The Year In Pictures 2013

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Conforumist » Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:31 pm

Wow, I had no idea it was that amazing looking!
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Penfold » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:02 am

Super pics again Susanne and makes me want even more to go there. :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:13 am

Is that dried up waterfalls?
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby janet » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:11 am

Fabulous place Catch-up. I'm just going 'Ooooowow' over again, looking at your pics.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Catch-up » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:01 am

:D Thanks guys! Just looking at them makes me want to go back.

Bouncy Castle wrote:Is that dried up waterfalls?


That's what it looks like, doesn't it? But there's actually water flowing down it from a hot spring.

At Mammoth Hot Springs, a rarer kind of spring is born when the hot water ascends through the ancient limestone deposits of the area instead of the silica-rich lava flows of the hot springs common elsewhere in the park. The results are strikingly different and unique. They invoke a landscape that resembles a cave turned inside out, with its delicate features exposed for all to see. The flowing waters spill across the surface to sculpt magnificent travertine limestone terraces. As one early visitor described them, "No human architect ever designed such intricate fountains as these. The water trickles over the edges from one to another, blending them together with the effect of a frozen waterfall."

Water rises through the limestone, carrying high amounts of dissolved calcium carbonate. At the surface, carbon dioxide is released and calcium carbonate is deposited, forming travertine, the chalky white rock of the terraces. Due to the rapid rate of deposition, these features constantly and quickly change.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Catch-up » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:06 am

I'm going to try to crop in areas where you can see the water flowing.

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Sorry, that's still kind of small.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Ghost » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:26 am

it's still some lovely shots
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby KnightOfFewWords » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:31 pm

A similar thing happens on the inside of my kettle, but it's far less picturesque. :?
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:10 pm

It looks like ice. Ain't nature amazing?
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:18 pm

Looks good Susanne, what an interesting place.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Catch-up » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:11 pm

I thought it looked like ice too, which made it even weirder to see steam coming off it.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:43 pm

When I 1st saw it I thought it was salt encrusted the branch on the bed.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Catch-up » Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:39 am

Do you mean this one?

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:24 pm

Yup dat's the kiddie. :mrgreen:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Penfold » Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:03 am

I managed to get out onto the seafront the other day to try some more long exposure shots. Unfortunately, the sea was a bit rough for ideal effects and I also made a couple of errors resulting in very uneven exposures of the photos (such as using a polarizing filter in conjunction with the neutral density filter*. I was able to rectify a few and save a couple of others. I think I know what I did wrong so I might be able to produce better results next time. :D

Worthing Pier, 15 second exposure.
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Along the Beach, 1.6 second exposure.
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Worthing Pier and Beach, 125th second exposure.
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Worthing Pier, 6 second exposure.
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Worthing Seafront and Dome Cinema (listed building), 1.6 second exposure.
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Worthing Pier, 5 second exposure.
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Worthing Pier, 5 second exposure.
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Worthing Pier, 20 second exposure.
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Seafront Sunset.
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Sunset Pier.
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* The Neutral Density filter allows for photographs to be taken at a slow shutter speed without overexposing the shot (most of the time). It's a bit like 'sunglasses' for cameras. The Ultra-violet/Polarizing filter cuts out UV rays getting into the camera, reduces light reflections, and enhances colour. It seems the two don't mix too well. :lol:
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