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Old Dec 31, 2010, 9:02 PM   #1
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Default How long did it take Mother Nature...

...to create this work of art? Millions, even tens of millions of years?

It's about 8 feet long and 4 feet high.

A 3-shot HDR, hand-held. Taken at Crystal Cove beach in So. Calif.
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Old Dec 31, 2010, 9:28 PM   #2
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And what about this one. Even bigger in size. Note: heavy rains and strong surf combined to leave the beach littered with seaweed, washed up branches, etc. Normally, the sand would be much lighter in color and without the water rivulets from the nearby cliffs. C&C welcome.
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Old Dec 31, 2010, 10:36 PM   #3
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Nice just were they before any idea? They look like some kind of Geographic layered
surfaces that have managed to stay around for studies...
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That first one would really look nice polished if there was only a way.
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That first one would really look nice polished if there was only a way.
I was thinking similarly, but having it enclosed in a glass case, until I saw the size. You would need some help to get that thing home. Being that it's California, though, its probably a historical artifact and thus protected. Anywhere else, it would just be a rock..
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great shots ! Love the color of that rock.
but it feels like your pictures are heavily compressed and a lot of detail has been lost.
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great shots ! Love the color of that rock.
but it feels like your pictures are heavily compressed and a lot of detail has been lost.
Yes, that's true. The RAW file is over 20 megs, while these posts are under 250k.
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Yes, that's true. The RAW file is over 20 megs, while these posts are under 250k.
Still...gorgeous shots and as always, nice rendition of HDR work.
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Hi Walter,

I really like the detail and the depth of color that you were able to bring out in the rock in the 1st image using HDR. It looks very natural.

I would love to see the uncompressed version.

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Could you show us the original picture as well ....
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