Chalk Cliff Rock Texture & Pattern

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Chalk pattern and texture in cliffs at Studland Bay

Textures and patterns in chalk cliffs at Studland Bay – showing white strata and darker flint nodule layers; different degrees of weathering, fracturing and smoothing of the rock surfaces; subtle inherent variations in colouring; greyscale shading brought about by dirt and biological encrustations; and more dramatic green algal coatings on the wave-washed cliff base.

6 Replies to “Chalk Cliff Rock Texture & Pattern”

  1. I discovered the shadow after taking the picture – it was just a coincidence that it was captured, as was the bird itself. I was looking at the rock!

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