The Minimally Artistic Art of Instant Minimalist Art: Brown & Grey (Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers)


Good Evening:

Geology fans must love getting dirty in San Francisco; I know my Dad did. Corona Heights and Land’s End both have expanses of exposed rock and sedimentary layers for study. First up, some pictures from Corona Heights.



But Land’s End/The Sutro Baths have their own pleasures. Only a few miles away, the colors alone differ significantly. So do the layers themselves, perhaps due in part to human influence.

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Note that some of the Land’s End layers are vertical, some horizontal, some diagonal. I didn’t tilt the camera for any of them, that’s just how the geology turned out. I would guess that I found all of these sedimentary formations within no more than 200 yards of each other.

Odd (but very cool) aspect of this Week’s Challenge: now that I’m actually looking for layers, I see them anywhere. And is that not what a good Challenge should do?

Vonn Scott Bair


10 responses »

    • Peter S: I’ve read other of McPhee’s work; he is an excellent non-fiction writer. I have read excerpts of Assembling California. It would probably not surprise you to know that the local papers covered the book closely. Vonn Scott Bair

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