Another one from a favourite place…
If you are curious about where this photograph was taken, see the comments in the previous post.
May 10, 2007 in Photoworks, Rocks by Marja-Leena
Lovely rock. I know my initial reactions are usually wide of the mark, but my first thought was of photographs of the Earth from space, with a city below clouds.
It’s a great image. Lots to engage the eye-mind.
Mr Zip – we’re thinking alike this time! I loved the contrast of smooth areas with the rough on this ocean battered rock, and was surprised to see how it looked in the photo.
CdV – welcome and thank you! I noticed a while ago that you’re back with a new blog.
they do look very lunar; I like them all.
Thanks, Lucy! I’m enjoying going through these photographs and scanning some favourites.
I had a similar thought to Mr Zip’s — not a city but an image taken from space of land forms here on Earth, perhaps something like the scablands of North America. What an intriguing series, Marja-Leena. I share your fascination for rock textures and forms. They are not easy to photograph well, I think!
MB, yes, the land forms. I don’t know the term “scablands”, would that be what we call “badlands”? Did you read the comment in my previous post, about how I became so interested in these textures and forms? It’s really grown a lot since then, all the way to ancient petroglyphs and pictographs.
Different from badlands. They are correctly called the Channeled Scablands, and are located southeast of you, in eastern Washington. Pleistocene Lake Missoula gave way in cataclysmic floods, and according to Norman McLean in A River Runs Through It, “It was the biggest flood in the world for which there is geological evidence.” If you’re interested you can Google for satellite images of the area (there’s one here, scroll down). There’s also an article at wikipedia. Hope that link works for you!
MB, thanks for that fascinating link! Always learning something new… We’ve driven through the part of Washingon many years ago, in fact on the way home from Idaho where my sister-in-law lives. And yes, I see what you mean about the similarity to scablands, even on this small patch of a flat sea-eroded rock.
Oh, and I checked wikipedia too – curiously there’s a photo of the Drumheller area! That’s the area of the Alberta Badlands and the hoodoos that have figured in my work!
Oops, I read further and it appears that this Drumheller is in Washington State. Looks similar.
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