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From Ice to Fire 7

From Ice to Fire 7
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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: 2012
Categories: Ocean
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-02 2:54
Viewed: 1843
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From the same locality and occurring in the succession of strata shown with No 6 in the series, slump structures like these, with their contorted and folded layers, are common in turbidites that can otherwise be very evenly bedded. A turbidite is a rapid gravity flow, in this case, 275 million years ago, from the continental slope into the deep water of the Ecca Basin, and the slumping occured at the end of the process by collapse of certain water-saturated layers of soft sediment against frictional resistance and water escape due to compaction under the weight of the overlying strata.

Pocket knife for scale.

This is the seventh 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 main aim with this series is to show, with what will probably be more than 20 pictures, the gradual transition of the environment from an ice desert through ever-increasing aridity until the whole of Southern Africa, as well as adjacent parts of Gondwana, had become a sand desert. Ultimately, the environment became dominated by supervolcanic eruptions of very large extent similar to that of the Deccan Traps of India. Gondwana then separated into the landmasses of the southern hemisphere as well as India which ended up in collision with Asia to form the Himalaya Mountains.

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Hello Mr.Neels,
NOTE is really nice.The way you are removing the veil of our past Universe,is really great.Like this picture.Nice depth with natural colour.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

This is a rather complicated pattern of resettlement of strata through the ages you mention in your note, Neels.
The picture clearly shows the features of this formation.
Wonderful extension of the theme already developed in your previous images.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-02 4:14]

Hi Neels,finally the sun to have the best brightness on the rocks,the result is really beautiful,looks like an abstract peinture,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

another good picture of your FROM ICE TO FIRE series.
exposure and colour is so perfect that all the features of the stone visible here.
thank you Neels for this ongoing pictorial journey.

Hi Neels,
again thanks for this interesting series. Very good presentation and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Neels
照的很特殊 沒看過這整沈澱岩積

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