Limestone Curve

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    Paparoa National Park, South Island, NZ

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    1. Canon Screwdriver (gary syrba) 67 months ago | reply

      I've seen photos of this before.... but none have had the nice glow that you've captured on the limestone. Congrats on Explore.... Very well deserved!

    2. zombie brain for tea 67 months ago | reply

      I can't believe that this kind of places exist, thanks so much!

    3. dusk013 67 months ago | reply

      Perfect, perspective is very impressive.

    4. Rdugmore2009 67 months ago | reply

      Very nice shot Kate

    5. enumen 67 months ago | reply

      So cool!!!

    6. NathanFrenchPhotography [deleted] 67 months ago | reply

      Looks like a beautiful spot!

    7. aplseed photography 67 months ago | reply

      What a cool spot. I like your POV. Congrats

    8. Symbolizer 66 months ago | reply

      cool. place, Nice angle

    9. smokejumping 66 months ago | reply

      Great idea for the composition. The use of those lines is excellent!

    10. rlphotography 65 months ago | reply

      Nice! Like the lead in towards the waterfall, well done, cheers.

    11. chrisw09 64 months ago | reply

      Impressive shot!

    12. andywon 63 months ago | reply

      Spectacular -- love the depth here. You have some quite impressive photos from a few places I will probably not have the time or money to visit any time soon. ;-)

    13. tsubame 59 months ago | reply

      You sure it's not sandstone? Limestone tends to be light grey while sandstone often has that warm honey colour. Either way it's a fantastic location and a great photograph.

    14. katepedley 59 months ago | reply

      Thanks all! :)

      @tsubame - yep, it's definitely limestone! Limestones can actually be all sorts of colours, we get quite a lot of yellow, pink and red limestones here. They only go grey through weathering and as this overhang is somewhat protected, you see a better colour of the original rock. Much of the limestone around the Paparoa Coast is white, yellow and brown limestone.

    15. tsubame 59 months ago | reply

      That's really interesting. And as you seem to be a geology teacher I won't doubt you. It looks very much in colour and erosion pattern to the sandstones we have on the Gulf Islands of B.C. Usually they are grey but when the softer-looking interior is exposed and protect by an overhang it looks warm like this. I saw a similar but smaller cliff with the same honeycomb weathering pattern at Elgol in Scotland, but it was chalky grey/white and pale honey in colour.

    16. mgw_wgw 55 months ago | reply

      A very nice view of the eroded coast and its waterfall :)

    17. subarcticmike 19 months ago | reply

      fabulous, absolutely fab

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