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From Ice to Fire 6

From Ice to Fire 6
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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: 2010-01-25
Categories: Ocean
Camera: Canon PowerShot A640
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-01 12:38
Viewed: 2073
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the sixth in the series under the title FROM ICE TO FIRE - A TWO HUNDRED MILLION YEAR JOURNEY BETWEEN TWO DESERTS. To follow the whole story one would have to start from Image 1.

The inland Ecca Sea, now thought to may have had connections to open ocean, is still deepening at around 275 million years before present (MYBP). Layers of mud accumulate on the continental slope and once the angle of repose is exceeded, or by even slight earth tremors, are dislodged and slide in the form of rather coherent slurries of mud into the depths of the basin. They essentially retain their external geometry but internally the layers are contorted in the form of slump structures typical of these turbidites (products of turbidity, or density, currents) as will be shown in the next upload.

As seen here, the strata, originally deposited with horizontal disposition are tilted quite steeply by the ongoing orogenesis (mountain building) in the south caused by the collision of two plates that are closing the Agulhas Sea.

NOTE: Turbidity currents often are the cause of the breakage of undersea communication cables. The sky was overcast and was darkened some for less severe contrast.

Hotelcalifornia, kinglove, drchoneydew, ramthakur, maaciejka, yiannis, anel, peter_stoeckl has marked this note useful
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Hello Mr.Neels,
The way you sending us back to the dawn of creation of our Universe is really fascinating.Your picture showing us so many hidden gems are infront of us,but we don't care it minutely.
Well captured from road side.Details and layers are well visible.
Never ending road and never ending mystery lying side by side.Very good work.Like it.
Thanks for your great contribution here in TN,
Regards and have a nice day tomorrow,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-01 13:52]

Hi Neels,a very strange sky and a difficult light,but a very good capture despite the terrible moment,good details and a complete view on this new work of time,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Neels, great view of fantastic place, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Neels,
那一片嚴石很突出 訴說歷史的記憶

This cross section of the formation apparently sliced for the construction of the highway turns out to be a perfect sample of your elaboration of the phenomenon in your note, Neels.
As a matter of fact, the cloudy conditions at the time of taking this picture somehow intensify the 'feel' of the earth so many million years ago despite the man-made road adjacent to the formation.
This is like watching another episode of Earth's life history.

Hi Neels,
and now we can see the perspective. Nice point of view. Excellent note. Interesting all series.
Thanks for sharing,

Interesting and beautiful presentation Neels!

Hello Neels
Well captured and documented geology. Very interesting to see. Excellent detail and exposure. Even some plants on top!
regards yiannis

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-10-02 0:47]

Hello Neels,
it is interesting to keep track of your contributions here will be much of the earth formation erfahren.Very good post-thank you.Regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-02 7:28]

Hello Neels,
Another interesting photo of this rock formation. Wonderful layers. The dramatic sky in the background highlighted the atmosphere.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-10-03 5:12]

Hello Neels,
Very attractive picture showing these stratae in an amazing way. Best point of view and the colours are of great visual impact. Interesting to learn about the history of the formation of continents.
Thanks a lot

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