Cook inlet panorama : sun, air, water and rock tectonics
Started work at last. Working up a series of studies of the fluid landscape. Sun, water and air, three out of the four alchemists elements.
On reflection this seems perverse in a landscape so dominated by the presence of such vast scale and weight. As a kid I used to imagine that cloud shapes were really mountains, just outside London. You don't have to do that here, there are real mountains on every edge of town. But all this mass is deceptive, and far from static. We are sitting right on the most seismically active area in the N America. This is a subduction zone where one continental land mass slides under another. There are over 23,000 earthquakes a year here, 150 since 4 pm. yesterday afternoon.
The mountains here are as fluid as the sea and the air, if you watch them for long enough. That's enough words. Here's the pictures.