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Matt K.
06-26-2010, 09:43 AM
Went to Dry Island Buffalo Jump in Alberta some time ago. This is part of the 'badlands', an aera where the Red Deer River has carved out a valley. Kinda weird situation ... you drive along, and all of a sudden the earth 'drops' away and you have this weird valley. Properties in this valley are like in a desert: hot and dry. So you find cacti there, and in the summer rattle snakes - those are not a common thing in Alberta. Anyway, I became somewhat intrigued with the stone formation, and the erosion that happens in this valley.

Here is the first image, and no, it is not monochrome, although it looks much like it.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4143/4734947683_ae7b10e93a_b.jpg

This one I call: Toes Cut Off

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4077/4734946939_fb46b3b8de_b.jpg

From toes to tongue; this image's title is :stoned tongue

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4137/4734947355_dd6f97d5c6_b.jpg


And somewhere in between the toes and the tongue you might find some "Penile Erosion"

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4137/4735582208_68eb59685f_b.jpg

MoinMoin
06-26-2010, 10:40 AM
Nature builts sometimes really weird formations - you shot them well, especially the first one.

u666u
06-26-2010, 02:30 PM
Love the detail in all of these! Gale:evil2:

JAS_Photo
06-26-2010, 04:08 PM
Cool stuff, Matt. Aren't reverse valleys called "Coolies" ?. I lived in Lethbridge a long time and they have their share of hot dry areas. The dams on the river would make what we called "prairie lakes" hot dry and dusty but look let's go boating! I recommend no belly shots in rattlesnake country!

Mad Aussie
06-26-2010, 05:05 PM
Interesting spot indeed. Like the tongue shot.

Iguanasan
06-26-2010, 06:24 PM
Some interesting patterns and textures there. Cool set. :)

Matt K.
06-27-2010, 02:04 PM
Thanks, all. I need to do more processing on those shots. Maybe convert them to monochrome ...

Hillbillygirl
06-27-2010, 07:46 PM
Very interesting formations and very well captured Matt. Well done.

edG
06-28-2010, 05:52 AM
very cool captures Matt