Library of Ages - Montana De Oro State Park, California
The rock layers which record the geologic history of Montana De Oro State Park just south of Big Sur (3 hour drive south of San Francisco and 3 hours north from LA), can be read like books in an ancient library. A long exposure isolated the rock by smoothing the large surf. A dark fog moved in just as the sun set to enhance the mood and allow a longer exposure time. I did make some more dramatic shorter exposures which I may show later.
It is amazing to think that at one time, these layers were put down one at a time on the bottom of the ocean. Then they were lifted and tilted at a 45 degree angle! See the Sierra Club web page for this park: