Good Morning Everyone,
This photograph was taken from the cliffs at Anglesey. I was on the steps, venturing downwards, to the South Stack Lighthouse
Here, there is a whole variety of rock types.
At the base, the South Stack Group includes sandstones and interbedded shales. These have been contorted by magnificent folds and crumples, which are superbly exposed in the cliffs.
As you can see, these folds are clearly visible to people on the lighthouse steps.
Above these strata is the thick, rather pure Holyhead Quartzite which forms the bulk of Holyhead Mountain.
When you see the earth folded and crumpled, like this, you have to marvel at what has happened to the Earth over its lifetime!
Have a lovely day, Bev :-)
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snunney (101706) 2014-08-21 2:46
A splendid seascape, beautifully illuminated and with excellent colours and sharpness. Superb rendering of the textural detail to perfectly illustrate your informative and useful note. I wish you a pleasant afternoon.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-08-21 3:59
a wonderfully explicit shot this, it is so aptly titled and shows exactly what the motive of this shot is. Must admit I have not explored Anglesey properly and shots like this make me want to go back and visit again.
Sergiom (82891) 2014-08-21 5:48
Vieille mais encore solide. Ses rides sont belles et bien misent en évidence par ce très beau point de vue sur la côte rocheuse.J'aime beaucoup la lumière ainsi que les belle traces dans le ciel.
Nicou (145224) 2014-08-21 6:49
quelle image et captage quelle vue et compo superbe quel roche avec ce dessin sur la roche le rendu et le ciel doux en fond superbe cadrage et vue.
Bravo et amitié
miumiu (6113) 2014-08-21 7:23
This cliff is a very beautiful piece of the Nature.
The composition and splendid colours are so beautiful on your photo. l like the details of the sky too.
Your note is very interesting, l like it.
adramad (46986) 2014-08-21 7:47
Very interesting article, which introduces us to the better understanding of this superb image that you offer us.
Sensational view of these cliffs, with varied rock formations and those pleats or slits in them, these light the sky with clouds on blue, is a great addition, especially those two white lines, which seem to come out of the rocks, guess are aircraft contrails.
Very good brightness and sharpness, with beautiful colors.
Well seen and done better. I like it
Have a nice day.
rychem (38193) 2014-08-21 9:13
Impressive, wild seacape, splendidi shot with perfect composition and light management, compliments
Fis2 (100734) 2014-08-21 12:07
Interesting cliffs, curious view.
I like POV and composition.
Nice colors and light.
boa (7493) 2014-08-21 12:39
strange and interesting shapes, parts of it looks almost like bark on an oak! It is difficult to determine how high this mountain is when you look at the photo, but it looks quite high. Impressive formations and a good shot with an excellent note, tfs!
ps.when we speaking about rocks. I have a weird hobby. I collect sand from all countries in the world that i keep in laboratory test tubes. One test tube for each country but my collection are not complete yet. I have approximately 90 tubes. Am i nuts? :D
lousat (93684) 2014-08-21 15:21
HI Bev,spectacular captur of this wild coast,it's very interesting to watch the rocks design made by the time and water,great perspective with a perfect 3D effect and the usual excellent quality.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
batalay (39281) 2014-08-21 20:28
I love this shot of the rugged coastline of Wales, and your accompanying note... clearly written by a first rate educator!
On September 5th, we sail out of Southampton for Guernsey, then onto Waterford, Dublin, and back to the States. I wish we also made landfall on the West Coast of England. It would be a pleasure to meet you, as our good friend Malgorzata did a couple years ago.
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-08-21 23:10
This is a simple but very well composed photograph. The pov is excellent and the well controlled exposure highlights the varied textures of the rocky cliff. The background sky is lovely with the two jet trails. Your note is a really interesting and informative read.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend.
macjake (69815) 2014-08-22 0:55
what caught my attention right away were the 2 long streaks of white cloud at the top...its as if its the long light streaming across the sky from a Lighthouse in the dark of night :)
the scene has an attractive angular composition to it, while also fanning out its gerth.
lovely rustic shot
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-08-22 6:47
Being married to a geologist I have learned to look for interesting rock and geological formations Bev, and these folds are, indeed, beautifully defined. An excellent note describes in words that which we see in your neatly managed shot.
PS I fly to Blighty on Sunday ... I hope it doesn't rain all the time!
ikeharel (73555) 2014-08-22 9:31
Good evening Beverly,
Notable work of water and wind upon the rocks "falling" to sea, on a relatively calm day - probably waves pounding on the slope created this pattern and texture.
Fine view along, to a great depth on photo, and result in a fine clear picture.
Have a nice weekend,
alvaraalto (16282) 2014-08-22 13:38
Fascinating picture with a view of the history of the earth over hundreds of ages in the rocks and the threatening airplane lines of modern times in the sky.
ChrisJ (116108) 2014-08-24 1:44
Like Australia, Britain largely has no major or frequent earthquakes of note, so there was a time 50 million years ago or more, when this wasnt always the case, as evidenced in the geological tell tale signs of the folded rocks. Wonderful warm cold colour contrasts between the blue sea and sky and the yellow red hued rocks in the steep cliff. Tfs!
mkamionka (38393) 2014-08-24 7:56
very impressive spot. I like very much the shapes of the rocks. Great weather with beautiful sky made an important contribution. The composition is perfectly 1:3 both vertically and horizontally. And there are lovely diagonals everywhere.
Excellent work, very encouraging to visit Wales,
photoray (13981) 2014-08-25 7:35
Fine view of Anglesey Cliffs, jutting into the sea, and as described, unique sedimentary layers in varying folds, distorted and fine geological exhibit.
I can remember many moons ago in our college geography class, the professor explaining this new 'wacky theory' that the Earth was comprised of plates moving and colliding, which was pure fantasy. I thought it might be possible especially because the African and South American continents matched if connected.
Thanks for sharing,
delpeoples (58836) 2014-09-10 8:02
great title! It's interesting to see how the rock face actually looks like someone has folded it. I suppose it's all the product of shifting plates and moving water. Beautiful POV, excellent colours and textures. I love this type of unspoilt, rigged coastline, thanks for sharing it with us.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (40336)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-22
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-21 0:39