Duke's Nose for R Shannon Sr
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|This is a famous landmark Duke's Nose, as seen from the Express Highway, Khandala during monsoon season (when not covered by the dense fog). |
It is situated at steep hills of Deccan plateau & mimics the supine posture of celebrated Duke. The first Duke of Wellington was so renowned for his large hooked nose that his troops gave him the nickname of 'Nosey'.
The summit is great attraction for amateur mountaineers.
The topmost portion happens to be a volcanic plug. A volcanic plug, also called a volcanic neck or lava neck, is a volcanic landform created when magma hardens within a vent on an active volcano. When forming, a plug can cause an extreme build-up of pressure if volatile-charged magma is trapped beneath it, and this can sometimes lead to an explosive eruption. If a plug is preserved, erosion may remove the surrounding rock while the erosion-resistant plug remains, producing a distinctive pinnacle landform.Volcanic plugs are formed when lava solidifies in the pipe of an extinct volcano. Over time, the volcanic cone made up of less resistant rocks wears away, leaving behind the conspicuous solidified volcanic plug.
Refer my previous dedication to Bob Shannon of the same landscape during summer Duke’s Nose
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A beautiful shot, Ranjan!I onder how it would look on a brighter day!
Hi MF Subhash, a real natural creation and great dedication to our friend Bob! i am sure he will love this.
TFS and cheers,
The answer is no I had not..and so I went to check my mail junk box...sure enough...it came up....thank you so much good Dr. This almost looks like film camera work...I am surprised at how well you caught the subtle tone changes. At worst it looks like a high end Canon shot...VERY do and VERY much apprciated...I am so sorry to have missed it!