Saturday, January 14, 2006

Rock show

The Niagara Escarpment is the edge of a thick series of layers of dolomite rock that stands as a prominent line of bluffs across the northern US and southern Canada. These bluffs stretch from the St. Lawrence Seaway to Wisconsin. In New York state, the escarpment is cut by Niagara Falls. Five hundred miles to the west lies Door County Wisconsin and these bluffs at Cave Point.

Don’t know much about geology, but I am fascinated by the fact that one large layer cake of rock can cover such a large chunk of earth, and that the rock I was standing on when I took this photo was basically the same rock I stood on to photograph Niagara Falls, which was the same rock I stood on to view Quebec City’s harbor and Montmorency Falls.

Big rock. Big God that made it.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.

4 comments:

tree4five said...

Nice photo!!!

~m2~ said...

you capture textures in an amazing way, james. really lovely.

James said...

tree4five, thanks for the comment (I'm getting dizzy from your profile pic).

penni, thank you as always for stopping by. Your "artist o' the sidebar" is sending a number of people this way. Many thanks.

Genevieve said...

I love it, quiet yet so fantasy like. You captured the scene really well.