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Alberta Badlands
Sept 2007 Fred Schaad

Alberta Badlands

Drumheller, Alberta

The stone in the foreground is a "capstone." It is a harder sandstone than much of the material
underneath it. As the softer material erodes from around and underneath the capstone, it stays on top
and creates a "hoodoo." This one's hoodoo has completely eroded away from underneath and the capstone
has fallen to a new ground. Perhaps, one day, it will create a new hoodoo.

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS ,Digital
Handheld, Av Priority, RAW original, Moose Peterson Warming Polarizer
1/250s f/8.0, ISO 200, 17mm, -1/3 EV full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Pedro Libório07-Mar-2011 22:27
fabulous composition!!!
Ron Horloff22-Feb-2010 22:31
An excellent composition, with the large rock in the foreground leading the eye to the rear formation.Ron
skhin27-Oct-2009 02:23
Very nice dof. Good contrast of rocks against the soft clouds.
Yiannis Pavlis23-Oct-2007 01:49
I like the light, you have used and captured it well. Nice details thoughout.V
Bonnie Underwood16-Oct-2007 00:34
Oh wow, this is seriously gorgeous.
Love all the lines and that capstone
placement in your foreground.
Jola Dziubinska15-Oct-2007 12:11
Fabulous place. Wonderful pov and light, well done. V.
Bill Taylor15-Oct-2007 05:50
Beautiful shot ! composed very well .
Mindy McNaugher15-Oct-2007 04:35
Gorgeous and so dramatic! Superb perspective!! Vote!
CIS15-Oct-2007 03:12
Grand...what perspective, lines and tones!
Anna Pagnacco15-Oct-2007 02:28
How much I like this one!!!
Excellent in every way.....( V ) Anna