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Callan Bentley's Snapshots

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  1. 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



  2. Knot

    Snapshot Title: Knot
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

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



    Description:

    Or is it not?



  3. 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



  4. "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



  5. 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!



  6. CALLAN

    Snapshot Title: CALLAN
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

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



    Description:

    The license plate



  7. 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)



  8. Joints

    Snapshot Title: Joints
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

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



    Description:

    Vertically oriented



  9. 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.



  10. 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



  11. 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).



  12. 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)



  13. Turkey Vulture

    Snapshot Title: Turkey Vulture
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hampshire Formation strata
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    soaring high, trailing annotations



  14. Prius

    Snapshot Title: Prius
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

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



    Description:

    for scale



  15. Prius

    Snapshot Title: Prius
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hampshire Formation strata
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    for scale



  16. 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:

    .



  17. 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.



  18. 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



  19. "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



  20. 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



  21. 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



  22. 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.



  23. 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.



  24. 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.



  25. Spruce cones

    Snapshot Title: Spruce cones
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

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



    Description:

    .



  26. Hackle fringe

    Snapshot Title: Hackle fringe
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

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



    Description:

    .



  27. 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.



  28. 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



  29. Concentric ribs

    Snapshot Title: Concentric ribs
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

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



    Description:

    ???



  30. 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



  31. 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



  32. 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.



  33. 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.



  34. Cars returning from Lost River State Park?

    Snapshot Title: Cars returning from Lost River State Park?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

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



    Description:

    ...perhaps?



  35. Does BP count as an attraction?

    Snapshot Title: Does BP count as an attraction?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

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



    Description:

    .



  36. Road sign for the Baker exit

    Snapshot Title: Road sign for the Baker exit
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

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



    Description:

    Intersection of 55 with 29 and 259.



  37. Lost River sign

    Snapshot Title: Lost River sign
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

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



    Description:

    That's what the bridge goes over.



  38. Thrust fault

    Snapshot Title: Thrust fault
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

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



    Description:

    Low-angle fracture is a fault with <2 m of offset. See this blog post for more detail and a better view: www.nvcc.edu/home/cbentley/geoblog/2009/03/route-55-west-virginia.html Will open in a new tab or window



  39. Large-scale trough cross-bedding

    Snapshot Title: Large-scale trough cross-bedding
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

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



    Description:

    Concave up: these strata are right-side-up.



  40. Strata dipping to the west

    Snapshot Title: Strata dipping to the west
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Rose Hill Formation / Tuscarora Formation contact
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    But if you walked east, you would find them flatten out (horizontal) and then dip to the east: that's the Hanging Rock Anticline. For a view of what this vast fold looks like from a more easterly pers...



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