Roadcut Geology at Berowra, New South Wales

April 30, 2011

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Photographer: Phil Lachman
Summary Author: Phil Lachman

This photograph showing what at first glance may appear to be an unconformity was taken at a roadcut at Berowra, New South Wales, Australia. Actually, this roadcut shows a normal sedimentary contact between a cross-bedded sandstone facies unit and more planar-bedded facies unit in the Hawkesbury Sandstone. The lower unit is not tilted, rather the layering is a crossbedding. Photo taken on August 16, 2009. Thanks to Marc Hendrick for his help with this.

Photo details: Camera Maker: FUJIFILM; Camera Model: FinePix S7000; Focal Length: 11.0mm; Aperture: f/8.0; Exposure Time: 0.0029 s (1/340); ISO equiv: 200; Exposure Bias: none; Metering Mode: Matrix; Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto); White Balance: Manual; Flash Fired: No (enforced); Orientation: Normal; Color Space: sRGB.