Castlewood white limestone

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Comments (9)

walkaboutwest on November 20, 2007

Very nice photo, Ryan, with the vivid color I really like. I did not know Missouri had such rugged-looking country, but I did know it has lots of limestone and caves :).

Ryan Calhoun on November 20, 2007

Thanks Eve. This is the crown of the bluffs, looking up toward the ridge. This was as far down as I was able to climb before a sheer drop. There are lots of bluffs and exposed limestone formations in Missouri which look very rugged up close, but the whole state has an elevation change of only a few hundred feet, so these relatively small features are pretty easy to overlook.

Greetings, Ryan

Lilypon on November 22, 2007

It's very striking photo with the light limestone and that gorgeous blue sky and white clouds Ryan!

© Carsten on November 22, 2007

Hi Ryan, what I thought first was, wow, cool rocks and stones, they jump right into my face. This is caused by the light and the angle. But also because of the very cool cloud. This cloud is pushing. Very good composition. I really like it. Everything is moving from top right to down left, But THE CLOUD is moving to upper left. Very cool.



Ryan Calhoun on November 22, 2007

Thanks Pam and Carsten! I had climbed down to get a better look along the bluffs, but the light was much better for this shot looking back toward the bluffs.

Greetings, Ryan

Brandon_Belew on November 23, 2007

I agree with Eve, I had not known Missouri had such hilly and rough terrain. I guess I always assumed it was mostly flat like Kansas. Your photos have done great justice to the state for correcting this unfortunate assumption of mine =)

Ryan Calhoun on November 26, 2007

Brandon, Missouri does have lots of flat farmland, but it's not part of tornado country like Oklahoma or Kansas. The Ozark mountains to the south and river bluffs to the north, the flat plains are confined mostly to the center of the state. The St. Louis area gets a good mix of all these different terrains.

Greetings, Ryan

Dana Jensen on November 28, 2007

Many more great photos, but this one stuck out. I like it, it has interesting layers of great color. Nice shot.

Ryan Calhoun on November 29, 2007

Thanks Dana. Greetings to you.


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  • Uploaded on November 19, 2007
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    by Ryan Calhoun