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AL285: Black Lava Sand by Eliasome AL285: Black Lava Sand by Eliasome


This photo is one of a series that I took during an expedition to a large chain of volcanic islands that separate the Sea of Okhotsk from the northwestern Pacific Ocean. Please see the corresponding Gallery for detailed information on the archipelago and to see the other photos from the series. 
 
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Radu-Mihai Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Wow! Beautiful!
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Eliasome Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014   Photographer
Thank you kindly for your comment, I really appreciate it !! :) (Smile) 
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Radu-Mihai Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
No problem! :)
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JohnAshleigh Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014   Writer
You have definitely captured a moment here.
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Eliasome Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014   Photographer
There were two moments I was trying to capture.  The other is harder to see but it is the black "sand" on the beach which was formed from the erosion of the black lava rocks.  Lave, by nature, is very porous from the many air pockets formed when it cools, and the black lava sand has a quite unique texture.  It's almost like small pieces of dense styrofoam, and it's crunchy when you walk on it but also stains your shoes (or feet) with a blackness that is nearly impossible to wash off!! :D (Big Grin) 
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JohnAshleigh Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014   Writer
I had never heard of Lave creating a sand of sorts - although of course it makes perfect sense. You have enlightened me. Thankyou.
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Eliasome Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014   Photographer
Glad I could enlighten you! :D (Big Grin)

I have jars of this and most of the sands from the islands I visited during that expedition.  One day I plan on layering them inbetween two glass plates and hang it on my wall.
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JohnAshleigh Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014   Writer
Interesting! :D
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Frank-Beer Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014   Photographer
Lovely nature capture!
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Eliasome Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014   Photographer
Thank you very much!
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