Geo-image extravaganza — my header photograph
This month’s installment of the geoscience blog carnival, The Accretionary Wedge, is hosted by Highly Allochthonous and is asking participants to highlight images of geoscience:
The theme that we’ve chosen is simple: we want to amass a gallery of all of your favorite geologically themed pictures.
This is a great idea — the geoblogosphere is very diverse and the compilation of everyone’s favorite images should be interesting. As you know, I love showing images here on Clastic Detritus (e.g., Friday Field Foto series and Sea-Floor Sunday series) so I’m happy to participate.
There are literally thousands of images I could sort through to try and pick one. So, what I decided to do is show the full photograph that makes up my header image at the top of the blog.
This is a photograph I took in 2004 on my very first trip to Patagonia. We visited this particular location, called Cerro Divisadero, on a 3-day reconnaissance excursion. The following two years I went back with colleagues and field assistants to document the sedimentological features and stratigraphic architecture, which became part of my PhD dissertation and this paper.
I’ve always liked this image — I’m not sure why exactly. I like the juxtaposition of the barren cliff faces and slopes in the foreground with the distant mountains and Patagonian ice cap in the background. It also conjures up fantastic memories of my various adventures to this part of the world.
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