Last week, I featured an image titled Seal Rock that I captured at Lighthouse Point.
This week, I am sharing another shot from Lighthouse Point that I photographed on that same morning.
Walking around the Point in search of this shot, I couldn't help but marvel at the multiple layers of rock, colors, and shapes. In the Santa Cruz area, coastal change can occur slowly or rapidly, depending on the stability of the rocks making up the cliffs, and the intensity of the waves, especially large storm waves at high tides.
Lighthouse Point owes its longevity to erosion-resistant siltstone and mudstone, which protect it from powerful waves produced in this area.
However, beneath the point, caves on the north and south sides continue to erode slowly, and eventually, this erosion will likely lead to another bridge or arch forming underneath the Point near the lighthouse.
Most people never find their way out to the point, and for a good reason, the path out there can be somewhat sketchy, especially during high tide, and individuals should proceed with caution whenever venturing out there.
That being the case, you have probably never seen Seal Rock and the Point from this perspective, so I thought it was important to capture all the colors, layers of rock, and shape of the point to give you the feeling of being there in the moment. What do you think, did I pull it off?