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Callan Bentley's Snapshots

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  1. Jacob's staff

    Snapshot Title: Jacob's staff
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Rt 50 Cut, Mt Pleasant Syncline East limb lower section
    Image Owner: Alan Pitts



    Description:

    1.5 m in length. Red/white bands are in 10 cm increments.



  2. Visitors

    Snapshot Title: Visitors
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Great Falls of the Potomac
    Image Owner: Lou Bock



    Description:

    on the Maryland side of the River.



  3. Great blue heron

    Snapshot Title: Great blue heron
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Great Falls of the Potomac
    Image Owner: Lou Bock



    Description:

    Stalking fish below the Falls.



  4. Ghost rider

    Snapshot Title: Ghost rider
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: The Leesburg Conglomerate at Ida Lee Park
    Image Owner: Chris Johnson



    Description:

    Hipster edition



  5. Nearby intersection

    Snapshot Title: Nearby intersection
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: The Leesburg Conglomerate at Ida Lee Park
    Image Owner: Chris Johnson



    Description:

    Helps find the location of the outcrop...



  6. Rite in the Rain logo

    Snapshot Title: Rite in the Rain logo
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: The Leesburg Conglomerate at Ida Lee Park
    Image Owner: Chris Johnson



    Description:

    Good detail!



  7. Cobble

    Snapshot Title: Cobble
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: The Leesburg Conglomerate at Ida Lee Park
    Image Owner: Chris Johnson



    Description:

    .



  8. Sad little back-eyed Susan

    Snapshot Title: Sad little back-eyed Susan
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Front yard, August 2012
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    nibbled by grasshoppers



  9. Knot

    Snapshot Title: Knot
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Front yard, August 2012
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Or is it not?



  10. Shotgun blast

    Snapshot Title: Shotgun blast
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Front yard, August 2012
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Thanks to the previous owners



  11. "Flowers" on hummingbird feeder

    Snapshot Title: "Flowers" on hummingbird feeder
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Front yard, August 2012
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    1" diameter apiece



  12. Firewood

    Snapshot Title: Firewood
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Side yard, August 2012
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Gonna reverse me some photosynthesis this winter!



  13. CALLAN

    Snapshot Title: CALLAN
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Side yard, August 2012
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    The license plate



  14. Nice hackles

    Snapshot Title: Nice hackles
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Soft sediment deformation in Hampshire Formation
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    flaring out at the edge of a joint (rusty)



  15. Joints

    Snapshot Title: Joints
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Soft sediment deformation in Hampshire Formation
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Vertically oriented



  16. Sand body pinches out

    Snapshot Title: Sand body pinches out
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hampshire Formation redbeds, from a higher perspective
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    to the west, swells in thickness as you trace it out to the east.



  17. Hackle fringe!

    Snapshot Title: Hackle fringe!
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hampshire Formation redbeds, from a higher perspective
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Edge of a fracture



  18. Small fault?

    Snapshot Title: Small fault?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hampshire Formation redbeds, from a higher perspective
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Apparently, there's a small thrust here, displacing east (left) over west (right).



  19. Small fault?

    Snapshot Title: Small fault?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hampshire Formation strata
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Apparent offset slightly displaces east (left) over west (right)



  20. Turkey Vulture

    Snapshot Title: Turkey Vulture
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hampshire Formation strata
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    soaring high, trailing annotations



  21. Prius

    Snapshot Title: Prius
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hampshire Formation redbeds, from a higher perspective
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    for scale



  22. Prius

    Snapshot Title: Prius
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hampshire Formation strata
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    for scale



  23. Pillows of sand in mudstone

    Snapshot Title: Pillows of sand in mudstone
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Soft sediment deformation in Hampshire Formation
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    .



  24. Pillows

    Snapshot Title: Pillows
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Soft sediment deformation in Hampshire Formation
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    of sand have almost completely separated from one another as their dense masses sagged downward into the Devonian mud.



  25. Pillow

    Snapshot Title: Pillow
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Soft sediment deformation in Hampshire Formation
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    of sandstone, showing the downward flexing of its internal layering



  26. "Flames" of mud shooting up

    Snapshot Title: "Flames" of mud shooting up
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Soft sediment deformation in Hampshire Formation
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    between sagging "pillows" of sand



  27. Lens cap

    Snapshot Title: Lens cap
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: View from Spruce Knob, looking south
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    (63 mm diameter) for scale



  28. Lens cap

    Snapshot Title: Lens cap
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Soft sediment deformation in Hampshire Formation
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    (63 mm diameter) for scale



  29. Karst topography back in this area

    Snapshot Title: Karst topography back in this area
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Looking west from Spruce Knob, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Sinks of Gandy Creek, Stillhouse Cave, etc.



  30. Trees are asymmetric

    Snapshot Title: Trees are asymmetric
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Looking west from Spruce Knob, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Longer branches on the east; shorter branches on the west side.



  31. Trees are asymmetric

    Snapshot Title: Trees are asymmetric
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Looking west from Spruce Knob, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Shorter limbs on the western side; longer limbs on the eastern side.



  32. Spruce cones

    Snapshot Title: Spruce cones
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Looking west from Spruce Knob, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    .



  33. Hackle fringe

    Snapshot Title: Hackle fringe
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Plumose structure, route 55, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    .



  34. Concentric ribs

    Snapshot Title: Concentric ribs
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Plumose structure, route 55, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    joint propagation from left to right.



  35. Concentric ribs

    Snapshot Title: Concentric ribs
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Plumose structure, route 55, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    joint propagation from bottom to top



  36. Concentric ribs

    Snapshot Title: Concentric ribs
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Plumose structure, route 55, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    ???



  37. Plumose structure

    Snapshot Title: Plumose structure
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Plumose structure, route 55, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    showing spreading pattern of hackles



  38. Lens cap

    Snapshot Title: Lens cap
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Plumose structure, route 55, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    (63 mm wide) for scale



  39. Fold hinge

    Snapshot Title: Fold hinge
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hanging Rock Anticline, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    is somewhere about here: strata east of this dip east, and strata west of this dip west.



  40. Rills

    Snapshot Title: Rills
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hanging Rock Anticline, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    The soil up top isn't weathering the elements as well as the blocky quartzite down below.



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