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From Ice to Fire 10

From Ice to Fire 10
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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: 2010-01-29
Categories: River
Camera: Canon PowerShot A640
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-09 12:44
Viewed: 2100
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tenth 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 the first image.

This part of Gondwana has now moved well away from the south pole. Rivers coming off the mountains in the southeast are, 260 million years ago, meandering nortwestwards over their own previously deposited sediments with which they filled up the Ecca Sea. Their channels migrate laterally, as well as downstream, leaving sand deposits in the form of point bars, levees and crevasse splays in their wake. Very large floodplains that do not dry up for long periods exist and suspended mud settling out from the tranquil waters form layers of mudstone and shale (as in the photo). Only occasionally do the floodplains remain dry for long enough that oxidation of the iron compounds in the argillaceous (very fine grained) sediments can occur, as testified to by the presence of the "red" unit about one third up from the bottom in the photo. It is in this wet and marshy environment that a community of fauna exists, the mammal-like reptiles with great diversity, and begins to leave behind possibly the world's longest unbroken and most famous fossil record.

Note: This image does not purport to be of high photographic merit. Instead it tries to convey a message of some scientific significance.

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Ciao Neels, great view of interesting geological formation, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

HI Neels,
interesting geological formation. Nice colours. Very good presentation. Interesting note.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-10-09 23:46]

Hello Neels,
very nice rock pattern into very nice details of it! just imaging these had been with us million of years! how fasinating! thanks for sharing.Regards Siggi

Ciao Neels
照的清晰 风景漂亮
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hi Neels,
First of all, thanks very much for your PS on my Common Tiger by removing the twig. I like the revised version very much.
Nice shot of this site with excellent sharpness and details plus gorgeous natural coloration.
Thanks and regards!

Hello Mr.Neels,
Another beautiful picture with good NOTE.Good documentation.Like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-10 13:57]

Hi Neels,a different composition whit original colors,another nice work of the time,perfect details as usual.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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