Some details from the cliffs at Torrey Pines State Beach. They’re really nice in the warm evening light of the setting sun. From a photographic perspective, the “natural” color at that time of day is so warm, it looks highly unrealistic, almost as if something went wrong. :-) The photos below have been color-corrected a bit for an appearance more within our expectancy, without sacrificing too much of the effect, I hope…
I’m not entirely sure if this is actually Torrey Sandstone, or just “a sandstone” embedded within the Del Mar Formation. The photos were made down at the beach, ie. the base of the cliffs, both north and south of Flat Rock. Judging from the structure it’s most definitely sandstone, because the Del Mar Formation has this more greenish-yellow color (clearly visible in the last photo). As so very often in nature, there are no clear boundaries. :-)
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