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Copyright: Steve Reekie (LordPotty) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 144 N: 3872] (12503)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-23
Categories: Ocean
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-25 8:17
Viewed: 3486
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
When I stumbled across the seal colony I photographed a few days ago,I had actually walked out to Point Elizabeth to photograph these amazing patterned rocks at the south end of Rapahoe beach.
They are flakey mudstone boulders that have fallen from the towering cliffs above,and have eroded in the pounding surf at high tide.
Sometimes,after storms,this whole area of beach is deep in sand,and the rocks are barely visible.
The geology along the coast between Greymouth and Westport is truly amazing,and entirely different kinds of rock and sand can be found from bay to bay.
Quartz,mica and jasper are all common types of rock found in this area.There is also nephrite jade or greenstone to be found around here.

Hope you like this shot of the curious Rapahoe rocks.
Thanks for looking.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-10-25 8:24]

Hello Steve,
So this is what you were after when you took the fur seal!
The mudstone has an elephant hide texture well captured and presented in this image with fine technical quality and set in a pleasing composition.

The texture here kinda reminds me a little of an elephant's skin... nice composition and detail... lighting, of course, adds to the texture... TFS Steve and have a great weekend... :)


Hi Steve,
An amazing texture on the rochs which you captured here with great details and sharpness.
TFS and greetings from Cyprus.

hello Steve,
At first glance the thumbnails, I
appeared elephant legs, with thick gray skin and opening it ... then I discovered these strange rocks with an interesting geological history that have well documented in note

greetings sERGIO

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-10-26 15:15]

These look just like brains! :-)))
Very interesting observation.
The patterns really are amazing.
Very good sharpness.
Great composition.

Well done,

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