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The Cabrillo Formation #3

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 13 September 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

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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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

I really love the cliffs, great colours, I would love to go there

13 Sep 2012 6:11am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Looks like a dramatic coastline

13 Sep 2012 7:28am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Must be popular with photographers, a good looking location - are you related to the lady with the tripod?

13 Sep 2012 7:46am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Incredible landscape and love the colourful scattering of the crowd on the beach.

13 Sep 2012 8:26am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

A spectacular place. The colors brought by the people are a nice addition for the image.

13 Sep 2012 9:44am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful photo . A superb composition .

13 Sep 2012 10:15am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

I agree with the Francisco - the people wondering around in their variously colored clothes make the shot. Great eye, Steven!

13 Sep 2012 11:23am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

wonderful place and your framing !

13 Sep 2012 11:45am

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

Of all the photos I've seen of southern CA, I have never seen these cliffs that you have shared with us. The Cabrillo Formation is a beautiful sight!

13 Sep 2012 1:48pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful spot to view the formation, water, and people. Nice shot.

13 Sep 2012 3:23pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

I love this sense of scale, and can't get over the density of these rock layers. Amazing place !

13 Sep 2012 5:03pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

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

13 Sep 2012 5:51pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

The layered rock formation of the cliff is absolutely impressive ... Beautiful shot of this interesting place !!!

13 Sep 2012 6:16pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

really well captured this textures!

13 Sep 2012 7:08pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Loving the series. The colors in the rocks are great.

13 Sep 2012 7:20pm

ruthiebear from Titusville,NJ, United States

Stunning colors and layers in this image.

13 Sep 2012 7:24pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Amazing evolution of nature and the people make this scene so interesting! Great information and photo!

13 Sep 2012 8:12pm

Moein from Tehran, Iran

The best photo of beach that is seem this week ..

13 Sep 2012 9:37pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This really gives a great view of the formation. It is so interesting. Great shot.

13 Sep 2012 10:15pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran


13 Sep 2012 10:36pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very interesting. It looks like a fun place to explore.

14 Sep 2012 3:13am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That looks like a great place to visit. Maybe it will have to go onto my list.

14 Sep 2012 4:16am

franz from Baden, Austria

incredible work of art by nature ... like the layers of a wafer !!!

17 Sep 2012 7:07pm