A Little Closer

Dear Reader,
This is the third day of “All Over the Map” and the second of 3 days from a hidden gem south of the Hat. As we drove towards our destination the light looked hopeful and then doubtful. Under bright blue and dramatic grey lights, we spent about 3 hours wandering a land where the gods had been playing with melon ballers. I like the idea of the gods preparing crunchy appetizers. But, I know I have at least one reader who is a geologist ,and may therefore also like a more scientific explanation. Here is some of what was on the sign by the parking area.

” … The main feature is a large area of exposed bearpaw shale out of which appear dozens of sandstone concretions. There spheroids range in size from 1.5 to 2.5 meters in diameter and are exposed to varying degrees from the soft bedrock.  These concretions were formed in the very sediments upon which they sit.  The process by which concretions are formed leaves them harder and more resistant to erosional forces than the surrounding material. When the parent material erodes the spheres are left exposed and then they in turn start to erode.”

Here is the set “All Over the Map” so far

Cheers, Sean

4 Replies to “A Little Closer”

  1. As expected, I love these. I have some almost identical shots. Linda, I’ve done some thinking about a person beside them for scale. Mainly my model was showing off her hair as an example for another shoot I’ve got in mind. Sean and I had discussed draping a model over the rocks, but there are some practical difficulties involved.

    1. Thank you for visiting and commenting. It would be interesting to see how similar / dissimilar are images are next to each other. Sounds like a glass of something. Cheers

  2. Well, it’s not going to surprise you that I like these a LOT! My least favorite is S3 07. The ones with the sky in the background are more pleasing and interesting images–for me, anyway.

    One thought: Put someone in one of the photos for scale to show how big these features really are.

    Oh, and nice colors!

    The Geologist

    1. Dear Geologist, thank you for visiting and commenting. Your idea on scale is an interesting one. I have been thinking of ways to introduce a person, but haven’t come up with anything I like yet. Cheers

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