~ ALONG THE OREGON TRAIL ~

© Jeana Clark

~ ALONG THE OREGON TRAIL ~

Jeana Clark Student 9/14/2010 4:40:53 AM


This most prominent bluff was named after a fur trader named Hiram Scott who died near the bluff in 1828. Wagon trains used the bluff as a major landmark for navigation. The town of Gering, Nebraska, was founded near the base of the bluff in 1887, and the city of Scottsbluff was founded across the North Platte River from the bluff in 1900. Separated only by the river, the two cities have since grown together and now form the 8th-largest urban area in Nebraska. This is one of the wagons on display at the visitors center.

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!! #1307931

Doug Pignet 9/14/2010 4:47:03 AM

Wonderful capture with great colors and clarity...Very well done #8899603

Diane Garcia 9/14/2010 5:07:54 AM

I love everything about it. Great photo! #8899683

Nikki McDonald 9/14/2010 5:11:33 AM

Gorgeous warm tones and light and I love the composition, Jeana. #8899696

Kerry Penn 9/14/2010 5:18:17 AM

I've been there and I think you've done an awesome job with this photo! #8899716

Gina Cormier 9/14/2010 5:19:20 AM

Beautiful composition and image Jeana!!!! #8899718

Danny B. Head 9/14/2010 5:25:47 AM

Love it! #8899736

Vickie J. Jenkins 9/14/2010 5:47:07 AM

Very interesting, informative and beautiful images. #8899776

Bojan Bencic 9/14/2010 6:06:57 AM

Fantastic photo, Jeana. Beautiful POV and tone. Interesting info. #8899803

Bonnie C. Lackey 9/14/2010 6:15:48 AM

Wonderful comp with the wagon and the bluff - I'm ready to hitch up the team! #8899816

Sabrina Ryan 9/14/2010 7:00:38 AM

Outstanding image & description, Jeana! Wow! #8899887

Melissa Gurdus 9/14/2010 8:16:55 AM

Fantastic wide angle shot taken from a dramatic POV with sharp detail and great description, Jeana!!

Melissa #8899994

Tarun Bose 9/14/2010 8:28:16 AM

Outstanding composition with super colour tones, Jeana. #8900007

Jeff W. Robinson 9/14/2010 9:16:04 AM

Very impressive Jeana!! Jeff #8900066

James Reininger 9/14/2010 10:05:49 AM

Great composition! #8900153

Kay E. Mahoney 9/14/2010 11:37:23 AM

Fantastic capture, Jeana. Beautiful scene. Loved the information. #8900290

Gail Vitikacs 9/14/2010 5:51:36 PM

Incredible capture! Love this! #8900704

Leslie McLain 9/14/2010 5:55:03 PM

Love this image, Jeana. Beautiful Perspective and light. I've visited this beautiful monument and you've captured it perfectly. #8900710

Tammy Espino 9/14/2010 6:42:41 PM

Jeana!!! Awesome!!!! #8900813

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 9/14/2010 7:19:39 PM

I N C R E D I B L E, Blondie! I would love to have a photo shoot in this area some day! Do you think other BP'ers would be interested? After all...it IS in the middle of nowhere! LOL

You captured the Scottsbluff area with total perfection! Breathtaking!!! :-) Ma #8900860

Tamara K. Walker 9/14/2010 7:42:15 PM

Looks like you enjoyed your trip across Nebraska. Magnificent images Bubbles. #8900883

Ken Smith 9/15/2010 4:59:36 AM

I've visited that monument and remember the covered wagon...thought it would be a great photo...but even in my mind, it never looked as good as yours. Superb, Jeana! #8901666

Jeana Clark 9/18/2010 7:05:12 AM


Thanks so much everyone!!!!
We sure had a great time!!!
I appreciate your wonderful
comments and input!!!

HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY!!!!

~J~ #8915156

Nikki McDonald 9/21/2010 5:33:13 PM

This really is wonderful, Jeana, from the yucca in the foreground to the wagon to the bluff itself. The detail throughout is excellent as are the colors and light. Just had to come back to tell you again how much I like it and to mark it as a favorite. #8922605

Bojan Bencic 10/15/2010 10:40:51 AM

Congratulations on this great finalist, Jeana. #8968537

Tammy Espino 10/15/2010 11:19:16 AM

Congrats on this awesome finalist,Jeana :) #8968932

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 10/15/2010 11:32:07 AM

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WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!

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Stefania Barbier 10/15/2010 12:01:04 PM

congratulations on your gorgeous finalist!!! #8969342

Tammy M. Anderson 10/15/2010 1:32:33 PM

Congrats Jeana on this beautiful finalist. #8969978

Melissa Olsen 10/15/2010 2:04:54 PM

A most deserving image! #8970160

Nancyj Hovey 10/15/2010 3:55:45 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8970747

Denny E. Barnes 10/15/2010 4:10:02 PM

Congratulations, Jeana on your beautiful and well deserved finalist!! #8970850

Lydia Williams 10/15/2010 4:57:25 PM

Fantastic Finalist...congratulations, Jeana! I enjoy your descriptions and photos very much. #8971282

Joanna Madloch 10/15/2010 6:41:03 PM

Huge congrats, Jeana! #8971726

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 10/16/2010 3:29:23 AM

WoWZa
Congratulations ~S.....Y~!!!
Outstanding Capture
One must admire the early settlers who ventured acrossed this country to parts unknown
Imagine Their delight when coming across such a beautiful sight
Sensational comp color and detail
A very deserving Finalists
Good Luck in the next round

Sleep in Q's and W's #8972677

Leslie McLain 10/16/2010 5:00:51 AM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Jeana. #8972901

Boyd L. Alexander 10/16/2010 6:36:53 AM

WOW! Big Congratulations Jeana on your Beautiful Finalist! #8973218

Linda Blair 10/16/2010 7:22:40 AM

Beautiful finalist...congratulations!!!! #8973419

Usman M. Bajwa 10/16/2010 9:55:30 AM

Beautiful capture and CONGRATZ on the Finalist Award. Good Luck up next!

UB. #8973814

Debra R. Harder 10/16/2010 11:15:57 AM

LOVE THIS, Jeana! Your POV is truly awesome...and the lighting, tones, details and textures are superb. Huge congratulations on your brilliant finalist! Deb #8974132

Merna L. Nobile 10/16/2010 11:24:59 AM

Every month, with our camera in hand, we go out and find what we hope will be the “winning photo.”
Those of us that don’t get recognized, just continue to search for that special image, until one day the Congratulations come pouring in from some of the best artist and friends anyone could image.
So to the Better Photo winners for the month of September, I congratulate you on a job so well done.
My very best to all of you, Merna Nobile
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Roxanne M. Bubar 10/16/2010 1:46:23 PM

WOW a big congrats on this outstanding image. #8974674

Tamara K. Walker 10/16/2010 5:24:20 PM

CONGRATULATIONS! #8975151

Gina Cormier 10/17/2010 6:53:45 AM

Congrats Jeana on this beauty!! #8976288

Nikki McDonald 10/17/2010 8:00:01 AM

Superb finalist, Jeana -- hope to see this one more time soon :) Congratulations. #8976504

Jessica Jenney 10/17/2010 8:17:49 AM

Congratulations, Jeana on your fabulous finalist! Hope to see this win! #8976551

Jessica Jenney 10/17/2010 4:10:56 PM

YAY!!!! I knew this would win! Congratulations, Jeana! #8977662

Courtenay Vanderbilt 10/17/2010 4:21:17 PM

Fantastic image, BDB! Huge Congratulations!!! #8977732

Nikki McDonald 10/17/2010 4:40:32 PM

And I do!! Congratulations on the win, Jeana! #8977851

Patricia A. Coblentz 10/17/2010 4:42:41 PM

Congratulations on your terrfic win, Jeana! #8977861

Leslie McLain 10/17/2010 4:51:41 PM

Congrats on your beautiful winner, Jeana. #8977913

Claudia Kuhn 10/17/2010 4:57:50 PM

Wonderful perspective Jeana, congratulations on your win! #8977941

Lydia Williams 10/17/2010 5:05:54 PM

Congratulations on this gold winner...My husband and I enjoyed seeing this capture...as he has been there...Well done! #8977974

Judy A. Lawhon 10/17/2010 5:24:37 PM

Oh, Jeana.....this is spectacular and a well deserved winner!! #8978070

Nancyj Hovey 10/17/2010 5:27:10 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your 2nd Place WINNER! 8o) #8978084

Ken Smith 10/17/2010 6:10:39 PM

No surprise here, Jeana...so glad to see this one again! #8978390

Michelle Alton 10/17/2010 6:11:26 PM

Jeana, This was one of a collection of your winning shots in September. Brilliant work. Congratulatons! #8978397

Sabrina Ryan 10/17/2010 6:12:34 PM

Congratulations on this Excellent Winning Image, Jeana! #8978406

Murry Grigsby 10/17/2010 6:40:52 PM

Congrats on your fine photo and win Jeana! #8978574

Chris Schlosser 10/17/2010 6:46:08 PM

Congratulations, Jeana! #8978598

Rona L. Schwarz 10/17/2010 7:56:04 PM

Marvelous capture and terrific information to go with it, Jeana! MANY CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding Gold Winner! #8978821

Sam Britt 10/17/2010 8:08:15 PM

Big Congratulations on this winner, Jeana! #8978861

Debra R. Harder 10/17/2010 8:21:48 PM

I knew this was a winner when I first saw it, Jeana!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your OUTSTANDING GOLD WINNER!! Deb #8978916

Shelly A. Van Camp 10/17/2010 9:07:00 PM

Beautiful.....Congrats, my friend! #8978991

Usman M. Bajwa 10/17/2010 11:23:26 PM

Jeana, huge CONGRATZ on this terrific winner!!

UB. #8979169

Stefania Barbier 10/18/2010 2:31:11 AM

gorgeous winner, congratulations!!! #8979314

Aimee S. McMaster 10/18/2010 4:33:05 AM

....congratulations on this ever so cool winner sweet Jeana! #8979665

Carolyn M. Fletcher 10/18/2010 4:37:37 AM

Congrats, Ms. Kansas! (aka Jeana)..Great capture! #8979687

Linda Blair 10/18/2010 6:06:21 AM

Beautiful winner...congratulations!!! #8980009

Gina Cormier 10/18/2010 6:19:28 AM

Congrats on this stunning image Jeana!!!!!!!!! #8980064

Bojan Bencic 10/18/2010 6:31:44 AM

Congratulations, Jeana. Fantastic photo. #8980125

Jack Ryan 10/18/2010 6:48:08 AM

Congratulations, Jeana...a very deserving winner. #8980171

Carla Capra 10/18/2010 7:40:25 AM

Congratulations on your winning image.
;) CC #8980331

Monnie Ryan 10/18/2010 8:33:59 AM

WTG Jeana! Fabulous capture and a well-deserved win! #8980496

Mitch Spence 10/18/2010 8:55:10 AM

This is a wondeful image, Jeana, and a most well-deserved gold winner. Congratulations. #8980538

Patrick Rouzes 10/18/2010 9:17:06 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible Winner, Jeana! WTG! #8980604

Karen Bacon 10/18/2010 9:17:25 AM

A big congratulations on this outstanding winner! #8980605

David Phalen 10/18/2010 10:20:31 AM

BIG Congrats on a fabulous Winner!! #8980734

Val Feldman 10/18/2010 11:57:34 AM

Hey there, Jeana! CONGRATS!!!! Outstanding capture and lookin' so good wearing the GOLD! WTG!!! #8980965

Tammy Espino 10/18/2010 2:45:22 PM

Way to go!! :) #8981257

Stanley C. Sims 10/18/2010 6:20:38 PM

Reminds me of the John Ford westerns. A stunning image Jeana. Big congrats on this winner. #8981802

Daniella Puente 10/18/2010 6:28:17 PM

Congratulations Jeana, amazing capture!!! #8981842

Tiia Vissak 10/18/2010 10:39:56 PM

Congratulations! #8982162

Stephen Zacker 10/19/2010 3:28:58 AM

Great perspective. Congratulations #8982373

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 10/19/2010 4:06:51 AM

Well
Well
Well
Congratulations ~S.....Y~!!
A Remarkable Capture That Charged into The Winners Circle
Is it My Imagination or does anyone else see a galloping horse on the mountainside leading the charge?

Congratulations on Your OUTSTANDING Win MY FRIEND!!

Extra Q's and Friends For You!!! #8982442

Renee Doyle 10/19/2010 6:00:44 AM

Fantastic comp and low pov Jeana!! Big congratulations to you on this wonderful capture and winner!!! #8982832

Jeana Clark 10/19/2010 9:06:23 AM

Thanks to everyone for your
wonderfully warm thoughts,
comments and congratulations...
I so appreciate you All!!!

HAVE A LOVELY DAY!!!!
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Daniel Ruf 10/19/2010 9:55:24 AM

Congrats on this brilliant image. Excellent quality of light and POV. What a great subject. #8983376

Mike Clime 10/19/2010 11:39:37 AM

Congratulations on your winner, Jeana! #8983588

Anita N. Hogue 10/19/2010 12:47:46 PM

WOW, this is absolutely stunning, Jeana! Congratulations! #8983748

Terry Cervi 10/19/2010 2:23:17 PM

Congrats on this awesome win, Jeana!! Love it! #8983982

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 10/19/2010 3:49:43 PM

I guess it's just me #8984112

Datha Y. Thompson 10/19/2010 9:11:03 PM

Outstanding!!!! Love it Jeana!!
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! ! :) #8984701

Jeff W. Robinson 10/20/2010 3:34:57 AM

Congrats Jeana on your Outstanding 2nd Place Win! Jeff #8984988

Peter Appelbaum 10/20/2010 4:17:55 PM

Gorgeous winner Jeana. This should be poster size. Congrats!! Peter #8986183

Shawn Jennings 10/21/2010 9:26:50 AM

Fantastic image, Jeana! Congratulations on your win! #8987716

Tarun Bose 10/21/2010 8:57:21 PM

Big congrats for your winner, Jeana. #8988735

Phyllis Burchett 10/22/2010 12:11:05 PM

Fabulous! Congrats on your win Jeana! #8989958

Debbie Hartley 10/23/2010 5:27:20 AM

Beautiful image and congratulations on your winner Jeana! #8990975

Mary Timman 11/10/2010 11:07:04 AM

Oh, Love this! Great tones, wonderful placement of the wagon, just an awesome image. Congratulations..you really deserved it on this! #9025965

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Description


Many wagons passed by this now National Monument located in Morrill County Nebraska. Scotts Bluff National Monument in western Nebraska includes an important 19th century landmark on the Oregon Trail and Mormon Trail. The monument contains multiple bluffs (steep hills) located on the south side of the North Platte River, but it is named after one prominent bluff called Scotts Bluff which rises over 830 feet (330 m) above the plains at its highest point. The monument is composed of five rock formations named Crown Rock, Dome Rock, Eagle Rock, Saddle Rock, and Sentinel Rock. Scotts Bluff County and the city of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, were named after the landmark. Although discovered by non-natives in 1812, it was In 1823 the route to the Rocky Mountains was rediscovered, and the bluffs became a regular landmark for fur traders in the region.

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Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: -0.30, ExposureTime: 10/800 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 160, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 14.30 mm, Model: DSC-R1

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