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The Cabrillo Formation #1

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 11 September 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

San Diego marked the starting point for our drive along the Pacific Coast Highway heading north to San Francisco. Little did I know how many pictures I would take along this journey over the course of eight days. We drove to Point Loma and visited the Cabrillo Formation.

The Cabrillo Formation is composed mainly of sandstones and conglomerates, and is approximately 70 million years old. Fossils from this formation are not well known and consist of remains of marine invertebrates and vertebrates. The Cabrillo Formation crops out along the eastern and southwestern sides of the Point Loma peninsula in both sea cliff exposures and road cuts. It is also exposed on the western, northern, and eastern flanks of Mount Soledad.

Photo captured August 15, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 100 18 mm

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Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

What an amazing landscape.

11 Sep 2012 5:13am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

super processing with the figure giving scale

11 Sep 2012 7:07am

tataray from france, France

Belle texture en tranche.... Les couleurs superbes.)

11 Sep 2012 7:22am

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

A great place to drive - you should have many nice photos. This one is great and interesting.

11 Sep 2012 7:59am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

It's a great shot.

11 Sep 2012 8:30am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Man.............our sandstone and limestone coastline here is good, but not this good!
Great vivid colour in the shot.

11 Sep 2012 9:31am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Incredible layers and colours you get here, Steven. Sense of scale works well with the onlooking figures.

11 Sep 2012 10:20am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

Stunning layers of this amazing place . Super shot .

11 Sep 2012 11:06am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, gorgeous layers, and textures. This is a stunning image. Well done, Steven!

11 Sep 2012 11:14am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Lovely image, attractive view, contrast and colors .

11 Sep 2012 12:58pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Wow, this is really superb ... and I like the people in the shot to offer scale to it.

11 Sep 2012 3:09pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Gorgeous image. The cliffs are fantastic and your composition and human presence have produced a wonderful visual effect.

11 Sep 2012 3:20pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!!!
so beautiful colors!!!!

11 Sep 2012 3:34pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful !! A superb photo !!

11 Sep 2012 3:34pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

These layers never looked more beautiful - a brilliant piece of work Steven - by nature and by you :-)

11 Sep 2012 5:20pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

fascinating landscape and textures!

11 Sep 2012 5:44pm

Florence from Paris, France

Wonderful layers (rocks and colors). You rock. ;-)

11 Sep 2012 6:31pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Fantastic detail for this shot , and a superb landscape.

11 Sep 2012 7:02pm

Philou04 from Manosque, France

Great formation, colours and textures.

11 Sep 2012 7:32pm

ruthiebear from Titusville,NJ, United States

I like the point of view - I like being able to see all of the layers in the formation.

11 Sep 2012 8:39pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wow, fantastic place and textures in the rock formation ~ great view!

11 Sep 2012 8:45pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Stunning view of this magnificent rugged shoreline !!! The layered rock formations are absolutely wonderful ... Spectacular shot

11 Sep 2012 10:09pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I love all the textures and the lovely colors that are exposed. Beautiful composition.

11 Sep 2012 10:16pm

Harry from Apex NC, United States

Great landscape and excellent processing. I like the figures included for scale and humanity, but I wish there was a little room between them and the edge of the frame.

12 Sep 2012 2:52am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Super colors in the rock.

12 Sep 2012 10:48pm