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One of the rocks of the remarkable 'Remarkable rocks', Cape du Couedic, Kangaroo Island, South Australia.

Not an HDR, just RAW tweaking.
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800x632px 264.43 KB
Shutter Speed
1/160 second
Focal Length
20 mm
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Date Taken
Feb 8, 2009, 4:27:46 PM
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SpinningStarshine's avatar
Wow! That must be the work of water, although it reminds me of carved wood more than sandy rock. Very well composed/framed.
heeeeman's avatar
It's actually a hunk of larval granite that, when formed had gas bubbles inside and exploded.
cosmicbound's avatar
Thanks for the details by the way, I've not replied to your comment with the location and details yet because I'm keeping it there as a place mark, haha.
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Beta9's avatar
one word: whoa

now this photo has a complete wow factor
le-petit-monstre's avatar
hey sven! this is awesome!! i have one very similar!! :) [link]
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cosmicbound's avatar
"One of the rocks of the remarkable 'Remarkable rocks'" Haha. Does look great though, excellent shape and form. Not sure I like the halo to the left but another minor issue - another great photo overall. Any info on how the rock formed? I'm guessing it was tides, but there may be other factors of interest.
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They were formed in the post-Cambrian period. Due to the shift away from the mainland, the island hit a limestone shelf pushing the granite rocks to the surface. Over time the rocks were exposed from the weathering of their encasing limestone. If you look at them on google maps at -36.048144, 136.756949 you can see the stark difference of landscape.
josephacheng's avatar
Yeah... the clouds didn't seen HDR-ish.
UndergroundRacer57's avatar
Wow. That looks so unreal, like it's computer-generated. I'd love to see something like that in person.
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You can, just visit KI.
Misforture's avatar
That looks so cool. :D
billbaxter06's avatar
This is so surreal. Amazing.
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...and would probably be an awesome desktop...;)
amianna's avatar
That is really beautiful. I'll be sure to go to Kangaroo Island next time I'm in Australia :)
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davincipoppalag's avatar
What a fantastic place for photos
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yeah, it has some nice sights.
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