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Remnants of an Ice Age by tourofnature Remnants of an Ice Age by tourofnature
A massive boulder was carried and dropped on this bluff in a more ancient time. More obvious signs of what moved this stone here can be seen in the deep scratches and grooves in the sheered off granite rock the boulder lies on.

During the last Ice Age, this canyon in the Wasatch mountains of Utah was covered in snow and ice as slow moving glaciers helped carve these steep, rugged canyons.

Twin Peaks Wilderness, Utah.

Canon 5D. 17-40 L. 3GHS. CPL.
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Critique by GrumpyDiver Jul 11, 2011, 3:46:53 PM
Wow! This is a very striking image. The colours of the rocks, plus the settings and atmosphere all combine to create a very unusual landscape image. The eccentric boulder helps fill the frame and adds a three-dimensional element to the picture.

The glacial striations in the rocks show us the way that the glacier scraped its way through the valley, leaving this rock behind as it retreated. The two diagonal cracks seem to lead our eyes to the rock that is just sitting there. The turbulent sky accentuates the inclusions in the rock. I find this mixture of the warm tones in the foreground contrasted by the cooler colours in the background to be work really well.

From a technical standpoint, the exposure is right on. Your white balance looks good, The only thing that bothers me a bit is that little bit of while rock near the bottom left of the image. My eyes keep flicking over to it, and I wonder if perhaps you should have cropped it out.

Anyways, great image!
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munkfeavor76 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
a fantastic photo. 
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dwth Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Student Artist
This photo has been featured on Thumbs of the Week 181st to 189th.:wave:
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Dj-Snowey Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
Photos like this make me want to live in America. I'm getting bored of Britain's landscape.
I need an adventure! haha
But as mentioned above, very factual and beautiful image :)
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sandor09 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Beautiful gallery.
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LeashaAHooker Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011   Photographer
Fantastic!!! :heart:
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:iconsandor09:
sandor09 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Beautiful work.
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks you!
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sandor09 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
You are welcome.
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fluctuatio Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow,like it :) great job,nice color.
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fluctuatio Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow,like it :) great job,nice color.
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:icontourofnature:
tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! So glad you liked it. :D
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adriantiberiu76 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
good shot
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:icontourofnature:
tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great work
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:icontourofnature:
tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
no problemo
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MarietteBerndsen Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful sign of old times
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:icontourofnature:
tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree, thanks!
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DrThunder1963 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool!..looks like a rock highway.
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:icontourofnature:
tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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maxre Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
great Shot! Love Utah when I lived there!
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:icontourofnature:
tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm loving Utah, thanks!
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maxre Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
you can't complain about how awesome it is there!
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parkflavor Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Looks good, Wayson! Wish I had headed up a little earlier. The three distinct sets of rays are killer, I didn't notice that before.
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is one of the first shots I took that night, I didn't know those rays were there either until I got it on the big-screen. That was a great night of shooting, good times. Looking forward to your shots. I friended those other two guys on FB and they had some great ones too. The shorter guy posted some cool shots he took with the tele-lens of the light over GSL.
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Zandabear15 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks!
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amcforeverman Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Most impressive!
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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BradLeeDaleNorth Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
Beautiful.
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks!
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djlampkins Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Awesome!
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks David!
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
yay Geology! :happybounce:
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
haha, I agree!
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
:heart:
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JRtheDude Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow very nice pic :)
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks! :D
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work Wayson
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks as always Dave
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome Wayson
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stonehagdesign Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Beautiful colours
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks!
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mikewheels Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome shot!
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Mike.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Eye candy...Pure eye candy.
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
haha, thanks man
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takenbysunbeams Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student Photographer
This is a very powerful photo.
Every aspect of this photo works well with another; the lighting, sharpness, background, foreground and so on :)
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much. :D
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ABJR47 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Cool Image
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Jul 9, 2011, 7:28:15 PM
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