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  1. Gazolba

    Gazolba Well-Known Member

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    I went out into my garden after a recent rainstorm and noticed the rocks looked very pretty when wet.
    So I assembled a few of the nicer ones, cleaned them with an old toothbrush, sprayed water on them, arranged them on a paper plate and shot this:
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  2. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from Malvern

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    They look nice enough to eat!
     
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    Pic I took on my phone in my garden, If you zoom in enough you can see the pollen sticking to the bee.

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    Stonehenge last week, very over rated, It's a few rocks in a field.

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    IMG_20190511_122818.jpg IMG_20190513_205851.jpg IMG_20190515_122936.jpg
     
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    looks like the 'Meze' at my local Turkish restaurant
     
  7. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from Malvern

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    Bloody rip-off admission price as well! Just to see a pile of old rocks! I think it was about £15 each about ten years ago when me and 'er indoors went!
     
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    they charge per rock?
     
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    It was £22, + £6 for a guide book. Horrendously overpriced and the place was rammed.
     
  10. Gazolba

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    I went there on a school trip in the 1960's. It was free and you could walk right up to the stones and touch them.
    They were just some interesting rocks in a field.
    No commercialisation. No fence, rope or anything.
     
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    Great light, shame I turn up in one of them!

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    Gaz i would say that some years back your garden was under the sea - Just saying - nothing for you to worry about :)
     
  15. Gazolba

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    A good theory but those stones were brought in from somewhere else.
    The lanscaping companies here use what they call 'river rock'.
    You can buy it in various quantities to use in gardens.
    I've no idea where it comes from, maybe they really are dredged from rivers.
    Some of the stones look like granite and the one at top right looks volcanic.
    But you are right they have all been smoothed by moving water or tumbling against each other.
     
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    Its possible someone in the past had a fish tank !
     
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    Drach caves mallorca [​IMG]

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  18. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from Malvern

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    There's a cave like that in Kephalonia. Melissani Cave. Boat trips were a couple of Euros. The water was so clear, you could almost see the bottom, and it was really deep!
    .(Not my photo)
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    With a bit of playing around with the ISO and shutter speed, I managed to snap this in the old Cathedral. I quite like how I was able to make 9:45 AM look more like dusk!
     

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  20. Gazolba

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    I love caves. I went to the Caves of Arta in Majorca many many years ago.
    There's a good cave in Jamaica too. Can't remembere the name of it but to get to it we had to travel hours on a rickety old train.
     

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