This is not a man made sculpture.
We got this in one piece from one of our construction sites in Saudi Arabia, while excavating at around 7 meter depth.
This is fine sand solidified due to prolonged presssure and heat, probably under the earth for hundreds of years and became such a wonderful flower bouquet.
Last edited by RajaTaurus : 16th November 2007 at 11:12.
Reason: spelling correction
Imp, that's a great set of photos. Where did you shoot it?
@Samurai - I shot them from my terrace
Originally Posted by Venkatesh.C
@IMP - picture perfect dude. I would have liked to see the full pole in the second shot which is a brilliant exposure nevertheless. Did you PP to get the blues and yellows right? Or was it OTB?
@Venkatesh.C - Thanks, It is not OTB (here i am presuming OTB to be 'Out of The Box') played around slightly with the curves, but the OTB looks close to what I have posted. About the composition, i'll try next time, it would look good IMO too.
Originally Posted by navin_bhp
@ IMP Great pic dude..I Love your composition..
@navin_bhp - Thanks buddy.
Originally Posted by Torqy
Yeah. You've literally pulled power lines from the sun.
@Torqy - I'm glad you loved it.
Excuse me for my sporadic presence guys
Although your image has some amazing color effect, it can't be called as good composition. You have to include other elements to the image to make it more compelling. Look at the images the follow yours, their sky is less dramatic than yours, but they are much better compositions since they have included lot more elements to acheive a much better result. Don't ignore the background or foreground, they can always provide the contrast that can breath life into your image, the last image by guyonblackybx is a good example of that.
Although i do agree with your concepts of composition, i do also think that there is more than just one universal aesthetic.
Torqy's photo is more like an "abstract painting", whereas most of the other pictures in this thread are like "landscape paintings" etc. .. ie my opinion.
ps - Torqy, i loved the very first 2 pictures you posted in this thread (candid people in a feild / woman on beach.. or something like that). They had a certain "stock photo" quality (thats a compliment in this case )...almost like you would see them on corbis or gettyimages.