General view of Giants Causeway site. Slack water and basaltic oceanfront.
The Causeway was formed during the tertiary period some 62-65 million years ago ( end of the Cretaceous period ).
The causeway area would have been situated in an equatorial region at that time - due to the fact that the earth's crust is floating on tectonic plates . The latter move slowly over millions years ( cf: Caledonian orogeny ) . The same formations can be seen at the tiny isle of Staffa,in Scotland, and they also occur in the surrounding landscape of North Antrim.
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Gustaw (21670) 2006-09-17 7:19
Very nice view from N. Irland, beautiful picture with see and sky and rocks. Well done.
dmarizz (2796) 2006-09-22 5:51
interesting composition and note. The only thing that does not convince me too much is the sky, whose azure is a bit overexposed (I think). I'll try to make a workshop to get a more "dramatic" sky. Have a nice week end, Dario