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Sedimentary Abstract by Dave Martsolf


Small (16.5" x 16.4")

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The original photo was taken in Glacier National Park, a photo of a slab of sedimentary rock that was once the bottom of a shallow seabed about 1 billion years ago. At that time the only life on Earth was algae.

Featured in Visual Textures group, September 2009.

Photomanipulation with Photoshop. Original photography with a Nikon P80.

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  • Dana Roper
    Dana Roperabout 5 years ago

    This is a gorgeous photo!!! Glacier National Park is so beautiful!

  • Hi Dana, Thanks so much. Glacier is filled with possibilities and so much peace. – Dave

    – Dave Martsolf

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful textures and colors Dave!! :)

  • Thanks Keith, It did come out quite nicely. Maybe I will try a few more.

    – Dave Martsolf

  • methec
    methecabout 5 years ago

    The colors leave me breathless. The natural form is beautiful! I am looking through all your work and I am really excited.

  • Hi M, Just went back and read your biog. So happy for you that you have a mind that has been able to balance all your experiences and keep you on an even keel. Your work is strong and promising. Thanks so much for your kind comments. – Dave

    – Dave Martsolf

  • LeilaniMelayna
    LeilaniMelaynaabout 5 years ago

    Really nice capture! Lovely enhancement! I bet it was real dull without the enhancement to liven up with the shine & colors, wasn’t it? Just wondering.

    Smiles Leilani

  • Hi Leilani, yes, it was duller than what you see here. but, on the other hand, how often do you go to a museum and everything is hands off or behind glass. This chunk of flat rock is a true fossil. Actually, it is more than that. It IS the seabed that became cracked and split during a dry spell, only to be covered up later with more preserving layers of sediment. This is the ACTUAL seabed from a billion years ago. And, it sits by the side of a walking trail where you can rub it, lay on it, even kiss it if you want to. Really amazing. So, duller is really only in the eyes of the beholder. Enjoy!

    – Dave Martsolf

  • Enoeda
    Enoedaabout 5 years ago

    Great capture, stunning textures ans colours!

  • Thanks En, I love your watercolors. Others should click on your link here and take a look. Wonderful light.

    – Dave Martsolf

  • Erika Gouws
    Erika Gouwsalmost 5 years ago


  • Thanks Erika!

    – Dave Martsolf

  • Earthmonster
    Earthmonsteralmost 5 years ago


  • Wow! Thanks, EM!

    – Dave Martsolf

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersalmost 5 years ago

    Another excellent image. . . Well done!! . . .

  • Thanks Hugh, and thanks for the fave as well. – Dave

    – Dave Martsolf

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertalmost 5 years ago

    Wow this is wonderful..such great detail and color..congrats on your feature!!

  • Hi Kim! Thanks! Just heard about the feature. I am so happy!

    – Dave Martsolf

  • bhutch7
    bhutch7almost 5 years ago

    Coppery treasure!

  • Thanks so much for your kind words!

    – Dave Martsolf

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