This is what i originally meant to do, but i lost the little round one at the time, as i described yesterday. So i revisited today and found it! With a firm knowing that it would perfectly elevate the second round stone to the center, as if done with crop-circle like precision.

The other slightly bigger round one in the center is the same one used in the middle of the first variation I made on the equinox.

These localized weavings of various rocks in certain locations over multiple days is one of the more fascinating and magical aspects of this whole practice. Pure enchantment when they just fit better than I hoped

these localized weavings of various rocks in certain locations over multiple days is one of the more fascinating and magical aspects of this whole thing.

Below ~ ~ ~ Another hour another whim.

I stumbled across this other roundish rock as well. Which was more like a pancake than it was spherical. As soon as i saw it, it was like Spider Man’s “spidey sense”. I KNEW it would fit before the fact.

As i mentioned yesterday, it’s quite difficult to find specific replacements of lost rocks in a fast current. I bet I could search Boulder Creek for the next year straight and still not find a roundish rock that fits this particular radial arch so closely without going over.

But I still love my original intention most, with the two smaller rounder rocks — partly because of the adventure of the littlest one. Also cuz I captured a rare, naturally ghosting middle, which requires fairly precise synchronicity. Too early and the ghost is barely visible. too late and it’s not much of a ghost. To get a nice opacity for a ghost (in my preference), the collapse should happen well after the halfway point in the shutter cycle. Ideally at around 3/4 or 4/5 into the cycle. So if the shutter is open for 20 sec, the rocks should ideally collapse around 16ish seconds.. best thing to do it play with it.. you can induce collapse mid shutter too. but I like it most when it’s captured serendipitously.

Next up, will be taking a contracted trip to the remote East Friesian island of Borkum to take part in a small film project. . . stay tuned . . for I don’t know what…

Now, off to Germany!

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  1. Michael, in order to do this work, you enter into a space few of us allow ourselves to enter, a space where you give up the option of thought. Viewing the photos of your work brings us all closer to that space..a space where more wisdom resides then in the thinking space. Following your intuition to go back to find the moon rock is just another example of how tuned in you are. I don’t get impressed easily. I’m VERY impressed by you and your work.

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