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21 January 2012

Turkish blueschist macro-GigaPan

With my new “macrogigapan” rig from Four Chambers Studio, I produced a single image last week as part of my Mid-Atlantic Geo-Image Collection project (M.A.G.I.C.). I’m still learning the ropes of the machine – I shot about 3 times as many photos as I needed to to make this gigapan. Lessons learned, yet again. Anyhow … Dive in! You can make it full screen by clicking on the ‘GigaPan’ logo …

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11 May 2011

Pamukkale 4: Hierapolis

Atop the glorious pile of travertine that is Pamukkale (photos 1, 2, & 3), there is an ancient ruined city called Hierapolis. It was founded by the Romans in the second century BC, and was constructed (not surprisingly) from the most common locally available stone: travertine. A tomb with a view: This last one is a tomb, partially engulfed by laminations of calcite… Time and travertine wait for no man:

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9 May 2011

Pamukkale 3

Callan shares a third batch of photos from the stunning travertine terraces at Pamukkale (“cotton castle”) in central Turkey, near the town of Denizli. Travertine structures on numerous scales are shown, adorned with flowers, tourists, and ducks.

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7 May 2011

Pamukkale 2

Following on from Thursday’s initial suite of Pamukkale photos, here’s some more. More later!

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5 May 2011

Pamukkale 1

Callan shares some photos from his time last summer at the massive travertine deposits at Pamukkale, Turkey.

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22 April 2011

Friday fold: Turkish chert

The Friday fold is a contorted chert sample from Turkey.

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15 February 2011

Capadoccia 7

And now, for the final half of my final day in Capadoccia, Turkey… We continued hiking along up the scenic valley that I mentioned a few days ago, checking out the lovely scene in the lovely weather… The valley floor was reasonably wet and vegetated, but the higher slopes were eroding at a rate too quick for vegetation to get established. Here’s an exposure of the tuff there, bearing kandy-kolored …

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12 February 2011

Capadoccia 6

I’ve got two more batches of Capadoccia photos for you. Sorry if you feel bored with this continuing series — but I think it was not only my favorite part of Turkey (and geomorphologically interesting) but photogenic too… So on our final day in Capadoccia, Lily and I took a hike up another valley. We stopped along the way at this hoodoo church which has been preserved (i.e. the interior …

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10 February 2011

Treasure trove of traces

Here’s an amazing sight that caught me unawares in Capadoccia — some paving stones outside a small “museum” (preserved Byzantine hoodoo church) that were chock full of some AMAZING trace fossils. Sense of scale is provided by a Turkish 1-lira coin, about the same size as a U.S. quarter. Check out the variety, size, and preservation quality of these gorgeous things: These are “negatives” — molds of depressions that were …

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5 February 2011

Capadoccia 5

So where did we leave off with the Capadoccia photos? I think we mentioned a hike, right? Here’s Lily buying orange juice from two boys who operated a refreshment stand in the middle of nowhere. There was a lot of good, fresh fruit in this dry land, a fact which surprised me. Here’s some apricots in a tree: We emerged out of the valley in which we had been hiking …

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