Erosional Landscape

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Photograph by Dan Moore.

Photography contest, Honorable Mention.

Moore.Sunrise at Zabriskie Point - Dan Moore.jpg

Erosional landscape at Zabriskie Point, Amargosa Range, Death Valley National Park. It is composed of sediments from Furnace Creek Lake, which dried up 5 million years ago, long before Death Valley sank and widened.

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(obvious pink floyd reference)

Whoa, is that an HDR?

Wheels said: Whoa, is that an HDR?

I don’t think so - it really does look like that. [grin]

(HDR = High Dynamic Range - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_d[…]ange_imaging )

wonderful composition-

Paul Burnett said:

(HDR = High Dynamic Range - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_d[…]ange_imaging )

I was wondering about that – “HDR” means to me “Humanitarian Daily Ration”:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humani[…]daily_ration

It ain’t safe to be wavin’ a TLA around like that, it might be loaded, it could go off.

Lovely. The aridity and pinkish sky made me think of some of the images from the Mars rovers.

Great composition. Without looking at the blurb for the photograph - which I did afterwards - I realized immediately that this was from Death Valley. One of the most beautiful color images I have seen of Zabriskie Point at twilight.

How did Noah’s flood carve all of this beautiful structure in just a few years Well, I am not sure, but, perhaps it didn’t. Do you suppose that there is another explanation?

BTW, what a beautiful place to visit, but, I wouldn’t want to live there!

You can’t be serious. This spectacular landscape is the product of hundreds - probably thousands - of years of weathering, wind and water erosion. No Noah’s Flood ever happened here to create such a magnificient piece of scenery:

bigjohn756 said:

How did Noah’s flood carve all of this beautiful structure in just a few years Well, I am not sure, but, perhaps it didn’t. Do you suppose that there is another explanation?

BTW, what a beautiful place to visit, but, I wouldn’t want to live there!

(Jerry Garcia reference actually – if you’re thinking about the Famous Zabriskie Point Orgy – though Pink Floyd did music for some of the rest of the film)

It is composed of sediments from Furnace Creek Lake, which dried up 5 million years ago, long before Death Valley sank and widened

This spectacular landscape is the product of hundreds - probably thousands - of years of weathering, wind and water erosion. No Noah’s Flood ever happened here to create such a magnificient piece of scenery

Look you lot. You’re not thinking correctly (or critically). Think outside the box. It wasn’t a little bit of water and a lot of time that formed this. Think in terms of a lot of watter and a little bit of time. See. It must have been Noah’s flood.

Only kidding guys, but I’m sure Snelling will come up with something like this !

Actually Peter, I think to creationists “erosion” is defined as the intelligently designed use of huge amounts of hot air in a short amount of time to wear down opposition.

John, I think you’ve been Poed.

John Kwok said:

You can’t be serious. This spectacular landscape is the product of hundreds - probably thousands - of years of weathering, wind and water erosion. No Noah’s Flood ever happened here to create such a magnificient piece of scenery:

Muffy St. Bernard said:

(Jerry Garcia reference actually – if you’re thinking about the Famous Zabriskie Point Orgy – though Pink Floyd did music for some of the rest of the film)

Quite so.

IANAYEC (I am not a young earth creationist) but I suspect this would be put down to post flood with the deposits being carved away by the last remanants of the flood waters draining off and returning to the ocean basins.

The “traditional” view (i.e. that held by the majority of American and Australian YECs) is that the flood/post-flood boundary is around 2.6 Ma i.e. at the boundary of the Tertiary and the Quaternary. Of course, they do not accept the numbers!

Beautiful photo!

Badlands, one of my favorite environments. The face of the earth has been extensively eroded and the actual surface area is much greater than it appears. With all the gullies and arroyos running their paths there are an endless number of isolated micro environments to fascinate the eye and feed curiosity. It takes a long time to get familiar with an acre of badlands.

*there’s so many places in this place, and fractal, too*

Truly a magnificent shot with the use of ground, sky and shadow. Was this taken early in the morning or early in the evening?

man, we need another contest for these runners-up photos. even speaking as a well-placing competitor in the contest, these runners-up are WAY better than a lot of the stuff that actually placed.

this one’s just incredible. look at the colors. i would have voted for it in a heartbeat.

How do you get a desktop wallpaper of this stunning image?

Glaisne said:

How do you get a desktop wallpaper of this stunning image?

Right click and “save as background”.

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