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07-27-2013, 01:02 PM - 3 Likes   #1
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The Earth's Bones

As the winner of a Weekly Challenge, I had the honor of choosing a topic for the following week's Challenge. I chose a topic that I thought everyone could shoot, and which might have wide appeal -- The Earth's Bones. As it happened, there were 20 excellent entries in that contest. One of the entrants, Dan/Audiobomber, commented in that thread, "We need a whole new thread where we can post lots of Earth's Bones photos." Because of the number of superb entries, I couldn't help but agree with him. So that's what this is about, and I'll start by posting the three pictures I used as examples in that contest.

Some background: In a former life I was a geologist, and even now that I no longer make my living hammering flakes of rock from outcrops, wherever I go I am drawn to rock formations in situ, in their natural location. Apparently I'm not alone in my fascination with rocks. So that's what this thread is about. Show us what the earth's bones are like where you live or where you've traveled. Impress us all with their beauty and their character.

Cross-Fissure Landscape




Eddy Stones




Reflected Bedrock Exposure




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I'll play, Tamia. (lovely images btw)
Just getting back from a month off the internet but noticed the weekly challenge when I got back online yesterday.
Not a geologist but hope this image fits the theme.
I'll keep the earth's bones in mind from now on.

From around the corner of my house during the fall.

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Nice topic and beautiful pictures!

I know next to nothing about geology so I have no idea what these are, other than beautiful
Here are a few:

Cabo Rojo: Puerto Rico's southwest corner




This one was color corrected and printed 20x30, framed and it is proudly hanging in a Texas office...




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Fractured rocks along the Rowsley Fault Line in the Brisbane Ranges north of Geelong, Victoria.

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This contest was run over the last week and the winner has already been announced.

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This contest a was run over the last week and the winner has already been announced.
This is a different thread, Kyle. It's not a contest but a new place for folks to post photos.
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We're off to a good start here with some impressive outcrops. Here's a picture of a river-washed boulder of gneiss:

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Glad you did this Tamia. Already some great photos posted. Many more to come I'm sure. Sage97, I love the first and third. I've never been anywhere that had red rock.

Here's a few from Thunder Bay, Ontario.



Mount Mackay:



I believe these formations are part of the Sleeping Giant.


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This is a different thread, Kyle. It's not a contest but a new place for folks to post photos.
Ah, I thought it was odd.
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Sage97, I love the first and third. I've never been anywhere that had red rock.

Here's a few from Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Thank you audiobomber. Hey, my brother lives in Thunder Bay. I've been planning on visiting in the future. Here's more red rocks in West Texas.








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Super stuff here. Thanks for starting this thread Tamia. The first one I think will tickle your fancy as a geologist, and I had thought of entering it in the Comp.


And one I should have used


And then there is this one.


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The 'Moon Rocks' formation.


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Some shots from a couple of years ago, taken along the shore of the city reservoir.


This shot reminds me of an aerial shot of vast rocky terrain


But this puts it in context

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Southwest Colorado, Rocky Mountains

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