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Taken 18-Apr-15
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Keywords:Atlantic Ocean, Earth, Mainland Shetland, Mavis Grind, North Sea, Northmavine Peninsula, Shetland Isles, boat, geography, geology, island, isthmus, otter, peninsula, rock
Photo Info

Dimensions5094 x 3396
Original file size7.13 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken18-Apr-15 14:33
Date modified18-Apr-15 14:33
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length28 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.6
Exposure1/100 at f/8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias-1 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
The North Sea, Mavis Grind, Shetland - 18.4.15

The North Sea, Mavis Grind, Shetland - 18.4.15

Mavis Grind is an intriguing geographical location. It is an isthmus joining the Mainland of Shetland to the Northmavine Peninsula. To the west lies the Atlantic Ocean and mere metres to the set lies the North Sea. In olden days, people would lift their boats and carry them from one stretch of water to the other. Today, otters can be seen crossing the isthmus, although none were present when I was there. In addition, around 20 different types of rock can be found in the area as it was a particularly active geological spot - the rocks range from 350 million to 2.2 billion years old (around half the age of Earth itself).