Thames Dock Water Ripples

Thames Dock Water Ripples 1 -11: Rippled river water surface pattern and texture in an abstract artistic image derived by digitally altering the colours of a photograph so that the blue represents the reflected light.

Traces – Hue maps of trace fossil patterns

Just for fun, showing how nature can inspire art, the photographs of trace fossils shown in the previous post have here been colourised by the hue mapping method to produce some bright abstract images. Click a picture to enlarge it.

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Kimmeridge Rocks 1-3

Wet rock colour and texture

Rock textures at Kimmeridge Bay on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast where water runs down the cliff face. Deep orange-red iron deposits on the surface of the grey limestone are revealed by recent rock falls; and granular calcium precipitation coats rock where water falls persistently.

Wet rock colour and texture

Wet rock colour and texture

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Natural Rock Patterns: Lithologic Series 1-12

Patterns of iron-stained calcite deposited on the surface of quarried limestone on the Isle of Portland – which is part of the UK’s Jurassic Coast.

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Studland Rocks – Part 1

Rock colour, pattern, and texture in cliffs at Studland Bay, Dorset, UK, on the Jurassic Coast (1)

Rock colours, patterns, and textures in the cliff at South Beach, Studland Bay in Dorset, UK. These close-up photographs show details of the natural abstract designs to be found in the rock formerly known as the Redend Sandstone which was part of the Poole Formation and was laid down by river action in the Eocene Period. [Recent geological research has resulted in a re-naming of the rocks in this area so that the Redend Sandstone is now said to be part of the Broadstone Sand Member].

The colours in the sandstone are due to the presence of iron oxides. Different forms of these compounds result in different colours with yellow and brown being fairly typical of limonite and geothite, while the reds are more likely to be hematite. I have noticed in the patterns of rusting iron pier structures and flotsam buoys corroded by saltwater that a great variety of colours, including purple, are commonly found in the decomposition products of iron.

Rock colour, pattern, and texture in cliffs at Studland Bay, Dorset, UK, on the Jurassic Coast (2)

Rock colour, pattern, and texture in cliffs at Studland Bay, Dorset, UK, on the Jurassic Coast (3)

Rock colour, pattern, and texture in cliffs at Studland Bay, Dorset, UK, on the Jurassic Coast (4)

Rock colour, pattern, and texture in cliffs at Studland Bay, Dorset, UK, on the Jurassic Coast (5)

Rock colour, pattern, and texture in cliffs at Studland Bay, Dorset, UK, on the Jurassic Coast (6a)

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River Flow – Part 1

Water ripples and rflections: Impression of the ripples and reflections in the fast-flowing water of the River Thames just below London Bridge - digitally enhanced photograph (1)

Impressions of fast-flowing water ripples and reflections in the River Thames just downstream of London Bridge.

Flowing river: Impression of the ripples and reflections in the fast-flowing water of the River Thames just below London Bridge - digitally enhanced photograph (2)

Water currents: Impression of the ripples and reflections in the fast-flowing water of the River Thames just below London Bridge - digitally enhanced photograph (3)

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