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Re: what is it?

Post by TradClimber » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:59 pm

Boys and Girls,
Extra credit question.
Name the National Park where yh took the first photo.

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Re: what is it?

Post by TradClimber » Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:47 pm

There is nothing better then waking up in a remote area of the desert to a pot of hot coffee made from fresh peninsular beans.
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Re: what is it?

Post by yuccahead » Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:05 am

OK, I can sense everybody's dying to know. The first photo is much like TradClimber suspected, a small pool of water in the shade that was reflecting a sunlit sandstone canyon wall and it was rotated one click clockwise. Photo was taken in Park Ave. Arches NP.
The second photo was, of course, desert bighorn scat on the White Rim a few mornings ago, Canyonlands NP.

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Re: what is it?

Post by yuccahead » Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:15 am

What is this?

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Re: what is it?

Post by TradClimber » Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:03 pm

Just a guess.
A spring contaminated with radioactive uranium and red-tinted Wingate Sandstone?
I wouldn't drink from it unless I wanted to glow in the dark!

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Re: what is it?

Post by TradClimber » Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:33 pm

yuccahead posted:
Photo was taken in Park Ave. Arches NP.
Dang!
I knew the right Park. I will confess to having the wrong Avenue.

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Re: what is it?

Post by Sycamore » Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:46 pm

lichen and desert varnish. (left by the varnishing americans)

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Re: what is it?

Post by yuccahead » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:02 am

Sycamore gets this one although there was no lichen involved. The black mess is desert varnish and the rest is muti-hued sandstone. It was a nicely rounded, dry waterfall pour-off in Dogleg Canyon, Canyonlands NP.
Here's the original-
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I bumped the contrast a bit for a little artistic effect. I got my art license off the internet so I'm fully qualified to do that. :)

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Re: what is it?

Post by TradClimber » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:10 am

Dang! Fooled by the 180 degrees rotation. Compare your two photos. Which one has correct orientation, with your feet on the ground, to what you saw?
Is your internet art license by "Picasa 3"?

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Re: what is it?

Post by yuccahead » Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:50 am

TradClimber wrote:Which one has correct orientation, with your feet on the ground, to what you saw?
THe second photo is correct. I just liked the design better upside down.

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