Reconstruction of theTemple Balsall 27-07-2011 formation | |||||

1. |
Draw a circle. Draw and extend the horizontal and vertical centerlines. | ||||

2. |
Construct the circumscribed square of circle 1, sides horizontal and vertical. | ||||

3. |
Draw the connecting line between the center of circle 1 and the upper righthand angular point of square 2. | ||||

4. |
Construct the circumscribed square of circle 1, pointing up. | ||||

5. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, passing through the intersections of squares 2 and 4. | ||||

6. |
Copy circle 1 to the upper intersection of circle 5 and the vertical centerline. | ||||

7. |
Copy circle 5 to the center of circle 6. | ||||

8. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to circle 7 at the upper side. | ||||

9. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to circle 6 at the upper side. | ||||

10. |
Construct a circle centered at the righthand intersection of squares 2 and 4 just above the horizontal centerline, passing through the upper righthand angular point of square 2. | ||||

11. |
Copy circle 10 seven times, to the other intersections of squares 2 and 4. | ||||

12. |
Construct a line, tangent to circle 10 and rightmost circle 11 at the lefthand sides, and extend this line up to circle 8 in both directions. | ||||

13. |
Repeat step 12 another seven times, for all other pairs of adjacent circles 10 and 11 at corresponding sides, as shown. | ||||

14. |
Draw the ray of circle 8, passing through the center of circle 10. | ||||

15. |
Repeat step 14 another seven times, for all rays passing through the centers of circles 11. | ||||

16. |
Construct a line parallel to line 12, passing through the lefthand intersection of circle 10 and ray 14, and extending up to circle 8 in both directions. | ||||

17. |
Repeat step 16 another seven times, with respect to all lines 13, passing through corresponding intersections, as shown. | ||||

18. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 10, tangent to line 16. | ||||

19. |
Copy circle 18 seven times, to the centers of circles 11. | ||||

20. |
Construct a circle centered at the intersection of line 12 and upper horizontal line 13, tangent to line 16. | ||||

21. |
Construct a line parallel to line 12, tangent to circle 20 at the lefthand side, and extending up to circle 8 in both directions. | ||||

22. |
Repeat steps 20 and 21 another seven times, with respect to all lines 13, at corresponding positions, as shown. | ||||

23. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, passing through the intersection just below circle 20 of line 12 and the corresponding line 17, as shown. | ||||

24. |
Copy circle 23 eight times, to the centers of circles 10 and 11. | ||||

25. |
Draw the connecting line between the righthand intersection of circle 10 and rightmost circle 11, and the righthand intersection of circle 8 and the upper horizontal line 17. | ||||

26. |
Copy line 25, while mirroring with respect to the horizontal centerline. | ||||

27. |
Repeat steps 25 and 26 another seven times, with respect to all other pairs of adjacent circles 10 and 11 at corresponding positions, as shown. | ||||

28. |
Circles 1, 8, 9, 10, 11, 18, 19 and 24, and lines 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 25, 26 and 27, are used for the final reconstruction. | ||||

29. |
Remove all parts not visible within the formation itself. High resolution dwf-file | ||||

30. |
Colour all areas corresponding to standing... High resolution dwf-file | ||||

31. |
...or to flattened crop, and finish the reconstruction of the Temple Balsall formation of 27-07-2011. High resolution dwf-file | ||||

32. |
Photo by: Steve Alexander | The final result, matched with the aerial image. | |||

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Copyright © 2011, Zef Damen, The Netherlands Personal use only, commercial use prohibited. | |||||