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Shades of Led Zeppelin

esantos

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esantos Moderator Nikonians Resources Writer. Recognized for his outstanding reviews on printers and printing articles. Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas, including Landscape Photography Awarded for his extraordinary accomplishments in Landscape Photography. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian. Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002
Thu 08-Nov-12 01:39 AM

On a recent trip to Northern Ireland we made it a point to make sure and visit the fantastic Giants Causeway in County Antrim. We spent the whole afternoon there and while a dramatic sunset was not to be had I was able to get this shot with the sun low bathing the polygonal tubes of basalt in warm light. The reference to Led Zeppelin in the subject line refers to the cover of their album "Houses of the Holy" where children are depicted climbing this surreal landscape.

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mklass

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#1. "RE: Shades of Led Zeppelin" | In response to Reply # 0

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Thu 08-Nov-12 02:28 AM

Great shot, Ernesto.

Aside from the lovely light and composition, your creative use of flare is perfect.

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Scotty45

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#2. "RE: Shades of Led Zeppelin" | In response to Reply # 0

Scotty45 Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010
Thu 08-Nov-12 10:12 AM

Nice image Ernesto. It's hard to believe that this is a natural formation & not a manmade piece of artwork....Scotty.

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slothead

Frederick, US
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#3. "RE: Shades of Led Zeppelin" | In response to Reply # 0

slothead Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 12th Aug 2009
Fri 09-Nov-12 11:53 AM

Great image Ernesto. I'm with Scotty in that it looks so "man-made". I can just envision a sci-fi book coming out explaining its creation - like the myths of old that create a story to fit the environment.

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Land O Lakes, US
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tekneektom Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 18th Nov 2011
Fri 09-Nov-12 02:29 PM

Wonderful Image. Makes me want to be there!

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esantos

McAllen, US
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esantos Moderator Nikonians Resources Writer. Recognized for his outstanding reviews on printers and printing articles. Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas, including Landscape Photography Awarded for his extraordinary accomplishments in Landscape Photography. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian. Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002
Fri 09-Nov-12 02:36 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind comments.

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esantos

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#6. "RE: Shades of Led Zeppelin" | In response to Reply # 3

esantos Moderator Nikonians Resources Writer. Recognized for his outstanding reviews on printers and printing articles. Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas, including Landscape Photography Awarded for his extraordinary accomplishments in Landscape Photography. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian. Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002
Fri 09-Nov-12 02:41 PM

Tom,

There is actually a well known Irish legend about this place concerning the giant Finn MacCool. I don't know the story in detail so here is a link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant%27s_Causeway

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jdroach

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#7. "RE: Shades of Led Zeppelin" | In response to Reply # 0

jdroach Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded. John exhibits true Nikonian spirit by frequently posting images and requesting comments and critique, which he graciously accepts. He is an inspiration to all of us through constant improvement in his own work, keen observations and excellent commentary on images posted by others. Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 21st Mar 2009
Fri 09-Nov-12 03:58 PM

A very captivating scene.

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klrbee25

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#8. "RE: Shades of Led Zeppelin" | In response to Reply # 0

klrbee25 Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Jun 2006
Sat 10-Nov-12 08:50 PM

It's a great coincidence that the flare shape mimics the basalt tops!

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Skattelite

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Skattelite Silver Member Nikonian since 17th May 2006
Sun 11-Nov-12 07:00 AM

The soft light and shadows it casts give this an almost painterly effect, Ernesto. The golden columns are quite something.
When I was there it was bleak, windy and a big swell was washing over them - quite the contrast to this.
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esantos

McAllen, US
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#10. "RE: Shades of Led Zeppelin" | In response to Reply # 7

esantos Moderator Nikonians Resources Writer. Recognized for his outstanding reviews on printers and printing articles. Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas, including Landscape Photography Awarded for his extraordinary accomplishments in Landscape Photography. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian. Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002
Tue 13-Nov-12 01:37 PM

Thanks JD!

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esantos

McAllen, US
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#11. "RE: Shades of Led Zeppelin" | In response to Reply # 8

esantos Moderator Nikonians Resources Writer. Recognized for his outstanding reviews on printers and printing articles. Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas, including Landscape Photography Awarded for his extraordinary accomplishments in Landscape Photography. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian. Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002
Tue 13-Nov-12 01:39 PM

Hi Alex,

Yes, I noticed that well after I reviewed this shot, a fortuitous coincidence indeed!

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esantos

McAllen, US
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#12. "RE: Shades of Led Zeppelin" | In response to Reply # 9

esantos Moderator Nikonians Resources Writer. Recognized for his outstanding reviews on printers and printing articles. Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas, including Landscape Photography Awarded for his extraordinary accomplishments in Landscape Photography. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian. Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002
Tue 13-Nov-12 01:42 PM

Scott,

Thanks for the kind comments. The three weeks we spent in Ireland and Scotland was a mix of great weather and really bad weather. I know what you mean, in that part of the world the weather can be very dodgy at times - but it is absolutely beautiful nonetheless.

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