Saturday, March 24, 2018

Pic(k) of the Week: Stone Mountain lake?

Stone Mountain lake?

The previous night's rainstorm left small pools of water at the summit of the monadnock ...

at Stone Mountain, Georgia. 26 March 2017.

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Similar to a butte, a monadnock is a mountain that rises from an area of relatively flat and/or lower terrain. The term is derived from two Native American Abenaki language terms: menonadenak (smooth mountain) or menadena (isolated mountain). Outside the U.S., the term most often used is inselberg.

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  • In 1915, Stone Mountain was the site of the founding of the second Ku Klux Klan. In 1958, the state of Georgia purchased the property and converted it into a park (now privately run). The largest bas-relief sculpture in the world, the Confederate Memorial Carving, is carved into a face of Stone Mountain. It depicts three Confederate leaders of the Civil War: President Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee, and General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson (and their favorite horses, "Blackjack," "Traveller," and "Little Sorrel," respectively).
  • More photos: here.

  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of photos taken (or noted) by me, posted on Saturdays, and often, but not always (as is the case today), with a good fermentable as the subject.
  • See the photo on Flickr: here.
  • Camera: Olympus Pen E-PL1.
    • Lens: Olympus M.14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
    • Focal length: 26.0 mm
    • Aperture: ƒ/10
    • Shutter speed: 1/400
    • ISO: 200
    • no flash
  • Commercial reproduction requires explicit permission, as per Creative Commons.

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