Geology is all around us, scarcely thought of as we go about our lives. Yet, it affects everything we do as a civilization, as a society and as individuals. While barely appearing to change from day to day, it works to alter the course of evolution. Preserving a record of creatures and landscapes both ancient and forgotten, the story of our past is written in stone and waiting to be read. I offer a view of how I see our world and its inhabitants, both past and present, as seen through my lens.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
A Shiprock-Monument Valley Geological Juxtaposition
I was surfing the web this morning and somehow ended up in YouTube, the universe’s online repository for all things video. I stumbled on a trailer for the upcoming movie of the Lone Ranger set for a 2013 release. Check out the image that appears at about 9 seconds.
Notice anything strange about this photo capture? It’s the diatreme of Shiprock in New Mexico sharing the Colorado Plateau with the buttes of MonumentValley on the Arizona-Utah line. They almost look like they belong together.