POTD: Stone Veins

Stone Veins
Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

These are not the tree or plant roots that they first appear to be, they are stone. Probably the best illustration of why the term vein in used in geology I’ve ever seen.

POTD: False Relevance

False Relevance
Somewhere in Western Kansas…
or Maybe Eastern Colorado

While perusing some old work of mine, I came across this photo I had never done anything with.

POTD: Canyon Life Cycle

Canyon Life Cycle
Cathedral Gorge, Nevada

I love the way this shot conveys in one still image the long process of erosion that formed (and continues to form) Cathedral  Gorge over time. starting with little drainage rivulets at the top that feed into larger gullies that feed in deep, narrow canyons widening into broader drainages separated by thin fins of earth that are then gradually worn down into comparatively featureless flat sloping surfaces at the bottom.

Rapscallion Reception

Great turnout at the Rapscallion Gallery on Saturday night. This was taken in early evening before it got too crowded. Once it got really busy it stayed that way at least until 9 p.m. when we left. I’m not sure how may people were actually able to look at the art once it got packed solid in there but a good time was had by all, and they tell me I sold at least one of my photographs that night.

POTD: Daybreak

Cathedral Gorge, Nevada

(If you are size-curious, the fin running across the center of the photo covers maybe 8′-10′)

POTD: Little Landscapes #7

Little Landscapes #7
Cathedral Gorge, Nevada

This is the most close-up photo I took at Cathedral Gorge and kind of proves the point I was making in yesterday’s post about the effect of granularity on the ability to produce similar patterns at decreasing scale. The width of ground covered across this photo is about 24″. What I could imagine to be sun shining on sagebrush on a canyon slope is really sun shining on frost crystals that had formed overnight on some quite granular sandy soil.

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