les Orgues d'Ille-sur-Têt in Pyrénées-Orientales remind me on a smaller scale of Cappodocia in Turkey. They are certainly geologically similar; also to the Dakota Badlands. Soft sedimentary sandstones were uplifted and subsequently eroded by wind and water. The caps on some of the "organ-pipes" are harder gravel deposits, protecting the softer clays and sandstones beneath. It is actually quite a small area, but nevertheless, an impressive example of nature's artistry.
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rbassin (14435) 2013-12-02 4:12
C'est une superbe image, les roches formées par le vent et les années sont magnifiques, belle lumière et bien cadré.
Noel_Byrne (16143) 2013-12-02 11:16
As I looked at the thumbnail, I actually thought this was a carved column, such as those of Egpyt, so artistry is the right word. When we stop to think how long these take to form, its breath taking. You took this from a lovely angle to shot that off so perfectly, and the yellow against the blue sky looks wonderful.
Thanks as always
P.S. Thanks also for your workshop, the contrast tip was very useful. I tried it on the original and it works well. I'm replying here as I know its a few days since you posted the note, and I want you to know I'm grateful for the tip. Cheers again
lousat (67045) 2013-12-02 14:52
Hi Will,very nice capture in a special moment,the diagonal light is perfect to create this magic 3D effect,interesting place and imposing perspective,and the usual excellent quality of details and colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
danos (80248) 2013-12-03 3:22
nice the view of the rock formations with this on the right to be very characteristic,showing Nature's artistry.I like the excellent light management as enhance the beauty and the contrast of the colours.
wolf38 (29666) 2013-12-03 9:39
Hi Will. What a great rock formation. The blue sky behind it enhances the effect of this photo. Good text. Overall, a great photo for TE.
Waylim (24302) 2013-12-03 13:00
This type of nature image always facinates me. First of all for my admiration of the unique beauty of the image, and second for the amazement of how mother nature is such a wonderful abstract sculptor, and it is a work of art that takes years to archieved and it is still a work in progress and it continues to change, it is our previledge to see such transformation since the big bang :)
Anyway, This is an excellent shot with good POV and composition placing the tallest and main tower off to the side with the rest of the formation to support the lower part of hte image, the few trees give a living element to the Lifeless rock formation. Good control on the contrast and light and good color, very natural and real. Thanks Will.
trevormoffiet (1796) 2013-12-04 1:54
An interesting note on the geology of the formation. The dominant structure in the thumbnail image looked like a statue. It still has a humanoid appearance at full size. A good composition that highlights the geology of this area.
Silvio1953 (109205) 2013-12-06 6:01
Ciao Will, lovely composition with fantastic rocks, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful pastel colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ruisc_pt (10251) 2013-12-17 0:56
Interesting nature work on these sandstone cliffs,
Nice POV and composition.
Didi (52411) 2014-02-09 10:50
I have a very good souvenir of this place in very good lights ambiance.
Very nice view but in this case I allways add a stitch of two pictures
- Copyright: Will Perrett (willperrett) (4807)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-08-03
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS5D, Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L USM, Polarizing Filter
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-02 3:20