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Ron Schott's Snapshots

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  1. McWay Falls

    Snapshot Title: McWay Falls
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Paradise!



  2. Point Bar

    Snapshot Title: Point Bar
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Sedimentology
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... but not the kind that serves Point Beer.



  3. Rocky Coast

    Snapshot Title: Rocky Coast
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Big Sur Coast from Rocky Point (Wide)
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Crashing waves and a small sea-cave.



  4. Rocky Creek Bridge

    Snapshot Title: Rocky Creek Bridge
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Rocky Creek Bridge from Rocky Point, Big Sur Coast
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... and the Pacific Coast Highway.



  5. Birds in Flight

    Snapshot Title: Birds in Flight
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: China Rock Beach, Monterey Peninsula
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Anyone recognize the species?



  6. Coastal Cliffs

    Snapshot Title: Coastal Cliffs
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Pescadero Marsh
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Wow.



  7. Teepees

    Snapshot Title: Teepees
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Pescadero Marsh
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... of driftwood.



  8. Caught in Flight

    Snapshot Title: Caught in Flight
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Pigeon Point Lighthouse
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    No Photoshopping at all - honest.



  9. Headless Cyclist

    Snapshot Title: Headless Cyclist
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Tilted Chert, Marin Headlands
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... haunting my dreams.



  10. Nifty Knocker

    Snapshot Title: Nifty Knocker
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Chert and a Knocker
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... not sure if it's blueschist.



  11. Not the San Andreas Fault

    Snapshot Title: Not the San Andreas Fault
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: The Golden Gate
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... though one might be excused for thinking so.



  12. Folded Chert

    Snapshot Title: Folded Chert
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Folded Chert, Golden Gate
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    This may not be the best angle to see it, but these are pretty contorted beds.



  13. Soil Profile

    Snapshot Title: Soil Profile
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Bird Rock, Marin Headlands
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... developed atop the cliff.



  14. Washover

    Snapshot Title: Washover
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Baymouth Bar, Rodeo Lagoon, Fort Cronkhite
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Storm waves breaking clear over the beach berm have washed sand from the beach back into the lagoon. The washover displays a classic delta fan morphology.



  15. Flowers

    Snapshot Title: Flowers
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Eucalyptus
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Anyone know the name or species?



  16. Not a Mirage

    Snapshot Title: Not a Mirage
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Bonneville Salt Flats
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    A real mountain and its reflection.



  17. Imagine the View

    Snapshot Title: Imagine the View
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Kennecott Smelter, Northern Oquirrh Mountains
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... from here.



  18. Paleoshoreline

    Snapshot Title: Paleoshoreline
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Kennecott Smelter, Northern Oquirrh Mountains
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... of Lake Bonneville.



  19. Breaking Up

    Snapshot Title: Breaking Up
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Echo Canyon Conglomerates, Eastern Utah
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... but nowhere to fall.



  20. Buttress Unconformity

    Snapshot Title: Buttress Unconformity
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Green River Formation - Tollgate Rock
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Quaternary alluvium on left, Eocene sedimentary rocks on right.



  21. Another Sinclair Dinosaur

    Snapshot Title: Another Sinclair Dinosaur
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Sinclair, Wyoming
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    I wonder how many others are around here?



  22. Green River Formation

    Snapshot Title: Green River Formation
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: West Side of Green River, Wyoming
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... type locality?



  23. Sinclair

    Snapshot Title: Sinclair
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Sinclair, Wyoming
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... the dinosaur gasoline.



  24. Tourists

    Snapshot Title: Tourists
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River from Artists Point
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... for scale.



  25. Eggs in the Nest

    Snapshot Title: Eggs in the Nest
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River from Artists Point
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    This large nest is the home of an eagle or osprey family. Mom and Dad don't appear to be home, but there are evidently at least two eggs in the nest - the next generation.



  26. Aftermath of Fire

    Snapshot Title: Aftermath of Fire
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River from Artists Point
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Burned in the fires that swept Yellowstone a decade earlier, these lodgepole forests are beginning to regrow, as can be seen on the horizon.



  27. Angle of Repose

    Snapshot Title: Angle of Repose
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River from Artists Point
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Loose, dry, angular sediments such as those eroding from the walls of the gorge pile up at a maximum angle of about 45 degrees. Any steeper and they will spontaneously avalanche to the river below.



  28. Oxidation

    Snapshot Title: Oxidation
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River from Artists Point
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Where rocks have been exposed to the atmosphere for a longer period of time, a dark oxidation crust forms on their surface. Contrast these more stable, vegetated slopes with the freshly exposed rocks...



  29. Avalanche Chute

    Snapshot Title: Avalanche Chute
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River from Artists Point
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Mass wasting processes driven by gravity cause weathered and loosened rocks to fall down the walls of the gorge to the river below. Avalanch chutes such as the one seen in the center of this snapshot...



  30. Yellow Stone

    Snapshot Title: Yellow Stone
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River from Artists Point
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Hydrothermal alteration has reduced original iron-bearing minerals in the walls of the gorge to the secondary mineral limonite, which has a yellowish color.



  31. Iron Stains

    Snapshot Title: Iron Stains
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River from Artists Point
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Where hot springs have altered the rhyolite bedrock in the walls of the gorge it has weakened them and allowed the river to cut the path of least resistance.



  32. Rainbow in the Mist

    Snapshot Title: Rainbow in the Mist
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River from Artists Point
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    The rainbow in the mist at the base of the falls is a reminder that the sun's energy drives the hydrologic cycle which is locked here in a constant struggle with the rock cycle which uplifts and renew...



  33. Lower Yellowstone Falls

    Snapshot Title: Lower Yellowstone Falls
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River from Artists Point
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Lower Yellowstone Falls marks the point where the river is actively carving through a more resistant layer into the softer rocks below - it's headward retreat continually lengthens this gorge.



  34. Drunken Surveyors

    Snapshot Title: Drunken Surveyors
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Great Plains, near Hays, Kansas, Spring 2010
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... or just a side effect of overlying a Cartesian grid on a spherical Earth?



  35. Sternberg Museum and Water Tower

    Snapshot Title: Sternberg Museum and Water Tower
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Great Plains, near Hays, Kansas, Spring 2010
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Also seen here: www.gigapan.org/gigapans/44169/



  36. The Golden Arches

    Snapshot Title: The Golden Arches
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Great Plains, near Hays, Kansas, Spring 2010
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    A logo one can recognize from over six miles away!



  37. Hays City Water Tower

    Snapshot Title: Hays City Water Tower
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Great Plains, near Hays, Kansas, Spring 2010
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Seen from the south here: www.gigapan.org/gigapans/43918/



  38. Natural Gas Fired Power Generating Station

    Snapshot Title: Natural Gas Fired Power Generating Station
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Great Plains, near Hays, Kansas, Spring 2010
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... run by Midwest Energy.



  39. Feedlot

    Snapshot Title: Feedlot
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Great Plains, near Hays, Kansas, Spring 2010
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Beef... it's what's for dinner.



  40. Yocemento Grain Elevator

    Snapshot Title: Yocemento Grain Elevator
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Great Plains, near Hays, Kansas, Spring 2010
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Seen from a different hillside here: www.gigapan.org/gigapans/3240/



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