The pinnacles are a fossilized forest formed millions of years ago when limestone collected around tree tap roots. Water is always active in limestone and calcite is thought to have been preferentially deposited near these roots. When the softer limestone was eroded away, the columns remained.
Like a grave yard they stand isolated in the desert. This particular family caught my eye and I waited for the sun to catch them.
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clodreno (0) 2004-02-06 5:58
Very nice pictyrure Bryan.. This is well composed and most of all very sharp. Incredible ... Your note is also very informative.
mortijo (12828) 2004-02-06 6:15
Very nice picture of an unusual place. I have read about it but never seen it. Nice, warm color of the sand.
mitternacht (1839) 2004-02-06 6:19
Fascinating phenomena, well captured. I would like to see a close-up as well. The shadows from the clouds on the sand make an interesting pattern.
znabel (246) 2004-02-06 6:38
I like the different colours you have managed to capture in this shot. The place in it self is also very interesting - your note is very helpfull.
Josh69 (1431) 2004-02-06 6:49
A good and interesting photo of a much photographed scene. I like the strong colours, which you have done well to capture.
agarcia (393) 2004-02-06 7:25
The combination of colors of this landscape is great! Including the dune in first term of the composition gives the image a great deep. Well done!
nwoehnl (122) 2004-02-06 7:27
A very interesting and educational posting for me, Bryan. I have never seen a picture of those fossilized trees before. This is well composed with the diagonal line of the dune in the foreground, making way for the view downwards. Colors are strong, and the shadows of the clouds are an impressive addition. Well done.
quegardens (1469) 2004-02-06 7:56
A very informative photo and notes Bryan...another example of how TE opens our eyes to things we never imagined on this planet.
gepall (1830) 2004-02-06 8:10
Very good shot with beautiful tone and detail.The information about that places really is a plus as i was anaware of this.
orme (7205) 2004-02-06 10:57
Great photo, Bryan. I like the contrast in colours, between the perfect sky and the golden desert. Thank you for the informative note.
dsidwell (9771) 2004-02-06 12:00
Nice wait! The light is very special and intriguing as it changes throughout the image. Very well done!
manny (21833) 2004-02-06 13:16
The different layers of colours are engaging. The texture of the ground and of the sky also form layers. The colors are very beautiful. This is a very good shot, Congratulations.
Isabelle (9044) 2004-02-07 7:15
Great shot, Bryan.
i especially like the curve in the foreground and the amount of yellows and this sky...
i would stay there for a lot of time, just observing.
thanks a lot for sharing.
Clochette (8076) 2004-02-07 12:51
Thank you for your interesting note, Bryan. Without any comment, I think I would be still wondering what on earth it could be ?..
You captured a very beautiful light through the clouds. This kind of light is always enjoyable, playing with the reliefs of the landscape and bringing a special mood.
Great shot !
pascalbene (1713) 2004-02-09 18:09
Beautiful, instructive and well done. Thank you. Have you got a close-up of this little "family" ?
jrj (34841) 2004-02-10 5:08
Great capture, very good colour setting. Most of all what an interesting story. Thak's for sharing
henrye (3500) 2004-02-10 5:17
Very interesting and well captured. Good note too. Lovely colors. Right in the spirit of TE!
Jeppe (18654) 2004-02-10 17:24
Interesting note and photo of this special place - I like the shadow from the clouds it give a special light and adds something extra to the shot - good work Bryan.
cool_s15 (4050) 2004-02-12 6:31
Beautiful landscape shot! The sands, clouds are so great! Any PS work here? Nice work!
robbertjan (2906) 2004-02-13 11:44
Bryan what can i say. Beautiful composition with superb colors!! Well seen.
abby (93) 2004-02-17 21:14
I like the color of yellow, and I feel somehow the color is artificial. Strenge feeling... You chose a very good time to capture the shade of the clouds on the sand. The contrast of the sand is great.
touristdidi (8578) 2004-02-21 11:19
pretty weird looking.....
eleparc (24063) 2004-06-07 3:23
wow this is a powerful shot... historically and aesthetically.-) this yellow tone coupled with the greyish sky works wonders... nice catch!
CoolDan (2516) 2004-07-18 10:55
Très jolie photo, les couleurs sont riches. On sent la chaleur avec tout ce sable. Nice job Bryan.
Riz (0) 2004-09-24 7:35
this is a beautiful landscape Bryan and the colors are so strong and powerful very well done.
toni_al (15873) 2005-04-02 14:04
Great composition and contrasts. Nice to see the Pinnacles from an aerial view. Changes the perspective completely.
desman (2228) 2005-04-09 8:56
très beau, nuages bien rangés !
jafadabret (56497) 2005-04-10 11:02
Le jeu de la lumière et de l'ombre, des couleurs claires et sombres, l'imensité du lieu et le ciel nuageux font une excellente photo.
MLINES (12516) 2006-04-28 18:07
Hi Bryan, This bright composition is most welcome. Very good message describing their formation. I hope to visit here one day. Excellent colours and POV. Good work.
banyanman (7772) 2006-05-25 12:10
The contrasty light and interesting shapes make this a very good image, Bryan - I can undertand why many have added it to their favourites. It is a bit hard to appreciate the scale of these rocks, but having a person in the composition would have spoiled the sense of isolation. Cheers . . . David
- Copyright: Bryan Johnson (Midnight_sun) (1941)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1998-08-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon F50, 35-80 mm
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): TE Trieste exhibition: “Viaggiando Immaginando” [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-02-06 5:48
- Favorites: 3 [view]