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From Ice to Fire 22 - The First Lavas

From Ice to Fire 22 - The First Lavas
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Copyright: Neels Gunter (corjan3) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 49 N: 964] (4707)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-09-28
Categories: Mountain
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-10-06 9:36
Viewed: 1560
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The 22nd and penultimate in the series under the title FROM ICE TO FIRE - A 200 MILLION YEAR JOURNEY BETWEEN TWO DESERTS. To follow the whole story, one would have to start with Image 1.

Basaltic magma forms sills below the surface and rushes up along fissures to flow out onto the desert landscape. Sand is still being moved around and aeolian* and associated deposits - lower part - intercalate with the first lava flows - upper part of the picture. Soon now the whole of Southern Africa will be dominated by volcanoes that turn the environment even more hostile, rendering it largely uninhabitable to organic life.

*Aeolus, in Greek mythology, is the god of the winds, hence the adjective for wind-deposited sediments.

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Hello Neels - Another very beautiful mountain landscape. Nice to go through your NOTE. Very good DOF with natural colour. Layers are well visible. I also like the way you have managed harsh Sunlight ( Upper Portion ). Thanks for sharing. Regards - Srikumar

Ciao Neels, interesting geological formation, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-10-06 15:10]

Hi Neels,another very useful pic,absolutely great the way to show us thus form made by the first lava,the design and the colors are a great spectacle,and you show us that in a great quality as usual,very well done! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

All this is almost unbelievable; but, your theory makes sense because this theory has become FACT!!!
These highly educative images speak for themselves.
Wish I could do more to help mankind.
Best and most profound greetings of gratitude for educating us.
Mario from COLD COLD Canada.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-10-06 18:14]

Hello Neels,
The colors in this particular layered strata rock looks very similar to some areas of Ohio. As I travel the interstate highways I am always looking for these unique features which are quite interesting and beautiful. Nicely photographed while showing wonderful detail.

Nice to see this past historical sight. Quite well captured.Attractive.........

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-10-07 5:13]

Hallo Neels,
Weer een mooie bijpassende foto bij de interessante tekst in prachtige natuurlijke kleuren.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-10-07 13:58]

Very nice picture to show all the deposits of the earth. Interesting to see all the details. Congratulatin and thank you for sharing it. Saludos.

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