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Carsten T. Rees

Mithraeum in Riegel

Carsten T. Rees

Defile on the Nimberg

Nimberg near Nimburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

April 5th 2012, 11:15 CEST

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© 2012 Carsten T. Rees, All Rights Reserved.

Caption

“Culture” is of course also part of the word “agriculture”, in fact the word culture derives from a Latin word for agriculture.

In this panorama you can see a crossroad at a defile, which is located in the middle of a vineyard. The ground is loess – a clastic, predominantly silt-sized sediment, which is formed by the accumulation of wind-blown dust. Loess is very fertile and soft, so over the centuries ox-carts and horse-waggons dug their way deeper and deeper into it.

The loess defiles form a very special ecological habitat. There are little holes in the loess walls, inhabited by rare species of insects, spiders and reptiles. But not only the fauna, even the flora is very special in these defiles - a paradise for botanists.

I have chosen this panorama for the theme “culture” since it demonstrates a man-made landscape. Most of the land in Central Europe has been shaped and reshaped by man over the centuries.

Location

Europe / Germany

Lat: 48° 5' 45.95" N
Long: 7° 46' 34.42" E

Elevation: 231 m

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Equipment

Canon EOS 5D MKII, Canon 15mm, Nodal Ninja R1, DXO, PTGui Pro, Photoshop
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