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From Ice to Fire 23 - CFB

From Ice to Fire 23 - CFB
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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: Desert, Mountain
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-10-07 10:01
Viewed: 1655
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The 23rd and final 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.

It is still the year 183 million before present. A continental flood basalt (CFB) event ensues and many millions of cubic kilometres of dark magma pour out from fissures onto the light-coloured aeolian desert deposits in only a few million years. The whole of Southern Africa, including Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, is dominated by volcanic activity. A thick column of basalt quickly accumulates of which the original thickness is unknown as some of it has subsequently been eroded away. The maximum preserved thickness is at least 1650 metres. This is the prelude, during the early Jurassic Period, to the fragmentation of Gondwana which would split up into the landmasses of the southern hemisphere and India.

The 200 million-year journey, starting with an ice desert and moving through progressively warmer and more arid environments, ends with the termination of sedimentary deposition by the domination of volcanic activity.

I wish to thank all of you who viewed these images and especially those who left their comments. It has been fun and TN served as a testing ground to determine whether this series might have merit enough to be converted into a roadside geology guide and, ultimately, into a fully-fledged book on the evolutionary history of the Karoo Supergroup of geological formations which is world famous for its unbroken fossil record of the evolution of mammal-like reptiles.

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I feel confident that this series on TN will have served as a testing ground to merit the attention of our human society re: mankind's history.
CONGRATULATIONS and GRATITUDE are in order from all of us to you, Neels, for having educated us.
Mario with greetings from Canada.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-10-07 13:00]

Hi Neels,it's a pity that your serie is finish. I read every time your note using sometimes the translator because my english is very bad,and i must to give you a big thanks for the precious info every time and the excellent pics too,you were brave to try a work like that in this website! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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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 13:03]

Hallo Neels,
Een prachtige serie komt ten einde. Onvoorstelbaar knap hoe je steeds je tekst hebt begeleid met de passende foto. Persoonlijk vind ik dit ook nog eens een van je beste en mooiste foto's in de serie.
Bedankt en vriendelijke groet,

Ciao Neels, fantastic landscape, wonderful warm colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Neels ... Good day
I was fortunate to see some of your latest work backed by an interesting information, and I must say that I like your series and even your photos with small exceptions. The unfortunate element here is that the popularity of Treknature has slipped beyond recognition lately as expected and in my view our efforts remains somewhat underrated ........ just a thought
George Veltchev

Hello Neels - Another beautiful documentary with well NOTE, which is really useful for such picture. Good DOF with splendid colour of this picture attracted me a lot. Thanks for sharing. Regards and have a nice day - Srikumar

Hello Neels,
Another great achievement. The details and the colors are gorgeous. I like how we can see the elements which compose this section through the layers of rock.

hallo Neels
Super serie met prachtige kleuren en mooie compositie's
gr lou

Hi Neels,
you have taken us on an exciting journey through your continent's geological history with precisely well documenting images and well informing, well written notes. A pleasure to follow your journey. Thank you!
With best regards and best wishes for a peaceful and happy new year,

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