2007 Du Noyer Competition Winners

2007 RESULTS

Winners of Irish Category

1st. - Clair Donogher, Kinnitty, Co. Offaly

2nd. - Judith Boyle, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

3rd. - David Kirk, Belfast, BT5 7FB


Winner of Foreign Category

Gráinne Baxter, Goatstown, Dublin 14




Here is a selection of Competition entries

 

Peat layers after heavy rainfall


 

Peat layers after heavy rainfall, Glendine Gap, Slieve Bloom, Co. Offaly

December 2006

Clair Donogher

 

Peat layers at roadside


 

Peat layers at the roadside, Glendine Gap, Slieve Bloom, Co. Offaly

December 2006

Clair Donogher

 

Cliff face near Fira, Santorini

 

Cliff face near Fira, Santorini (also known as Thira) southern most volcanic island in the Cyclades Islands (Aegean Sea)

June 2007

Clair Donogher

 
 
 

Giant's Causeway

 

Giants Causeway, Co. Antrim. Basalt columns in the Giants Causeway which were formed from the slow drying/cooling of lava, which erupted to the surface from the movement of continental plates.

May 2007

Judith Boyle

 

Grand Canyon


Grand Canyon



These 2 photographs show that the Grand Canyon is a feature of erosion that owes its existences mainly to the Colorado River as well as from rain, snowmelt and tributary streams.

August 2006

Judith Boyle

           

Death Valley



Death valley: This picture shows the geology of Death Valley. The oldest rocks in this area are extensively metamorphosed and at least 1.7 billion years old.

August 2006

Judith Boyle


Porphyritic Granite


Time and tides on the shore near Annalong sculpt the porphyritic granite of the great cone-sheet that encircles the Mourne Mountains. Co. Down

September 2007

David Kirk


Ben Crom, Mourne Mountains

Vertical and horizontal jointing allow time to shape fantasies from the granite of Ben Crom in the Mourne Mountains. Co. Down

2001

David Kirk

Granite castles of Commedagh in Mourne Mountains

The surreal landscape of the eroded granite Castles of Commedagh in the Mourne Mountains. Co. Down

2001

David Kirk

Mullagh More, The Burren, Co. Clare

Uplifting and gently folded by tectonic pressures of the iconic hill of Mullagh More contrasts with the normal horizontal bedding of the Burren, Co. Clare

2006

David Kirk


Moeraki Boulders, Oamaru, New Zealand

Moeraki Boulders, Oamaru, New Zealand. Measuring up to 3m in diameter the boulders - classed as septarian concretions - have been released from the mudstone coastal cliffs through erosion.

August 2007

Gráinne Baxter

The 'Pancake Rocks' Punakaiki, New Zealand

Punaiki, New Zealand. The 'Pancake Rocks'. The layers of limestone are believed to be formed as a result of a secondary precess called stylobedding. After being buried and compacted, grains of shell and sleleton were put under such pressure that they pass into solution. Some minerals merged to form thin seams of mudstone between layers of limestone. The forces of sea and weather during the past 100,000 years have eroded the mudstone more than the limestone, enhancing the 'pancake' effect.

August 2007

Gráinne Baxter

Kangaroo Island, South Australia


Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Examples of cavernous and spherical weathering in granite set atop a granite outcrop 75m above the sea. The rocks are covered with an orange lichen that dominates in areas of high salinity.

June 2007

Gráinne Baxter

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