Google Earth image from the Gobi Desert. I'm seeing this in my alcohol inks.
I just found this part of the Gobi desert by typing in the position marked at the bottom of this shot.
I saw that the black parts are in fact white snow but I didn't catch on that the fanned out formation was valleys with water flowing northwards. My brain told me that water falls down... and thus south! How daft can you get?
I can feel the old age creeping up on me Kim. Ugh!
It's not you Sue, those GE photo's can be very deceiving.
I used to be good with Ordnance Survey and maps. I love aerial photos too.
I don't know whether the US uses the term Ordnance Survey. It's just using army plans where every detail is marked and heights are traced.
"An official survey organization that prepares large-scale detailed maps of the whole country."
Nature is wonderful.
That's interesting, I've never heard the term Ordnance Survey but then I don't know much about surveying or maps other than my 6' world map that I reference all the time and Google Earth. I bet those maps were made during the war and so we wouldn't have them here in the US.
the natural world is a fractal! beautiful picture!
Kim, be sure to keep your work area properly ventilated. Thanks for sharing the Google Earth image, which is an excellent example of fractal geometry at work in our natural world. -- Richard
Thanks Richard, and thanks for the reminder about ventilating. I'm pretty lax in that area but well aware I should do that especially when spritzing alcohol.
Well, from the thumbnail I though it was a painting.