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Red Dirt Mallorca

Red Dirt Mallorca
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Copyright: casper duppy (casperduppy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 93 N: 384] (1792)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-07-15
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 17-40 F4 L
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-07-16 10:41
Viewed: 2682
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The one thing Mallorca has in abundance is geologic history, and this history has left a legacy ranging from barren rocky outcrops to incredibly fertile soils. Running throughout the heart of the country, from the Serra de Tramuntana in the west to the flat plains of the east, is red dirt land. Produced through the weathering and dissolution of limestone rock, the finer insoluble clay particles and minerals are left behind, and any ferrous deposits oxidise. This oxidation leaves behind the characteristic colour we see when metals rust, and is reflected in the wonderful dark red terra nova soils we have here.

For anyone more interested about the geology of Mallorca, I found this excellent document online: http://www.shnb.org/monografies/monografia18/Mon_Soc_Hist_Nat_Balears_18_2012.pdf


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Hello Casper,
The scenery is quite spectacular and the colours are stunning. You have processed this photo well and added an interesting and informative note. Everything makes this a good contribution to TE.

Casper, thank you for sharing this lovely picture. The composition and colors are perfectly captured here. The shade on the mountain is a nice detail too. Very nicely done!

Ciao Casper
bel paesaggio, mi piacciono i vari livelli di colore e mi piace questa luce diffusa molto calda.
Interessante l'ombra della nuvola che modella la montagna.
Buon domenica

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24291 W: 523 N: 40622] (174858)
  • [2016-07-17 3:54]

Hello Casper,

Your picture is superb, but attention for to much sharpness.
Notwithstanding a lovely picture with pleasant colours and panorama.
Wonderful clarity.
A nice composition and lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice day,

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6061 W: 277 N: 11676] (90171)
  • [2016-07-17 4:46]

Hello CAsper ,
Splendid contrasts of colors for this rural and mountain landscape of Mallorca . Beautiful sky and game of light and shade .

Hi Casper,
Terrain has indeed quite special colour, and that is emphasized by warm toned sunshine. Those mountains make a good background to this bare field.

Hi Casper
excellent note, i'm sure geologists will love it haha.
but seriously, there's alot to like here.
first, the exposure is spot on.
and the colors are fantastic too, especially with all the contrasts going on.
well done all around

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