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Posted By: altopiet, 03-07-2012, 07:05 AM

First photo from the top of one of our reservoirs, at 28mm



Second photo from the hikers entrance of the Camdeboo National Park



Last photo, of the town, from the same reservoir. I just turned around



All photos taken with Fujicolor ProPlus II film

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03-07-2012, 07:40 AM   #2
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Looks a wild and remote area there, nice landscape, looks ideal for hiking. Nice captures.
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Thanks for looking Steve. The Karoo is a rugged place. At the moment it looks beautiful, as we had above normal rain this season. The average rainfall is less than 400mm
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Striking place.

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Interesting geological formation here Christo, it reminds me of locations in the s/w of the USA. Part of the strata's appear to be sandstone, but the area isn't composed of is, so am guessing this might be a feldspar/dolerite
combination. Generally this would be caused by volcanic activity, is there any evidence of that in the area?
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Bob, sandstone was used in most of the old buildings in town. I've only been in Graaff-Reinet for 23 years, and am not an expert in geology, but you might be right. The rock columns in the Valley of desolation are apparently dolerite, and as I understand, the Karoo region was under water during the Ice age, and millions of years ago, there was volcanic activity. There are lots of fossils in the area, which seems to support this theory. I know there were a lot of quartz crystals, some quite large, on my in-laws farm, and apparently that also indicate volcanic activity in the past.
It is funny that I live in such a historic place where we get a lot of overseas visitors, but I don't get enough time myself to explore it more, but who knows, perhaps in a few years’ time
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QuoteOriginally posted by altopiet Quote
Bob, sandstone was used in most of the old buildings in town. I've only been in Graaff-Reinet for 23 years, and am not an expert in geology, but you might be right. The rock columns in the Valley of desolation are apparently dolerite, and as I understand, the Karoo region was under water during the Ice age, and millions of years ago, there was volcanic activity. There are lots of fossils in the area, which seems to support this theory. I know there were a lot of quartz crystals, some quite large, on my in-laws farm, and apparently that also indicate volcanic activity in the past.
It is funny that I live in such a historic place where we get a lot of overseas visitors, but I don't get enough time myself to explore it more, but who knows, perhaps in a few years’ time
I would love to visit the area, lots of history going way back. It is odd isn't it how we learn so much about other areas and ignore where we live. I know I did it living in the desert. I didn't get real interested until I left. Thanks for taking the time to explain. Bob
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QuoteOriginally posted by slowpez Quote
Striking place.
Thanks for looking Susan, as you can see, I am going through a "film" phase. I've taken out a few old cameras, but in town you only get one kind of film
It is fun taking a few film shots and comparing it with my K-x. At least I can say I've got 5 FF cameras

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