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Arlen

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Origins
« on: August 02, 2019, 01:27:17 am »

This image was captured at a spot that was a challenge to get to, especially for someone near the end of his seventh decade and carrying photo equipment.
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Re: Origins
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2019, 03:26:50 am »

As a geologist, I like it:)

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Re: Origins
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2019, 04:07:08 am »

As a non-geologist, I like it too!
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2019, 06:10:34 am »

As a non-geologist, I like it too!
Me too.
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Re: Origins
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2019, 07:51:42 am »

+1!
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Re: Origins
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2019, 12:51:40 am »

Thanks guys for your comments. I'll add just a little more info in case it's of interest. The image above was one of a number that I captured at the Big Obsidian Flow in the Newberry Volcano in central Oregon. At just 1300 years old, it is the youngest lava flow in the state. A friend had told me the general, but not specific, location of the mouth of a lava tube that has very interesting patterns in the rock. To get there I had to climb through and search among sharp rock scrabble that was largely unstable, tending to roll or fall away under your feet, so every step had to be taken carefully. Eventually I did find what I was looking for, not too far from the location pictured below. It was a lot of work, but for me it was worth it. If you go looking for it, this is your clue.  :)

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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2019, 12:33:28 pm »

That's really rather good.

It could be ice, it could be rock, but one thing that it is definitely is, is very good indeed  :)

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Re: Origins
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2019, 10:15:51 pm »

Thank you, Dave. Much appreciated.
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Re: Origins
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2019, 03:46:25 am »

The last one is very nice and I like the little tree in the foreground, on the volcanic rocks life must be tough.
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Re: Origins
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2019, 02:34:29 am »

Yes, trees like that are amazing, hardy pioneers. Little by little they help break the rocks down, so eventually other plants can get a foothold. The forest in the background, which sits atop an earlier eruption, is what the foreground will look like in a some number of millennia. If climate change doesn't bring everything to a halt.
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Re: Origins
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2019, 04:56:12 am »

Well done, Arlen.

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Re: Origins
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2019, 02:22:33 am »

Reminds me a bit of obsidian falls. There really is just about nothing worse than walking on lava rock, even if it's on a trial. I've been really enjoying discovering these abstracts myself lately. I think this one is strong. Well seen, it takes a talented eye to find truly great abstract natural art.
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Re: Origins
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2019, 07:27:07 am »

Treacherous, razor sharp rocks, loosely stacked and not where you want to start a slide, but as you have stated, worth taking your time and care.
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