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The Cabrillo Formation #2

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 12 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 42 mm

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Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Looks like a very dramatic coast line.

12 Sep 2012 6:14am

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Another nice view.

12 Sep 2012 7:01am

tataray from france, France

Très belle..... ))

12 Sep 2012 7:42am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

A great view too with people giving scale!!

12 Sep 2012 8:05am

omid from mashhad, Iran

so beautiful colors!!!
Amazing & lovely!

12 Sep 2012 8:30am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Incredible view - all those layers of geological time.

12 Sep 2012 8:52am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful ! And impressiv !!

12 Sep 2012 8:56am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

wonderful frame and so specific processing that I would always recognize your photo .

12 Sep 2012 10:37am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

I just love that strata in the rock combined with the blues of the sky and water. Lovely, Steven!

12 Sep 2012 11:30am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Spot - on framing and processing. Such an amazing landscape !

12 Sep 2012 3:01pm

ruthiebear from Titusville,NJ, United States

ANother lovely view of the layers. The massiveness is seen by the tiny people size.

12 Sep 2012 5:33pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Love the rocks, makes me want to go climb them

12 Sep 2012 6:00pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful frame including the water lapping on the rock formation ~ great scene!

12 Sep 2012 7:37pm

franz from Baden, Austria

a wonderful picture at the geology of that place ... and most attractive, vivid colours !

12 Sep 2012 8:09pm

Antoine from France

Superb photo with an excellent framing and a very nice processing. Have a lovely afternoon. Amicably Antoine.

12 Sep 2012 8:52pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Fascinating strata and formation. Superb picture too !

12 Sep 2012 9:02pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Impressive view of this amazing formation !!! The people make a perfect scale reference ...

12 Sep 2012 9:30pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A nice angle on the formation. The people give us the scale.

12 Sep 2012 10:49pm

Harry from Apex NC, United States

I like this one better. I like the longer view of the point at the left, as well as the palcement of the humans in the frame.

12 Sep 2012 11:58pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

What an amazing coastline! Beautiful!

13 Sep 2012 12:25am

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

The layers are phenomenal!

13 Sep 2012 2:06am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Exquisite, both coastline and photo.

13 Sep 2012 3:08am