Fine Art Landscape Photography Glamorgan Heritage Coast, Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales, UK
Limited Edition Print *
Image of Glamorgan Heritage Coast and limestone cliffs, taken from near Broughton Beach, looking east toward Monknash and Nash Point.
The stretch of coastline forms part of the Glamorgan Heritage Site of Special Scientific Interest, due to its geology, fossils and botany.
Carboniferous Limestone from upwards of 300 million years ago lies at the present sea level. By the Triassic period, 200 million years ago, these rocks were already tilted and eroded. A new deposition phase created more sedimentary rocks, including a red Triassic conglomerate, and a creamy white Jurassic limestone known as Sutton Stone, a freestone much sought-after for carved stonework, and so widely quarried where it occurs.
Image was made by exposing the camera over 1 to 2 hours, thereby capturing the apparent movement of the stats, caused by the spinning of the earth on her axis.
The stars are rotating around the north star at the top of the image, and around the south star at the bottom of the image - both curves are visible since the camera is pointing east.
This image is a Limited Edition Print of 400 for sizes larger than 12"x8".
Location: Vale of Glamorgan