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.

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.

  • 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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