Point Reyes National Seashore

December 30, 2014



Photographer: Bachir Badaoui
Summary Authors: Bachir Badaoui; Jackie Phillips

At the Point Reyes National Seashore in California the San Andreas Fault runs parallel to the North American and the Pacific tectonic plates. During the 1906 San Francisco earthquake the Point Reyes Lighthouse moved 18 ft (6 m) in less than a minute. The Point Reyes peninsula sits on an ancient block composed of Cretaceous metamorphic rock covered by Tertiary and Quaternary sediments. Photo taken on November 28, 2014.

Photo details: Top - Camera Model: NIKON D7100; Lens: AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED [II]; Focal Length: 18mm (35mm equivalent: 27mm); Aperture: ƒ/22.0; Exposure Time: 1.600 s; ISO equiv: 100; Software: iPhoto 9.5.1. Bottom - same except: Focal Length: 24mm (35mm equivalent: 36mm); Aperture: ƒ/13.0; Exposure Time: 0.010 s (1/100); ISO equiv: 100.