The Beauty of a Distant Planet

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This close-up from a open-pit mining area turned out to be much more dramatic and abstract than I expected at the first place. It could certainly be a photo from another planet as well.

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Sixten Imgs on July 8, 2012

But not as much beauty on this planet...? It is really a place to take powerful and dramatic photos, Patrick. Good titles.

Patrick Arnold on July 8, 2012

I was at another place today, which was quite different. Actually, most of these open-pit mining areas were immediately closed down after the German Reunification in 1990. These old moonscapes were then (and still are) re-cultivated. One important aspect is to flood the old hollows, and this way many new lakes arose around Leipzig, which will be (or maybe already are) nice tourist attractions.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 2, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Patrick Arnold
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix HS20EXR
    • Taken on 2012/06/17 11:51:22
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/300)
    • Focal Length: 71.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash