Angled Outcrops of Foreste Casentinesi, Tuscany

November 16, 2012

Angled Outcrops of Foreste Casentinesi

Photographer: Piero Armando
Summary Author: Piero Armando

During a recent visit to the Foreste Casentinesi National Park in Tuscany, Italy, my attention was drawn to these remarkable rock outcrops. Of particular interest is the steep angle of the strata. The park is located in the northern portion of the Apennine Mountain Range, which forms the backbone of the Italian Peninsula. The geology of this area is characterized by alternating layers of grey marl and sandstone, residuals of ancient sea sediments brought to the surface during the beginning stages of the formation of the Apennine Mountains. Photo taken on September 30, 2012.

Photo details: Canon EOS 30D; 17-35mm focal length; f/5.6 aperture; 1/30 sec. exposure time; ISO 100-250; no exposure bias; Matrix metering mode; landscape mode; white balance: auto; flash fired: normal orientation; sRGB color space. Photoshop cropped.