On the rock fin #1

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Comments (7)

Ryan Calhoun on July 17, 2008

Thanks Nicolas. It's really amazing how these rocks can have so many layers and patterns without ever repeating themselves.

Rafael (Retrocool) on July 17, 2008

That is beautiful...I agree with Nicolas on the lines.. it really draws my attention and makes me look at the photo even closer

©junebug on July 29, 2008

I also love these rocks with their beautiful patterns created by erosion, Ryan! It's amazing! Cheers, Anne

Ryan Calhoun on August 6, 2008

Thank you Rafael and Anne. It's not just the erosion here that makes such fascinating lines--the rock layers are all bent and slanted, some almost all the way on their side. The patterns made by the lines are sometimes 90° off from what you'd expect.


May Margrit B. (Swis… on September 23, 2008

Fascinating views, Ryan! The pressure on the rocks is amazing. I have photographed some examples in the Alps, which show strangest shapes, some look like a folded cloth.

To my delight I see that you seem to have spared a little time for Panoramio. I missed you dearly, your photos and comments, though I haven't been busy in Panoramio either for many weeks! :)

Best wishes, May

Ryan Calhoun on September 24, 2008

Hello, May! Yes, I have some more free time in the evenings, now that I'm not constantly sorting through boxes and endless more boxes.

Thank you for visiting my bug's eye view photo. :)


Ryan Calhoun on September 13, 2009

Hi Gerry, thanks for your comments! Sorry for the late response, btw. The erosion is caused by all the sand blown in the extremely high winds. There are some times of day you almost need breathing equipment here, when the sand whips up in your face and eyes and mouth. It can really be tough on cameras too.


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 16, 2008
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    by Ryan Calhoun
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
    • Taken on 2008/06/22 20:00:03
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/14.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
    • No flash