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Sandstone


Sandstone
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-05
Categories: Ocean
Camera: Canon Powershot S1-IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-02-06 11:23
Viewed: 3862
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yesterday was a beautiful day at the beach. Walking on the rocks by the ocean, I noticed the beautiful designs on the sandstone.

Sandstone

Sandstone is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-size mineral or rock grains. Most sandstone is comprised of quartz and/or feldspar because these are the most common minerals in earth's crust. Like sand, sandstone may be any color, but the most common colors are tan, brown, yellow, red, gray, and white. Since sandstone beds often form highly visible cliffs and other topographic features, certain colors of sandstone may be strongly identified with certain regions. For instance, much of the North American West is well-known for its red sandstones.

Some sandstones are resistant to weathering, yet are easy to work. This makes sandstone a common building and paving material. Because of the hardness of the individual grains, uniformity of grain size, and somewhat friable nature, sandstone is an excellent material from which to make grindstones for sharpening blades and other implements. Non-friable sandstone can be used for grindstones grinding grain.

Rock formations that are primarily sandstone usually allow percolation of water and are porous enough to store large quantities, making them valuable aquifers. Fine grained aquifers, such as sandstones, are more apt to filter out pollutants from the surface than are rocks with cracks and crevices such as limestones or other rocks fractured from seismic activity.

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ALIRIZA, SunToucher, emmari, samos, Luc, marhowie, Chico67, ellis49 has marked this note useful
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To Evelynn: Rocksmanyee 1 02-09 00:46
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Hello Manyee,
Very interesting and nice capture .I like composition,color and POV.Your notes are very useful.Congratulations Manyee for shoting.
Have nice days...
ALIRIZA

Wow, I've never seen this before. Thsi really beautifull.

TFS,
Niek

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  • emmari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 387] (3105)
  • [2006-02-06 13:06]

Very amazing place !
Good job.
TFS
Emmanuel

Wow! This is beautiful! It looks like someone spread a leopard skin rug over the rocks.

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  • samos Gold Star Critiquer [C: 79 W: 4 N: 2] (39)
  • [2006-02-06 13:20]

Hello Manyee Very interesting and very beautiful photo I like it good work thanks for this nice view regards Stavros

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-02-06 15:11]

Je n'ai pas le loisir ces jours-ci d'écrire des commentaires ou des éloges dithyrambiques et panégyriques sur vos travaux.
Et j'ai encore moins le temps pour les traduire dans vote langue maternelle.
Mais je vous prie d'accepter sans ambages le maigrelet icône qu'on me permet de vous octroyer en récompense pour votre travail assidu, source de joies pour mon regard quelques fois ébloui.
Merci amie ManYee.

It's an interesting shot ManYee. Very cool the way the water has shaped & sculpted this sandstone. It almost looks like a animals hide with all the brown markings. Well done!
Thank You.

Hi Manyee,
At the first glance, I thought it was an octopus... That sandstone has wonderful colours and stange drawings. It looks like it has been twisted by human hands.
Thanks for the explanations and for sharing,
regards, Claude

Hi Manyee.
a interesting and nice picture. Agreé with Claude, looks like an octopus
The pattern and the colours are lovely.
Well composed and good details.
Very well done, my friend.

Interesting shot. What beach were you at? I don't remember seeing that color of patterned rock. I'll have to go check it out.

Just catching up with my critiques, sorry for the delay :)

Oo-er! If you didn't tell me it was sandstone, I'd either think it was a pancake or maybe an octopus!! Fascinating, thanks for sharing.

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