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HDR enhanced photo taken at Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, Texas. Dinosaur Valley State Park showcases the first dinosaur footprints ever found. Discovered in the 1930’s by a rural postman reported his find to the local high school science teacher. Suddenly, world wide attention was focused on the find and the New York Museum of Natural History actually cut a block containing some of the tracks from the bed of the Paluxy River and are supposedly still housed at that institution. Remaining tracks are still visible in the riverbed and surrounding rocks. These dinosaur replicas were produced for Sinclair Oil for a World’s Fair and following the closure the fair, donated them to Dinosaur Valley State Park.

Taken with Canon EOS Rebel XTi

Took third place in Webshots Creative Challenge on HDR images.

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Handheld, single JPG image copied to make 5 identical images, Photomatrix Pro 3.1 used to set exposures to +4 to -4

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Son of an avid reader of paperbacks and a manager of a photofinishing plant in Abilene, Texas.

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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 5 years ago

    Great shot, I don’t think those fences will be strong enough though LOL, xx

  • You caught me, Ann. I was unsure if anyone caught the humor intended in the title. ;)

    – Terence Russell

  • 3XEternity
    3XEternityover 5 years ago


  • Thank you, 3XEternity. Nice moniker, BTW. I am very very proud of this image. I not only finally took a place in the WS Creative Challenges with this one, but it is one of the few photos I took of the sights right here in my hometown.

    – Terence Russell

  • S .
    S .over 5 years ago

    awesome …. looks like some jurassic park stuff

  • The kids love these re-creations. If you look right under the tail of the T-Rex, you can see a bit of the little boy who was ogling it from close up. They actually have some dinosaur tracks which can be seen in this park.

    – Terence Russell

  • Barb White
    Barb Whiteover 5 years ago

    tell me where this is so I can avoid the place. :-D Awesome!

  • Barb, these replicas are within the confines of Dinosaur Valley State Park, here in Glen Rose, Texas. The riverbed in the park has the first dinosaur tracks ever discovered. They were accidentally discovered in the 30s. A block of them was cut from the riverbed and are now house in New York’s Museum of Natural History. These replicas were manufactured, I have been told, for the Sinclair Oil Company (I believe) for the New York World’s Fair (again, my facts may not be completely straight) some years ago, and they donated them to the park,

    – Terence Russell

  • Barb White
    Barb Whiteover 5 years ago

    they are pretty cool! :-) thanks for the info!

  • Kostas Pavlis
    Kostas Pavlisover 5 years ago

    Amazing, dinosaurs look very real.

  • That may be one of the things that drew the eye of the judges in the WS challenge.

    – Terence Russell

  • Charles Dobbs Photography
    Charles Dobbs ...over 5 years ago

    Love this place!

  • Rachel Leigh
    Rachel Leighabout 5 years ago

    Good thing they have those fenced in! Wouldnt want them roaming about, would we?haha.Great shot!

  • Thanks for your appreciation of my weird sense of humor!

    – Terence Russell

  • FallingHorse
    FallingHorseabout 5 years ago

    Lol – love it! Love the title – looks like you have yourself a captive audience!

  • Thanks, a lot!

    – Terence Russell

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 5 years ago

    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

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