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This is a sliding rock.
you can find them on the death valley's RaceTrack Playa, a dry lake where these huge stones move !!, leaving a trace behind them.
the most relevant theory explaining this movements involves heavy rain, transforming the playa in a mud pool, and strong winds.

Not a very original shot of these rocks, there is plenty similar shots over the net, but I still like it ;)

K10D, Sigma 17-70, circular polarizer

2 other sliding rocks : [link] and [link]
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:iconkaslito:
Kaslito Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great shot!
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Sreca Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Artist
Sponge bob driving emergency:D
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:iconleeslysyd:
Leeslysyd Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Omar Rodiguez-Lopez 's The Apocalypse inside of an orange [link]
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DarkTiger93 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Imagine just looking behind you and seeing that: "wtf? A ROCK is following me?"
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jenfire1212 Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
I've never seen this before and I think it's amazing and befuddling. beautiful capture, sky is lovely :)
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ashleigha Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
i saw this in the gallery in jackson hole.

sweet picture :)
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sinzi10 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
I recently saw a very similar photo in Digital Slr Photography magazine and I thought how beautiful though I didn't know if the effect was human made or natural. Your photo is really inspiring :)
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WithinEye Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
wonderful too. maybe you should add contrast on the ground. The first of these three have perfect contrast on the ground.
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GoranDA Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
the first one was shot at sunset, this one around 2 or 3 pm, the difference in the contrast comes from there. the low angle light of the sunset really helped to bring out the floor contrast.
thx :)
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ArtlessHmmmm Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
man - i've never heard of these before - i love the wiggle in the line of the stones trail. Great mountains and sky colour too! :D
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GoranDA Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
thank you :)
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ArtlessHmmmm Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
my pleausre!
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bigcbigc Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
heyy, i have been there, but i couldnt find these rocks... :(
nice colors!
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GoranDA Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
oups !!, did you stop at the first parking place ? there is actually no sliding rock there... you had to go further on the dirt road until the end of the "race track", the sliding rocks are all at the south end of the playa...
thank you very much for the :+fav:s and :+devwatch: :handshake:
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bigcbigc Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
okay, next time ill do that! :D thanks
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jayshree Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
now that was very interesting. i like how calm this photo is.
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GoranDA Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
thank you :)
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vladxc Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I've featured you in my journal, if you would like to see it, please click the [link]
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futureplug Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
Wonderful composition and the atmosphere you captured is amazing.

I've always wanted to wander around Death Valley. There is just so much cool stuff there.
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GoranDA Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
the Death valley is really wort it, a "must see" if you come to california ;)
thank you very much for stopping by :)
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BlackGlovePhoto Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008   Photographer
Wow, is the sky manipulated in any way?
because the colors are brilliant.
I love the composition of this shot
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GoranDA Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
the shot is done with a circular polarizer, and that's what give this sky ;)
thx for stopping by ;)
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BlackGlovePhoto Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008   Photographer
What brand of polarizer?
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GoranDA Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
tamron :) (on a sigma lens ;))
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akar Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
magical.... waw...
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GoranDA Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008
thx ;)
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bada Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
Really nice and interessing shot! Lovely composition! :clap:
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GoranDA Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
merçi beaucoup ;)
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Painfullyiced Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
haha
perhaps this is where the idea for the moving rocks (which then turn out to be crabs) in the Pirates of the Carribean 3 movie..
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GoranDA Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
yep ;)
thx for stopping by :)
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Blubox Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
En tout cas je ne connaissais pas ces cailloux mouvants ^^
Je préfère quand même les deux autres photos. Ici le cailloux ressort un peu moins et avec la texture forte du sol ça ne facilite pas la lecture.
Par contre j'aime bien l'angle avec tout le parcours du cailloux en background.
Je me demande ce que ça donnerai avec un profondeur de champs très réduite.
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GoranDA Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
j'ai a peu pres la meme avec une DOF reduite, j'aime bien le resultat et j'ai hesite un moment sur laquelle je devais poster ;)
je me suis decider sur celle la parceque je voulais avoir un "example" disponible pour faciliter la lecture de la photo en light painting.
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Blubox Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah oui comme référence ça marche bien effectivement.
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Dieffi Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot!:clap:
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GoranDA Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
thx a lot :)
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glazar Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
i've never heard of these rocks before, and seen no pictures, so it's original ;)
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GoranDA Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
;)
thank you :)
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Elfworks Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008   Photographer
Love the sky, this looks like an amazing place to get photographs
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GoranDA Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
yes, the place is really worth it :thumbsup:
thank you :)
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PederDingo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Student Digital Artist
aye most cool :D
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GoranDA Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
thx ;)
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d-minutiv Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I've seen a lot of photos of these rocks, but never an explanation. I always thought it was some kind of human/photographers intervention, it's good to know it's natural and hard to explain ;) Nature is amazing!
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GoranDA Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
glad I learned you something ;)
thx for stopping by :)
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d-minutiv Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup:
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donaldmctim Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008   Photographer
That is a awesome picture!!! and interesting story behind it!!
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GoranDA Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
glad you like it, thx :)
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