Reef Geology + repost

Had to submit a more intimate shot after my earlier grand landscape submission for this WC. This one portrays detail from a rock wall while at Capital Reef NP in 2016. Luminance and clarity have both been increased a bit. Sony a6000 with the 18-200mm lens, ISO 125, f/10, 1/80 hand held. All comments and suggestions are welcome and thanks for viewing.

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Lovely and colorful. As a geologist, I find these fine (as in thin) layers of sand interesting. What’s really interesting, though, is that vertical fracture. Perhaps this would make a nice square crop of just the right half. I think that would have nice balance and the fracture could be more prominent in the frame.

i find those lines fascinating Jim, and the warm light flatters them. Bonnie is on to something though and i agree — that fracture should be a star!

Gorgeous image Jim! I really like the vertical cracks, texture and color! When I first glanced I thought it was a freshly split redwood log. Well done!

Repost. Thank you @Bonnie_Lampley and @marian for your suggestion. I applied a square crop, but moved the frame over a bit because the verticle crack ended up dead center, which I didn’t care for. I like it!


i like it too!
kudos to bonnie for suggesting it.

Jim, the layers and their color look great here. Your cropped version also works very well. Nicely seen and presented. I’ve added repost to your title to show viewers your addition. You can also upload modified versions to the original post, if you want a viewer to be able to view both (or all) versions simply by using the arrows that show on the sides of the window in the large view.

Thanks for that additional guidance @Mark_Seaver .

Jim: I like both versions and think the crop is a slight improvement over a really good original. Well seen and captured. >=))>

Excellent, Jim. I was going to comment that I really liked the staircase crack element, and then I saw the crop that emphasized it more. Both are really nice images.