Deciding on ONE photo for the latest Accretionary Wedge hosted by Highly Allochthonous, which seeks to "amass a gallery of all of our favorite geologically themed pictures" was incredibly difficult. There are so many iconic images in the form of aerial photographs, field photos, thin section and satellite imagery. I chose to dip back into my library of geology-related art books and chose one that is stunning both artistically, geologically and a magnificent place to visit: Letchworth State Park in Castille, NY.
The painting is fantastic from a visual standpoint but there is an incredible amount of 'geology' recorded in the image: differential weathering, jointing, physical and chemical weathering, a number of sedimentary features, the edge of a glacial pothole, and of course the concepts of entropy and geologic time. There is a lot captured here providing a lot of talking points without the necessity of a textbook or a lecture. Letchworth is 'worth' the visit if you're ever in the area! I scanned the image from this book, which is a great addition to any library especially if you are familiar with New York geology, with a really strong emphasis on the Adirondacks. Enjoy!