a quarter mile up a brushy canyon. At first I tried to catch a scene in the other direction, then turned around and snapped a shot. Didn't work. Moved closer. Didn't work. Moved closer. Didn't work. Kept doing this ad nausem until I was right on the rock and cursing myself for not bringing my gloves (it was stupid cold). Usually I don't do any hiking without them, especially if I may have to scramble on granite/sandstone. Figures- "Just take me second or two", I thought (30 minutes total).

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    Stange shot - it looks a little dull to me, how about some contast in them rocks?
     
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    I like the -strange- and think I captured what I was looking for in the image.

    Anyway, thanks for your thoughts on the shot. The sandstone formation that this rock is part of doesn't have all that much contrast. I pulled what was important to me out though, and that was a somewhat anthropomorphic quality of the rock. The context that this photo will become part of is, local folklore has it that these rocks moan during the high winds that occur in the valley (think of it like blowing over a bottle opening). These portholes and others in the numerous other locations and angles in the overall formation 'voice' what has been described as a chant. Very strange and very perfect for a project I'm working on.

    Here's another shot that a few folks have mentioned, "needs more contrast";

    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=106535
     
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    Remind me of the movie Labyrinth. At some point the girl falls down a shaft where hands which protude from the wall hold her and form faces that speak to her...
    In this image, it seems like the holes will start talking.
     
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    Cool. Sometimes wandering around this place certain corners turned and glimpses of shadows can be quite startling.

    :)
     
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    I really like the texture on that rock...
     
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    I'm really diggin' the perspective on this one, man. The patterns of wear and the textures time have given this formation are quite unique. I can only imagine with the winds just right, it could be a spiritual experience hearing the rocks chant.

    Well done.
     
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    I'm glad to read that so much effort goes into your shots and it's not just a case of you just walzing about while clicking at things and scoring fabulous photos. :thumbup:
     

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