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Dave (Isle of Skye)

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Just as the title says :)

Any geologically knowledgeable photographers on here know how these type of rock formations were formed?

They sort of look like fossilised Stromatolites to me, but I don't suppose that they really are, so has anyone got any ideas?

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I can't give you any details or info on those rock formations but I like the shot a lot. I must add that my eyes tend to stay on the rocks rather than on the upper part of the frame (sky and mountains).
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I can't give you any details or info on those rock formations but I like the shot a lot. I must add that my eyes tend to stay on the rocks rather than on the upper part of the frame (sky and mountains).

+1

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 Hi Dave, I agree with the previous posters. Good catch.
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I agree: Good catch.
It looks to me as if they are covered with barnacles, which suggests they spent a long time under the sea somewhere.
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Nice image
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Rather unusual, I must say but I think I want a bit more differentiation between the fore and background.
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Rather unusual, I must say but I think I want a bit more differentiation between the fore and background.

If possible I agree.

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Thanks everyone  ;)

Rather unusual, I must say but I think I want a bit more differentiation between the fore and background.

Not sure what you mean here Chris, do you mean darker on top, or something else entirely such as a colour differentiation?

Normally I am more than willing to give any idea a go based on feedback and not just dismiss it out of hand, but as I am parent sitting at the moment, I don't have access to my PC and the original file only this small JPG version on my memory stick - but none the less, I am still very interested to learn what you mean here Chris, so I can bear it in mind for the future and perhaps update the file when I do eventually get back in front of my PC  :)

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I am a geologist:)

Looks like simple barnacle colonization to me, either "old" or "recent". Any chance this is low tide?

As for the rocks themselves, not sure from the photo what they could be... anything from granites to sandstones to limestones.

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I am a geologist:)

Looks like simple barnacle colonization to me, either "old" or "recent". Any chance this is low tide?

As for the rocks themselves, not sure from the photo what they could be... anything from granites to sandstones to limestones.

Hi Paul and thanks for that, and yes perhaps I should have said earlier that the shot was taken at low tide and the whiteish spots in the shot are indeed barnacles.

I was just wondering how the rock formations were created and I think, it must be something in the rocks themselves and perhaps there are layers of slightly softer rock, that have been slowly dissolved over time by the salt of the seawater and which then created these shapes.

Thanks again everyone  :)

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