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Coal And Quartz

Coal And Quartz
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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: 2009-01-28
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-04 2:13
Viewed: 3834
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is another shot taken from Mount George,looking down towards the Motukiekie Rocks near 10 Mile.

At first glance this might just look like a landscape shot,but if you look at the rock ledge in the foreground you can see a rounded lump of coal and a piece of smoky quartz,naturally exposed by weathering.
This area of the West Coast is very rich in mineral deposits,and coal and gold have been mined here extensively since the early 1900s.
It is not at all unusual to find coal seams exposed to the surface around here,in fact,the Croesus Track which we followed over the mountains a couple of weeks ago,starts out as a path cut into solid coal!
Pure white quartz,rose quartz and smoky quartz are also abundant in our rivers and on our beaches,often permeated by shiny flakes of mica,which give the riverbeds and beaches a sparkling glitter look.
This place really is a geologists paradise!

Thanks for looking!

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Hello Steve! Excellent seascape. Dangerous rocks. Good POV and capture. Very good work. Good luck!

Namastay Steve,
A beautiful aerial view of the blue sea. Excellent composition and lovely colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.


Ciao Steve, lovely sea view with beautiful rocks, splendid light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Steve! Good Morning!
An excellent sescape capture with nice composition.
TFS and cheers,

Hi Steve,

A good depth shot. Like 3D. I like the rough seas around the rocks very well. And the difference between the deep and shallow sea is also very good show in colors. Great compo. Your POV, DOF are good. The coal is also very clear and sharp. The notes are very interesting. Can you also use these type of coal for the (old type) stove?

Great shot. Thanks for sharing. Greetings and TFS BOB

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-02-05 16:59]

Hi Steve,
such a very academic finding that combines between landscape and beauty. Really something useful in this geological aspect of shot. Really appreciate what you have discovered and thanks.Indeed a very beneficial notes to be shared.


NB: Thanks for your useful response and info on the pin mould which englighten me on the subject.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-02-08 11:19]

Very cool shot Steve, alot of interesting elements to it, particularly to a amateur geology enthusiast...save you getting cold in the evening of you're camping out too, eh? ;o)
Very well chosen POV giving a huge feeling of height looking down onto what looks like an impressive looking coatline. Great shot, deserves more attention.

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