Seismic shift

By mrswoolybill
I've been fascinated by the strata in these rocks on the Roaches since I first saw them some years ago, and I have so far failed to find any geological account of them. Very neat, precise diagonal bands between narrow horizontals it looks as though the earth's surface here tilted backwards and forwards on a regular basis here.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Geology Specialist and abstract

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Beautifully tactile images Moira, you should visit the far North of Scotland or the east coast of Skye, the land has slipped or been pushed to some seemingly impossible angles.


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SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
19 Nov 2011 7:53AM
I love rock strata and to think about how the surface of our planet heaves itself about like so much blancmange. Nicely seen.
Hoffy 13 262 16 England
19 Nov 2011 8:25AM
Great texture and colours. paul
jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2011 8:29AM
I do not know the Roaches, but will attempt to find out. Rock has always held a fascination for me, the sight of it, the climbing of it . . .
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2011 8:31AM
Good on you Jon, I've hunted a fair bit but haven't found anything on these rocks specifically. Diagonal strata - fine, no problem; but it's the regular horizontal bands that fascinate me.
Thanks everyone, and wishing you a sunny weekend.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
19 Nov 2011 10:45AM
Great texture, almost like a leaf

Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
19 Nov 2011 12:31PM
Billions of years of shift and change....age creates beauty.
V3 is particularly wonderful with the heather peeping through.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2011 1:33PM

Quote:V3 is particularly wonderful with the heather peeping through.
Joline, I have a set of b&w conversions and they will go up some time in reverse order to this upload - V3 first.
Thanks everyone,
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
19 Nov 2011 1:44PM
When you only see part of something it can fool you. These rocks look like they could be leaves, the veins showing so well. Great set Moira............Sandy
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
19 Nov 2011 2:53PM
It's amazing how these rocks form. Makes great patterned abstract images...think V3's my fave with that patch of heather bottom right Wink
Trev Smile
19 Nov 2011 3:24PM
Yes, are World never sleeps Moira, and before very long, it will wake us with such a bang once more. Scary!

John Smile
LexEquine 12 19 United States
19 Nov 2011 6:04PM
The **v2** abstract geological Image rendering,...'captures my fancy the most, today,' Moira.

Have a great Weekend. Smile

~ Peter
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
19 Nov 2011 6:09PM
I love your inquiring mind.

Rock strata have always brought beauty to me but I've never pondered the circumstances surrounding the patterning.

Well shot shots of these interesting obliques, Moira.

Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2011 8:02PM
Splendid impermanence
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2011 8:35PM
Nice textures and colours Moira.. Peter
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
20 Nov 2011 12:27AM
OH Moira,nothing new for me here.
The Earths surface tilts backwards and forwards for me every Saturday after the Dockers Club !!
Like V2.
There seems to be more ''tiltiness'' to it !!
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
21 Nov 2011 2:44PM
great find
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
27 Nov 2011 4:52PM
beautiful set
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
30 Nov 2011 7:38PM
An interesting set of abstracts, super textures and colours

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