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Kilve Abstract 10

By alansdottir  
Another in my occasional series of rock abstracts - this is probably my favourite shot of the set from Kilve, (even the ones I haven't uploaded).

The rocks here are limestones, mudstones and shales, laid down millions of years ago during the upper Triassic and lower Jurassic periods. The rocks are known locally as blue Lias beds and yield many fossil specimens, mostly brachiopods (devil's toenails), crinoids and ammonites. However, this shot is all about lines and curves; the layers of grey-blue rock, eroded by the action of sea-thrown boulders and cobbles, revealed here by the pinker sand grains, caught in the exposed edges...

Large is grittier...

Processed simply in iPhoto, to emphasise the colours, grains and lines... Version 2 for die-hard mono fans!

Thanks for looking! Please, feel free to comment, all opinions are valid... Smile

Tags: General Specialist and abstract Landscape and travel

Voters: AlanPerkins, riprap007, MalcolmS and 44 more

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User_Removed 15 2.1k 7 England
23 Apr 2009 5:43PM
I might be getting soft as I think I like the colour one best. But I do like the b/w too. Never repeat what I have just said!
23 Apr 2009 5:56PM
Colour for me too.

JohnH37 15 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2009 6:19PM
I agree with the above comments.I prefer the colour version of this too.
This is excellent,like all the subtle colours and flowing lines.The small stone/rock really makes the capture.Nice work.
MalcolmM Plus
16 1.8k 5 Scotland
23 Apr 2009 6:24PM
Like the colour & lines of V1.
izziwizkid 12 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2009 7:00PM
i like the way the sand is in the cracks and only the srone and the way the lines go either way..... ;DGrin;D
andy210966 13 4 119 Wales
23 Apr 2009 7:00PM
Hi Carol!

Iknew this was yours the moment I clapped my good eye at it! Just lovely work - and frankly I don't care whether it is colour or not as the composition is just fabulous! The little stone sitting there 'against the grain' so to speak, daring the lines of the lager rock to tread closer.

Brilliantly seen and taken!

wolfy 17 36 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2009 7:01PM
Nice work, V1(just!) for me is best
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2009 7:14PM
This works best for me in colour. I agree with Andy that it stands out as being one of yours!
Eviscera 15 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2009 7:19PM
its agreat excercise in lines and curves and tones. well composed too !
oldbiddy 15 4 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2009 7:32PM
Like the colour one best its a superb abstract for all the reasons mentioned above

RobDougall 14 25 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2009 8:14PM
This is an inpired shot - fantastic
23 Apr 2009 8:33PM
Fabulous abstract, love the colours in V1.
freybird 15 1 England
23 Apr 2009 9:28PM
Both work, good idea. Geoff
GrahamNobles 13 9 4 England
23 Apr 2009 9:30PM
Hmm, colour for me too. I love the way the sand etches out the strata of the rock, like iron filings in a magnetic field. And how and where the pebble has settled, defiantly against the grain. Brilliant, your best yet of this series.

Steve-T Plus
14 56 66 England
23 Apr 2009 10:03PM
Nicely composed
NEWMANP 13 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2009 10:33PM
no doubt about who,s shot it is, but i like it the best of the series too, particularly V1, its like the cosmos in one shot
User_Removed 17 16 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2009 11:25PM
like both, simple & appealing

taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
23 Apr 2009 11:34PM
More great rock shots-- very inspiring!
joolsb 16 27.1k 38 Switzerland
24 Apr 2009 7:22AM
Oooooh, now that's a bit good, innit? Wink
fentiger 20 920 24 England
24 Apr 2009 7:24AM
Well thought through composition. A very fine and attractive image.

jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
24 Apr 2009 7:27AM
Lovely shapes and patterns, I prefer the coloured version

Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
24 Apr 2009 9:59AM
Wonderful natural abstract Carol; one of my favourites of the series. I prefer the B&W version.
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2009 10:25AM
Nice colours, textures and shapes.

backbeat Plus
15 134 1 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2009 9:32PM
it works very well...the pebble is perfectly placed in the frame

pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2009 10:31PM
I have to agree with others, I think this is the best so far in the series, love the sweeping lines and especially the colours.
edwood 13 3 Scotland
27 Apr 2009 5:58PM
love it in mono. great shot
27 Apr 2009 10:28PM
I thought at first that the colour was essential; then I paused on the mono one, and that is such a strong image! So that gets my vote (just!).

And I have to say I am impressed by the background info you supply with these, Carol. I'm sure to most of us, they're just pretty rocks! Keep it up.

fatherpie 13 18 12 England
29 Apr 2009 8:24AM
Wish I had the eye (or patience) to spot these images in situ ... it's so obvious when someone else shows you though!!

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