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Ron Schott's Snapshots

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  1. Mount Tom

    Snapshot Title: Mount Tom
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: The Tungsten Hills from the Volcanic Tableland
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    West of Bishop, CA



  2. Lateral Moraines

    Snapshot Title: Lateral Moraines
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: The Tungsten Hills from the Volcanic Tableland
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... at the mouth of Pine Creek Canyon.



  3. Columnar Jointing

    Snapshot Title: Columnar Jointing
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Ridge East of Lake Mary
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Lava flow atop metasediments(?).



  4. Fault!

    Snapshot Title: Fault!
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Complete Palmdale Roadcut, San Andreas Fault
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Can you tell the sense of motion?



  5. Shovel

    Snapshot Title: Shovel
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Palmdale Roadcut, San Andreas Fault
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Prospecting for mud?



  6. Palmdale Roadcut on Hwy 14

    Snapshot Title: Palmdale Roadcut on Hwy 14
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Aerospace Valley
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    The San Andreas Fault passes between the interchange and the south end of this roadcut. Two additional GigaPans showing the deformed sedimentary rocks in this cut can be found at www.gigapan.co Will open in a new tab or window...



  7. Fluvial Potholes

    Snapshot Title: Fluvial Potholes
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Kern River along Hwy 178
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... in tonalite.



  8. Communications Compound

    Snapshot Title: Communications Compound
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Walker Basin
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Microwave tower and water tower.



  9. Greenery

    Snapshot Title: Greenery
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Green Barn and Granitoid Dikes, near Caliente, CA
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... atop the hill.



  10. Drag Fold

    Snapshot Title: Drag Fold
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Phoenix, AZ - Rock Cut on Liberty Lane near the Southern Edge of Ahwatukee.
    Image Owner: David Pivin



    Description:

    The rocks on at least the left side of the prominent vertical fault appear to have been folded as they were displaced by the fault. The folding suggests a left side downward sense of offset.



  11. Second Intrusion(?)

    Snapshot Title: Second Intrusion(?)
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Phoenix, AZ - Rock Cut on Liberty Lane near the Southern Edge of Ahwatukee.
    Image Owner: David Pivin



    Description:

    The grey rock at left appears to be crosscutting the gneissic banding (right), as well.



  12. Granite Crosscutting Gneiss

    Snapshot Title: Granite Crosscutting Gneiss
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Phoenix, AZ - Rock Cut on Liberty Lane near the Southern Edge of Ahwatukee.
    Image Owner: David Pivin



    Description:

    The lighter-colored granite (left) appears to be truncating the gneissic banding (right), suggesting the granite is younger than the gneiss.



  13. Gneissic Banding

    Snapshot Title: Gneissic Banding
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Phoenix, AZ - Rock Cut on Liberty Lane near the Southern Edge of Ahwatukee.
    Image Owner: David Pivin



    Description:

    Gneiss is a highly metamorphosed rock that shows compositional banding (the light and dark layers) that may or may not be of sedimentary origin.



  14. Framing

    Snapshot Title: Framing
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Goblin Valley
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... is everything.



  15. Stylolites?

    Snapshot Title: Stylolites?
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Conococheague Formation exposed near Mulberry Run, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Or just bedding planes?



  16. Hybrid Vehicles

    Snapshot Title: Hybrid Vehicles
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Sierran Sunset, Northeast Bakersfield
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... are popular here in southern California.



  17. Road Graders

    Snapshot Title: Road Graders
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Sierran Sunset, Northeast Bakersfield
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Preparing for some roadwork.



  18. Housing Bust

    Snapshot Title: Housing Bust
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Sierran Sunset, Northeast Bakersfield
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Roads without houses...



  19. Mouth of the Kern River Gorge

    Snapshot Title: Mouth of the Kern River Gorge
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Sierran Sunset, Northeast Bakersfield
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Creeping Shadows



  20. McDonald's

    Snapshot Title: McDonald's
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Bodfish and Lake Isabella, California from Cook Peak
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Golden Arches



  21. Sierra Way Roadcut

    Snapshot Title: Sierra Way Roadcut
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Lake Isabella and the Southern Sierra Nevada Range from Cook Peak
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Gigapanned here: www.gigapan.com/gigapans/116355



  22. GigaPan Shot Here
  23. Borel Canal

    Snapshot Title: Borel Canal
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Lake Isabella and the Southern Sierra Nevada Range from Cook Peak
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Empty



  24. The Needles

    Snapshot Title: The Needles
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Lake Isabella and the Southern Sierra Nevada Range from Cook Peak
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... in Giant Sequoia National Monument.



  25. Kern River

    Snapshot Title: Kern River
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Lake Isabella and the Southern Sierra Nevada Range from Cook Peak
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... above Lake Isabella.



  26. Kernville Airport

    Snapshot Title: Kernville Airport
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Lake Isabella and the Southern Sierra Nevada Range from Cook Peak
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Landing strip



  27. Low Water

    Snapshot Title: Low Water
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Lake Isabella and the Southern Sierra Nevada Range from Cook Peak
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Ghosts of the Kern River Valley past.



  28. Marina

    Snapshot Title: Marina
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Lake Isabella and the Southern Sierra Nevada Range from Cook Peak
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    At low water



  29. Main Dam

    Snapshot Title: Main Dam
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Lake Isabella and the Southern Sierra Nevada Range from Cook Peak
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Lake Isabella



  30. The Golden Arches

    Snapshot Title: The Golden Arches
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Lake Isabella and the Southern Sierra Nevada Range from Cook Peak
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    McDonald's



  31. Dikes/Sills?

    Snapshot Title: Dikes/Sills?
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: South Fork Kern River Valley
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    The linear nature of this line of outcrops makes me wonder if they originate as a tabular intrusion.



  32. Shadows

    Snapshot Title: Shadows
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: South Fork Kern River Valley
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    .



  33. Moo!

    Snapshot Title: Moo!
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: South Fork Kern River Valley
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Cow



  34. Neigh!

    Snapshot Title: Neigh!
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: South Fork Kern River Valley
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Horse



  35. Red Chert

    Snapshot Title: Red Chert
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Golden Gate Bridge 4x8.6346-6377
    Image Owner: Doug Kaye



    Description:

    Inspiration for the Golden Gate Bridge's color scheme?



  36. Two Generations

    Snapshot Title: Two Generations
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Golden Gate Bridge 4x8.6346-6377
    Image Owner: Doug Kaye



    Description:

    ... of the Bay Bridge.



  37. Colorful

    Snapshot Title: Colorful
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Knit-bombed Andy Warhol (7th Street) Bridge from the Rachael Carson (9th Street) Bridge
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    Afghan?



  38. Solar Cells

    Snapshot Title: Solar Cells
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Bakersfield College - Between Humanities and Family and Consumer Ed
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... above the student parking lot.



  39. Water Fountain

    Snapshot Title: Water Fountain
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Bakersfield College - Between Humanities and Family and Consumer Ed
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... out of service - I checked.



  40. Seismic Retrofitting?

    Snapshot Title: Seismic Retrofitting?
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Bakersfield College - Between Humanities and Family and Consumer Ed
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    That's my guess.



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