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Soft Rock

Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 28 August 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A stretch of the soft sandstone cliffs at Covesea. The erosion shows the strata of the laid down beds. Softer parts of the stone have been worn away to create amazing textures, sea stacks and caves that burrow deep into the hillside.

NIKON D70s 1/100 second F/9.0 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

k@ from Paris, France

This is great texture !

28 Aug 2009 9:40am

.... from teh, Iran

wow....very beatiful:-)

28 Aug 2009 9:41am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

This picture really shows of the bedding and slight cross-bedding so well. I think I've been here on a Geology field trip about 20yrs ago. Brilliant. Geology Rocks!

28 Aug 2009 10:28am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

The textures and colors are wonderful.

28 Aug 2009 11:00am

Roman from Thunder Bay, Canada

Oh, what a lovely shot, and the composition is just perfect !


28 Aug 2009 12:28pm

Sriram from Chennai, India

Amazing textures and colors! Good one!!

28 Aug 2009 2:25pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, Wales., United Kingdom

Does the name Covesea go right through this rock.."Just a thought"...Love the way you've led the eye right round the curve, nice one Grouse.

28 Aug 2009 2:35pm

@Jeff: Guess you'd need to suck it and see ;)

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Nice compo . Beautiful colors !

28 Aug 2009 2:53pm

Don from spokane, United States

A remarkable shot of the layers and their "carved" look. Nature's handiwork is always so interesting. Great looking color and detail.

28 Aug 2009 3:10pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Un ciel couvert qui met en valeur par sa lumière ces strates géologiques qui racontent un large pan de l'histoire de la Nature...
Bonne fin de semaine lumineuse!

28 Aug 2009 3:24pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Rich in texture and colour, and the landscape must be quite similar to what I see around here too.

28 Aug 2009 5:20pm

Gilbert from Manila, Philippines

nice colors!

28 Aug 2009 5:29pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Truly living geology here . . I see daylight at the far end !

28 Aug 2009 6:40pm

Reno from Madrid, Spain

Your pictures are wonderfull! It's like paintings!

28 Aug 2009 6:56pm

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

Absolutely amazing image - your composition couldn't have been better. Another image to make one marvel at the times that have come before us.

28 Aug 2009 8:16pm

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

The layers and colors in this shot are outstanding. Nicely composed. It would be a spot worth spending some time at.

29 Aug 2009 3:18am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

visually stunning, grouser. and wonderful.

29 Aug 2009 4:39am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice angle

29 Aug 2009 5:02am

Lorna from Regina, Canada

Very dramatic.

29 Aug 2009 5:05am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great textures and color, and a terrific effect, very well done.

29 Aug 2009 6:28am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Wonderful formations. Remarkable glowing ochre colors.

29 Aug 2009 7:15am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! Fantastic framing and texture. Gorgeous

29 Aug 2009 6:01pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe !

29 Aug 2009 6:41pm

Aurore from Paris, France

I love the textures here, and tones too !!

30 Aug 2009 12:50am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

awesome natural design and textures! fab colors!

31 Aug 2009 2:10pm

Marion from Cincinnati, United States

at first glance it looks like a close-up of a tree stump. Incredible. You are so lucky and talented!

3 Sep 2009 1:45am

1/100 second
27 mm (35mm equiv.)