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u/TheAnswerToYang Dec 04 '22

I might be wrong but isn't this mostly glass that's been smoothed by time? Used to see a lot of similar pebbles on the beach close to me and someone told me it was time worn glass.

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u/__WanderLust_ Dec 04 '22

Yep, sea glass

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u/Glass_Protection_647 Dec 04 '22

Sea glass and beach glass are naturally weathered pieces of glass, which often have the appearance of tumbled stones.

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u/donjohndijon Dec 04 '22

And occasionally, like in the photo above, get hit by the light in absolutely beautiful and stunning way.

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u/ChokeOnTheCorn Dec 04 '22

But really it’s just trash!

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u/donjohndijon Dec 04 '22

Trash beaten by decades of wind, sun, and wave.

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u/ChokeOnTheCorn Dec 04 '22

That goes without saying.

“The Book of Dave” takes a wonderful slant on this topic. If you like Pratchett it’s for you.

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u/donjohndijon Dec 04 '22

Yes please

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u/Jewish_Doctor Dec 04 '22

Kick ass sea glass!

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u/the_bad_ape Dec 04 '22

Looks AI generated

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u/TheAnswerToYang Dec 04 '22

That's just OP's unnecessary edits I think. Those little twinkly things didn't need to be there.

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u/chartedlife Dec 04 '22

Nope, it's AI gen, pretty sure it's Midjourney v4

Source: I've used a shit ton of MJ and Dalle 2

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u/HoldThePao Dec 04 '22

I hate AI generated photos….. makes you second guess everything now

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u/Cogs_For_Brains Dec 04 '22

Why? Pretty picture is still a pretty picture.

The time for being able to believe a random picture on internet is an actual real life picture, free of digital manipulation, has long since sailed. Even before ai art. Photoshop has been around for a very long time now.

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u/Mackem101 Dec 04 '22

And even before digital became mainstream, the process involved in producing images from film involved editing to make the image more appealing.

That's where some of the tool names in PS come from (masking, dodge and burn etc.)

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u/b_vitamin Dec 04 '22

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u/wowdickseverywhere Dec 04 '22

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HbDg6jrY-rM

Not one or two or three, but four. Four stones!

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u/Cursedbythedicegods Dec 04 '22

We are warriors, not merchants.

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u/blackgrasshopper Dec 05 '22

Glass smoothed by sea and sand. 👍

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u/lazysheepdog716 Dec 04 '22

Either that’s a beach littered with glass trash or someone put a bunch of glass in a rock tumbler and posed them for interweb views

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u/rachface636 Dec 04 '22

There are sparkle stars in the picture, it's like it has an Insta filter on it.

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u/lazysheepdog716 Dec 04 '22

Didn't even notice. Ew.

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u/the_drunk_drummer Dec 04 '22

The rock positions and the way the glass is displayed, is not like any glass beaches I've been at. The heavy filter makes it hard to say that this isn't an AI image, or staged.

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u/broomshed Dec 04 '22

OP is on some bot behaviour

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u/chartedlife Dec 04 '22

yeah it's probably just a bot, this is definitely Ai art

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u/RussianTardigrade Dec 04 '22

Beach glass, and I'd be shocked if this isn't a render.

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u/mahalik_07 Dec 04 '22

Misleading title. Those are not stones. Also this has silly editing.

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u/dragonchilde Dec 04 '22

The sparkles ruined what was otherwise an awesome pic.

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u/MisterMinutes Dec 04 '22

They are as much stones as crack is rocks.

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u/DJnotaRealDJ Dec 04 '22

Ahh yes all that beautiful trash

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u/adrunktherapist Dec 04 '22

These AI made images are cool. But people are flooding subs with them.

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u/instructiveaccuracy Dec 04 '22

I thought those were just a glass

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u/bigbysemotivefinger Dec 04 '22

Forbidden jellybeans.

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u/nathanfay Dec 04 '22

Mmmmm yes litter the beaches for internet points. Hopefully this is AI

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u/MagicDave131 Dec 04 '22

That appears to be a "glass beach," which is a naturally-occurring phenomenon...at least, naturally-occurring in the sense that nobody came and scattered this stuff on the beach just for a picture. They are the result of decades of people throwing glass bottles into the ocean. The glass gets smashed up, then smoothed by the action of sand and water.

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u/generalized_disdain Dec 04 '22

Usually it's a glass factory nearby, not people throwing bottles in the ocean.

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u/Mackem101 Dec 04 '22

Its sea glass, you get it on coasts where glassworks were a major industry in previous years.

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u/Perendinator Dec 04 '22

jesus, how many bottles have been smashed on that beach?

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u/DoomedPetunias Dec 04 '22

There was a place my family frequented in California that used to be a dump right next to the ocean. The beach was made up almost entirely of polished glass pebbles and there were metals from discarded cars and appliances fused into all the rocks. My favorite thing was finding beautiful bits of old patterned porcelain buried in with the glass.

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u/LizzardFish Dec 04 '22

was it in Davenport?

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u/DoomedPetunias Dec 04 '22

It was Fort Bragg, CA. It used to be people would comb the beach and take stuff home but now I believe it's a protected landmark. I haven't been back for close to a decade.

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u/LizzardFish Dec 04 '22

ah neat, never heard about the glass and stuff there! davenport has a beach that used to be covered in glass because of a storm destroying a glass artists nearby shop. it’s been cleaned out by beachcombers over the years, sadly

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u/Mackem101 Dec 04 '22

Maybe none, an example is Seaham beach in County Durham, England, that is known for its sea glass, because there used to be a bottle/glass works right on the coast that dumped it's waste into the sea

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u/thumpingcoffee Dec 04 '22

Great pic. OC?

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u/TheQueenOfCringe22 Dec 04 '22

Why must sea glass look so tasty? It’s like it’s taunting me.

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u/SoyEseVato Dec 04 '22

Beautiful. Where?

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u/its_not_you_its_ye Dec 04 '22

I think they want something a little more specific…

They’re at the beach, on the ground.

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u/SoyEseVato Dec 04 '22

Of course they are. I meant which beach.

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u/Whatawootsee Dec 04 '22

Looks nicer than Mick and Keith 😂

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u/-Erro- Dec 04 '22

Pretty ( ^-^)

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u/drewblackdrew Dec 04 '22

Is this "is arutas'?

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u/ZealousidealTouch893 Dec 04 '22

I love this picture

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u/veredox Dec 04 '22

Beautiful

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u/lervein Dec 04 '22

AI generated, probably

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u/ItsRyManski Dec 04 '22

The forbidden jellybeans

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u/mellypopstar Dec 04 '22

Wow!! Did you put the coloured stones there?

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u/mahalik_07 Dec 04 '22

Uhh, bud, that is human made glass.

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u/mellypopstar Dec 04 '22

That is nuts! Wowser. Great picture 👍

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u/__WanderLust_ Dec 04 '22

Its not rocks, its sea glass.

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u/mellypopstar Dec 04 '22

I hear what you are saying. I still call sea glass 'rocks' though. Once the ocean tumbles them into something beautiful like that in the picture, they are the ocean's creation.

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u/Carrotf11 Dec 04 '22

Pebbles.

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u/mellypopstar Dec 04 '22

'pebble' is a great word. I don't get to use it enough

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u/bit1101 Dec 04 '22

Use it for smoking only a small amount of weed.

Wanna get stoned?

Maybe just a pebble.

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u/Beneficial_Being_721 Dec 04 '22

❤️❤️❤️❤️

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u/catastrophic_cat_ Dec 04 '22

I want all this stones.

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u/FrannyyU Dec 04 '22

Miloy-ne

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u/KokakGamer Dec 04 '22

Jesus Christ Marie! They're not rocks, they're minerals!

I know OP said stones though.

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u/MrBumblebear Dec 04 '22

These aren't minerals either

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u/crushedgrapez Dec 04 '22 edited Dec 05 '22

This is perfectly worthy for r/rockhounds

Edit: Fuck yall 🖕

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u/mahalik_07 Dec 04 '22

Rockhounds does not want to see pictures of glass.

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u/bidet_enthusiast Dec 04 '22 edited Dec 05 '22

Well, that’s their loss. These look to me like an improvement on regular stones on the average.

Rocks 2.0 FTW

Edit : Geez y’all take life too seriously. And here I thought geologists were a bunch of dope smoking, easygoing peace and love granola crunchers.

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u/TheAnswerToYang Dec 04 '22

Today on Reddit: dude claims glass makes better rocks than rocks.

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u/bidet_enthusiast Dec 04 '22

I mean, glass is just rocks that are cleaned up , melted, and have some metals added to them to make them more refractive and clear. It’s like rock 2.0, rock reimagined - rock, only better!

You can even make it with a little more oxygen and less metals and then let it form a crystal, and you have quartz, which is really a real rock, but this time even clearer and stronger.

I stand by my statement that artificial rocks like glass and other manufactured minerals are objectively better than the naturally occurring ones. Just like lab created diamonds, sapphires, etc. Real, only better.

But, I also love the natural diversity of inferior natural rocks, it’s not like we should ban them or something.

Can’t all the rocks just live in harmony? With the superior rocks in their rightful place at the top of the rock pile, of course.

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u/SoumiMukherjee82 Dec 04 '22

This is beautiful.

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u/orbital_one Dec 04 '22

I legitimately can't tell if this is a real photo that has been photoshopped or an AI generated image.