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Tswaing Crater by LinRuPhotography Tswaing Crater by LinRuPhotography
Rudi van den Heever - LinRu Photography

Tswaing is an impact crater in South Africa. This astrobleme is 1.13 km in diameter and 100 m deep and the age is estimated to be 52,000 years (Pleistocene). The impactor is believed to have been a chondrite or stony meteorite some 30 to 50 m in diameter that was vaporized during the impact event. The name Tswaing means Place of Salt in Tswana. Stone tools from the Middle Stone Age show that the crater was regularly visited by people from as far back as 100,000 years ago in order to hunt and collect salt. Water in the crater comes from surface springs, ground water and rain water and is rich in dissolved carbonates and sodium chlorides. Tswana and Sotho people harvested the salt by filtering and decoction between 1200 and 1800.

This image is a single exposure taken at about midday (11H00) with a circular polarizer filter... the clouds made for interesting shadows on the crater... For those that are interested - minimal adjustments in LR4 and no work in CS6 except resize and sharpen for web!

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Lady-Anuy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just amazing ! : O
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LinRuPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   Photographer
Thanks milady!
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Lady-Anuy Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks to you for this picture !
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MayLPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic shot! So beautiful!
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xLoversRevenge Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
beautiful shot!
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AKA-Cy Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fabulous!!! :clap: :clap:
Thanks so much for the info.
Cy
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