Honeycomb

Honeycomb

Photo Information
Honeycomb weathering in the rocks at the eastern end of Blackpool Sands, in the South Devon AONB.

Salt is deposited on the surface of the rock by saltwater spray or by wind. Moisture must be present to allow for the salt to settle on the rocks so that as the salt solution evaporates the salt begins to crystallize within the pore-spaces of the rock. Permeable rock is also needed so that there are pore-spaces for the salt to crystallize within. These salt crystals pry apart the mineral grains, leaving them vulnerable to other forms of weathering. It takes prolonged periods for this weathering to become visible, as the rock goes through cycles of wetting and drying.
24/04/2015 - 21:17morpheus71
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed16669/1000000
Aperturef/8
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal Length30.62mm

davidwozhere

Link Posted 25/04/2015 - 00:40
Good illustration of a good description
(or is it the other way around?)
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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GIULIO57

Link Posted 25/04/2015 - 09:31
Wuthering Heights
PPG

autumnlight

Link Posted 25/04/2015 - 16:44
Fabulous detail, thank you for the info
Kind regards Maria

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Teaka53

Link Posted 26/04/2015 - 16:11
autumnlight wrote:
Fabulous detail, thank you for the info

And again
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morpheus71

Link Posted 27/04/2015 - 00:21
davidwozhere wrote:
Good illustration of a good description
(or is it the other way around?)

Thanks David
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morpheus71

Link Posted 27/04/2015 - 00:22
GIULIO57 wrote:
Wuthering Heights

Many Thanks Giulio
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morpheus71

Link Posted 27/04/2015 - 00:25
autumnlight wrote:
Fabulous detail, thank you for the info

Many Thanks indeed Maria It was just fascinating climbing around these rocks and exploring the amazing geology.
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