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Natural Rock Art

Natural Rock Art
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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: 2008-09-24
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon PowerShot A640
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-13 4:56
Viewed: 4681
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Last one, for now, from the Wonderkoppie ("Mystery Hill"). The bluish marble behaved like dough and the more competent layers of calc-silicate rock were contorted during the structural deformation that took place approximately 1200 million years ago. Width of the image is between one and two metres.

UPDATE: Yes, 1200 million (1.2 billion) years ago is correct. The structural deformation and metamorphism occurred during the Namaqua-Natal event of orogenesis (mountain building) and ultrametamorphism which, as the name suggests, affected South Africa from Namaqualand in the west to KwaZulu Natal in the east when three continents collided. The oldest rocks on Earth are nearly 4 000 million (4 billion) years old with rocks in the Barberton Mountainland and in the Limpopo Mobile Belt in Limpopo Province (South Africa) amongst them. In fact, rocks with an age of 4200 million years have now been found.

Note: More information on the history of this accompanies the upload just before this one.

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Hi Neels,

Good composition and record of this fine rock formation, i would have liked more information on this historical rock formation, nevertheless interesting a nice entry today, TFS.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-03-13 6:23]

Hallo Neels,
Besondere klip, goed opgemerk.

Incredible story and photograph once again Neels! 120 000 000 or 1 200 000 000 years ago is my question? Never the less this sounds incredible, may be those rocks are amongst the oldest exposed rocks on earth!
Perfect composition and superb colors indeed! Bravo Neels!
George Veltchev

Ciao Neels, wonderful composition with fantastic design, great abstract by nature, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Very interesting photo Neels!! The composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent.

Hello Neels,
It almost looks like snakes fossilised in the stone. Very impressive. Thanks for sharing.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-03-13 13:16]

Hi Neels,very interesting and truely new for me...what a beautiful design create by the nature and the time,and what a perfect pic to understand that,great sharpness,colors and POV.Thanks for share,have a nice week,Luciano.

Hi Neels,
I like your natural rock art. This is true. Nature can be artistic. Perfect sharpness and nice colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Hallo Neels,
perfect title for this splendid image, very good sharpness, splendid colours, very well composed
Best regards

Interesting natural art beautifully portrayed.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-03-14 0:31]

Hello Neels.
Very nice intersting capture.Details,POV,sharpness and composition are wonderful.Excellent work!TFS.Best regards Siggi

Hi Neels
Interesting description very interesting makes me wonder how short our life is compared to evolution. Nice presentation very beautiful. Thanks for sharing!
Regards Hedesan

Dear neels,
What a strange pic! It is like a expressionniste travail .The nature can surprise us everytime.Lovely! TFS

PS: Nice week!

Hello Neels,

An interesting and different image, accompanied by a fine note!
The rock is captured with good texture, fine details and colour reproduction...
The patterns in the rock really open for an imaginary flight!

Pablo -

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-03-15 7:55]

Hello Neels,
An amazing ancient rock formation well captured to contrast of the silicate folds embedded in the limestone with fine natural colours and sharpness. I wonder if the bluish tinge of this ancient limestone is due to a copper content?
The patterns make a nice composition.
Thanks and kind regards,

exciting geological pic, TFS Ori

Good selection of rock details to present an interesting phase of metamorphal stages of the planet earth, Neels. The composition is attractive with the right degree of exposure.

Fascinating. I like this "found art" in nature.

Hi Neels,
A very good capture and only for those who are willing and have the privilege to walk in the veld and having a keen and trained eye to see the beauty of nature!
Thank you for the very interesting information.
Kind regards

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