Landborgen

🇾đŸ‡Ș Högst upp pĂ„ den mĂ€ktiga vĂ€stra landborgen pĂ„ Öland vĂ€xer ett trĂ€d. Det Ă€r ingen lĂ€tt plats att vĂ€xa pĂ„ dĂ€r trĂ€det har slagit sina rötter. Jordlagret Ă€r tunt, nederbörden sparsam och vinden frĂ„n havet blĂ„ser mer eller mindre stĂ€ndigt genom grenarna. Klippbranten ned mot stranden Ă€r bandad av de översta lagren av den berggrund som bygger upp Öland. Överst kalkstenen som bidragit till mĂ„nga ölĂ€nningars försörjning genom Ă„rhundradena. Under kalstenen ett lager alunskiffer med inlagrad orsten, som ocksĂ„ kallas stinksten eftersom det luktar petrolium nĂ€r man bryter, eller slĂ„r isĂ€r den. De översta lagren vilar pĂ„ en mĂ€ktigt lager av grĂ„ lerskiffer och under detta, lĂ„ngt under markytan, finns sandstenen.
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🇬🇧 A tree grows at the top of the mighty western cliff coast of NW Öland, Sweden’s second largest island. The place where the tree has settled its roots is not an easy place to grow. The soil is thin, the precipitation is sparse and the wind from the sea blows more or less relentlessly through the branches. The cliff beneath the tree is striped with the top layers of the bedrock that constitutes the island. At the very top is limestone, the stone that has contributed to the livelihoods of many over the centuries as limestone from Öland is found in many buildings in Northern Europe. Below the limestone is a layer of alum shale blended with anthraconite, also called stinkstone because it smells of petroleum when breaking apart. The top layers rest on a thick layer of gray clay slate and beneath, far below the ground surface, lies the sandstone.
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©Tom Gagner Photography.

Shot with Nikon D810 with AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 G VR @24mm, f/8 and ISO 100

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