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Ancient
30-MAR-2013

Ancient

The Main Range shield volcano erupted between 25 and 22 million years ago in the Tertiary period. Rather than forming a central peak the volcano erupted through numerous basalt dykes that created horizontal lava flows which are mainly basalt. These flows now form the bulk of the Main Range, Little Liverpool Range and Mistake Range and once covered a much wider area that includes both the Lockyer Valley and Fassifern Valley.

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Barbara Heide10-Apr-2013 14:57
gorgeous scenery!
Sheila09-Apr-2013 03:40
Stunning landscape. So very different to here.
You captured a marvelous sky, too.
Brenda06-Apr-2013 20:20
Wonderful landscape. Thanks for the info too!
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)06-Apr-2013 12:40
Outstanding capture! BV
Paolo
marie-jose wolff06-Apr-2013 07:34
beautiful landscape with this heavy and cloudy sky! V
Jeff Real05-Apr-2013 23:36
The sky appears to be pressing heavily upon the land. I love this beautiful image, Laine. ~V~
Karen Stuebing05-Apr-2013 21:43
Beautifully composed scene and those mountains are impressive rising from the plain. Great moody sky too. V.
Sheena Woodhead05-Apr-2013 20:01
A beautiful image...I like 2/3rd sky composition.
poochdad05-Apr-2013 19:36
Very nice, green landscape Laine.
Johnny JAG05-Apr-2013 19:13
Great landscape and sky
faye white05-Apr-2013 17:15
Beautiful scenery!
bill friedlander05-Apr-2013 15:56
A fine composition and wonderful distinct tonal layers! Lovely luminosity under a cloudy sky! V
Frank Brault05-Apr-2013 15:02
A very interesting history and a beautiful scene. V
Janet Donnelly05-Apr-2013 14:31
What a powerful landscape! And thanks for sharing some background information .... nice presentation!
Stephanie05-Apr-2013 14:14
This is soooooo gorgeous Laine! Love the bright green grass ~ it seems to brighten up the cloudy sky! :)
Char05-Apr-2013 13:58
Wonderful capture of this National Geographic like scene, Laine. Great photojournalism. \/
Carol Rollins05-Apr-2013 12:55
Beautiful landscape image, Laine, and thanks for the great background information.
LynnH05-Apr-2013 12:08
Very beautiful!! I love knowing the history, makes it even more interesting and appealing. V
Gérard Koehl05-Apr-2013 11:03
Magnifique avec ce ciel nuageux. V
Colin Storey05-Apr-2013 10:58
Stunning scene, very well composeed.
Yvonne05-Apr-2013 10:22
I remember driving through those hills, they are so spectacular... a beautiful image Laine! v
John Lamb05-Apr-2013 08:48
Splendid view of this ancient land. The cloud brushing the peaks adds to the mood.
Michal Leszczynski05-Apr-2013 08:27
Beautiful landscape scene and view. TYhese clouds gives a good color contrast here. Very well composed photo. V.
Janice Dunn05-Apr-2013 07:40
And it looks so peaceful... Auckland is built on 50 volcanoes. All extinct we hope
Ann...05-Apr-2013 07:22
These clouds make the high land look very moody and mysterious in contrast to the fore ground of cultivated land. Your information brought back memories from long ago when I studied Geology :)
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