Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Weekend in Black and White

To me, this looks like the folds of some
nubby cloth.  But it's lava!  It dried in 

beautiful patterns like this after an 
1865 volcanic eruption on the Island of
Santiago (aka San Salvador) in the Galapagos.
Darwin never got to see this, since it
happened 30 years after he visited the islands.

[To see more monochromes, visit Dragonstar's meme.]


  1. How extraordinary! And lovely. So people aren't made to 'Keep Off the Lava'? It's hard to believe it's so robust!

  2. That’s the most ♡ lavable ♥ lava I have ever seen.

    It does look exactly like folds of nubby cloth.

    I guess you really wouldn’t want to come in from a swim and leap down onto that to dry off, tempting as it might seem.

    I wonder if it resembled anything like this when it was still red and glowing.

  3. What an amazing photo. And it does look like old cloth!

  4. Amazing is the right word, - great B&W photo!

  5. Tem razão, parece um tecido caprichosamente dobrado! Adorei, um abraço!

    O mirante da imagem

  6. Amazing! Fascinating photo in B&W.


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