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Rock Formation
7-Sep-2012 Tom

Rock Formation


We hiked up to the Altschlossfelsen - which would translate into "old castle rock".
It is a very impressive rock formation, a series of sandstone mushrooms, which are connected at their
"caps" and which form a ridge of more than one kilometer. It is not a single ridge but rather a ridge
with several side ridges, all colored brightly red. Erosion has left the caps almost unimpaired while
the stems have been thoroughly eaten away. It is hidden deeply inside the forest almost directly on
the German / French border. The area is about 50 miles down the road from our home.

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Alexander Kazakov14-Oct-2012 16:00
Great rock! V
Robert Ballard02-Oct-2012 23:58
Very nice. The rock reminds me of the American southwest.
Mikek17-Sep-2012 19:02
Very interesting rock formation, beautiful textures as well. V
Chris Morton13-Sep-2012 10:22
coo, I think just room to squeeze in one more comment; brilliant and interesting
Giancarlo Guzzardi12-Sep-2012 10:19
fantastic form and colors
Sam_C10-Sep-2012 22:53
Awesome. V++
Dawn10-Sep-2012 13:29
A very beautiful and interesting place, and so close to your home.
An extraordinary image with wonderful composition, light and colors!
irena09-Sep-2012 06:20
Wonderful angle and very impressive rock. V
Marisa D.L.09-Sep-2012 06:19
An excellent find and a perfect phoot. I deeply appreciate your so accurate style
Bryan Murahashi09-Sep-2012 04:18
Beautiful unique landscape of these eroded sandstone ridges. Great capture, Tom. V
Dennis Hoyne09-Sep-2012 03:30
Beautiful shot! I love these geological formations. These are so similar to ones we have around here. Our Minnehaha Falls are much the same the hard Platville limestone overlays the soft St.Peter sandstone, the falling water slowly erodes the fall upstream.
bill friedlander09-Sep-2012 01:59
A great angle to present this amazing rock formation. Nicely shot with lovely light and color. V
Jean D09-Sep-2012 01:52
Amazing rock formation and well captured, Tom. ~V
Mike H.09-Sep-2012 00:15
Layers of history in this breath-taking perspective;
really nice work, Tom!!
Stephanie08-Sep-2012 23:48
How incredible and interesting! V
Frank Brault08-Sep-2012 23:22
I agree, an amazing and fascinating formation. A terrific point of view. I love the colors and the textures. Beautifully presented. V
woody3408-Sep-2012 22:28
Amazing formation, nature does some incredible art have captured the light and details perfectly..V
Mairéad08-Sep-2012 22:11
This is amazing, especially it's setting in a forest. V
Karen Stuebing08-Sep-2012 22:03
Amazing formation. I love the angle and colors. I wonder if you could walk along the tops. V.
Jean Chiasson08-Sep-2012 21:52
Wow remarkably details light Tom big vote
godro08-Sep-2012 21:26
I like it, nice texture and tone bravo!!!
sylvie jacques08-Sep-2012 21:05
Beautiful...well presented...V
Helen Betts08-Sep-2012 21:03
Wow, what incredible color and texture! A super capture, Tom! V.
Peter Sussex08-Sep-2012 20:04
Impressive piece, incredible colors and textures. V
Colin Storey08-Sep-2012 19:17
Fantastic image of this impressive rock formation with superb light. v
janescottcumming08-Sep-2012 18:45
An incredible formation. Looks a little like the Hoodoos at Bryce Canyon. V
settler08-Sep-2012 17:42
Impressive capture..that Olympus has me thinking..V!
Vickie BROWN08-Sep-2012 17:24
Amazingly natural formation, great figure and presentation, Tom. V
FrankB08-Sep-2012 15:03
well presented...V
Walter O. Koenig08-Sep-2012 14:46
Great shot of this impressive rock formation. Great details, colors and textures. Nice job with this difficult exposure. "V"
Alain Boussac08-Sep-2012 14:24
Fantastic and impressive rock formation and remarkable image with great clarity, colors, and details. V.
christopheru08-Sep-2012 14:22
Those are really quite amazing looking.
Hank Vander Velde08-Sep-2012 14:12
Beautiful rock formations superbly captured Tom.
Carl Carbone08-Sep-2012 14:10
Interesting formation. Were they formed by glaciers?
Lennart Waara08-Sep-2012 12:49
Lovely work with light and shadows in this fine nature study!
Jim Coffman08-Sep-2012 12:29
This is just awesome!!
Raymond08-Sep-2012 12:25
Must be quite an amazing place to visit ... and BTW, I agree with Burtman! A superb shot Tom.
Neil Marcus08-Sep-2012 12:11
This is an impressive looking rock. It is large in size based upon the size of the tree stump.
burtmann08-Sep-2012 11:31
Am I the only one that sees this as one really hard phallic symbol? V
Bill Miller08-Sep-2012 10:15
Looks like a great place to walk, and those sandstone structures are fascinating.
Yvonne08-Sep-2012 08:23
A really interesting rock formation and what a lovely setting! Beautiful image Tom. v
Irene Wehrli08-Sep-2012 07:42
What a really very impressive rock, love the colors and the lovely trees around - at first I thought it would be somewhere in colorado springs or so...
Michael Tauber08-Sep-2012 07:39
marie-jose wolff08-Sep-2012 07:29
impressive rock formation in Eppenbrunn, beautiful textures and colors.
Eppenbrunn is not too far from my home! V
ac08-Sep-2012 07:28
Beautiful sharpness and DOF. Excellent little camera indeed.
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