Taken 16-Oct-10
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Keywords:rocks, Cornwall, Granite, Bodmin
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Dimensions3981 x 2405
Original file size5.39 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken16-Oct-10 14:52
Date modified22-Oct-10 18:05
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D300
Focal length35 mm
Focal length (35mm)52 mm
Max lens aperturef/2
Exposure1/200 at f/2
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias-1/2 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
Digital zoom1x
magma meets mud

magma meets mud

Once upon a long long time ago deep under Cornwall molten magma rose from the depths of the earth to meet shale and mud. The heat and pressure baked the shale crystalising some of it into quartz. The magma cooled to become granite. Millions of years later after the mountain on top had been washed away, I picked up a piece and put it in the boot of my car. That is my thumb.