Category Archives: Geologic Formations

Walk-0n Beach Sentinels

(Click on image to enlarge) This is one of my favorite beaches to, well, walk on, and to photograph.  Shooting ultra-wide at 14mm gives a fitting perspective to these massive sandstone sentinels overlooking the northern entry point to Walk-on Beach … Continue reading

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The Many Textures of Shell Beach

(Click on any image to enlarge) Shell Beach here on Sea Ranch is an extremely interesting place to visit, especially at low tide.  I shot some images there two days ago in the late afternoon while the tide was out.  … Continue reading

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Into the Fog

(Click on any image to enlarge) We had a short heat wave hit the north coast a couple of days ago.  It also thickened the marine layer resulting in some dense fog along our coast here at Sea Ranch.  I … Continue reading

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From Sandstone to Conglomerates: Sea Ranch’s Diverse Geology

(Click on any image to enlarge) I recently spent an afternoon at a place my wife and I call “The Precipice” here on Sea Ranch.   It lies just north of Smuggler’s Cove and south of the Marine Preserve.  It lies … Continue reading

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More Sandstone Weathering

(Click on any image to enlarge) Finishing off the sandstone weathering theme, here are my final two images from my afternoon crawling over the rocks at Del Mar Point.  The first image was rather striking to me in how the … Continue reading

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Sandstone Weathering over the Milenia

(Click on image to enlarge) I took this image at Del Mar Point several days ago.  I love this area of Sea Ranch because the sandstone formations are incredible.   This image captures the full spectrum of geologic oddities peculiar to … Continue reading

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Where have I just Landed?

(Click on any image to expand) Sometimes an image, or group of images can transform a familiar place to a very unfamiliar place, maybe even a place other-worldly in appearance.  It was a cloudy day with intermittent fog along the … Continue reading

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Turbulence

(Click on any image to expand) We had a foggy day here at the Ranch a few days ago, so I decided to head out to one of my favorite spots that Barbara and I call “The Precipice.”   We often … Continue reading

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Arch Rock Cove

(Click on Image to Enlarge) A couple of weeks ago I spent a little time along the bluff at Arch Rock Cove here on Sea Ranch.  These rock towers, once a part of the coastline here in the distant past, … Continue reading

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Walk On Beach on a Sunny Afternoon

(Click on any image to enlarge) It’s been a little while since I hiked along the sands of Walk-On Beach here at Sea Ranch.   The tide was low enough that I could approach some of the intertidal rock formations and … Continue reading

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What the Eye can’t See: “Gray-scapes” at Smuggler’s Cove

  (Click on any image to expand) We had a pretty overcast day a couple of days ago and I decided to head out to a rocky area just north of Smuggler’s Cove here on Sea Ranch.  I like this … Continue reading

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Black Point on a Lazy Spring Afternoon

(Click on any image to enlarge) Yesterday the weather was kind of in and out foggy and misty with a little spotty sun here and there.  I decided to head out to the very end of Black Point as I … Continue reading

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