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Granite
2005/03/12 oochappan

Granite

Madurai

And here you see how they gain those granite plates in this quarry of the Elephant Rock.
An old but effective trick, squeezing wooden plugs into the rock and after poring water on it.
I still wonder about the big holes drilled in this plate here.

Down in this quarry it is even more hot as there is almost no wind to cool off.
Would you like to work here ?

Canon EOS 1D Mark II ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM , Extender EF 1.4x II
ISO200 F/13 1/1000sec -0,3 98mm full exif

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Guest 05-Apr-2005 09:36
Another "WOW" one!