This is a macro I took of a large pile of pebbles being used to mix into cement at a construction site in Cusco, Peru. I found the variety of patterns and colors to be quite extraordinary. As I remember these little stones, it saddens me to think that beauty such as this is now buried in cement. It took millions of years to create these designs, thousands more to polish them in river beds..the sun and wind to refine the color tones ..and then totally without regard they are changed into a monotone structure that probably won’t last but a few decades.
It is so difficult to see the destruction we have caused to the living things on this planet…and to my long,very sad list I now add pebbles.

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  • walstraasart
    walstraasartabout 4 years ago

    All my life I love pebbles. An excellent, very beautiful photograph Gena

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfabout 4 years ago

    I can only agree with you Gena. I hate concrete with a passion. Lovely image.

  • bouncy
    bouncyabout 4 years ago

    They are really neat, and so are your shared thoughts. Imagine the number of amazing fossils that are now gone, buried in some building’s exterior or crushed underneath a road! Nice, Gena. Well said!

  • Cathy  Walker
    Cathy Walkerabout 4 years ago

    arent they beautiful!

  • SandyDeLuca
    SandyDeLucaabout 4 years ago


  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 4 years ago

    wonderful work gena i love rocks and pebbles i have a smallcollectiopn along with shells from my travels Liz

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 4 years ago

    Great close up, like your description

  • Amanda Huggins
    Amanda Hugginsabout 4 years ago

    wow, very cool!

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 4 years ago

    Great capture of all these different colors and textures of stones!

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonabout 4 years ago

    Great capture and colour

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