Diary of a Rock Balancer ::
Stone Balance Art created and photographed by Michael Grab — 12 February 2016 — Kaplankaya, Turkey ::
I became a little obsessed with this one. . . one of those “fuck yes” scenarios.. unpredictable weather but dynamic late day light.
The colors and shapes here make this an instant dr suess style balance (a favorite). would have lasted through sunset but was actually destroyed by the tiny shockwave from a small blast at a distant construction site….just enough to overcome the minimal friction and steep angle of the top contact.. but not to worry, it was quite the exciting moment! :)
as usual, all the photos are in chronological order..
favorite moments of light and angles throughout an hour or so photo shoot. lotsa clicks. shooting stone balance in dynamic weather is a high adrenaline artform sometimes.. this was one of those times. but in a good way..
A good reminder:
“I, too, shall say what it is that I wish for myself today, and what was the first thought to run across my heart this year — what thought shall be for me the reason, warranty, and sweetness of my life henceforth. I want to learn more and more to see as beautiful what is necessary in things; then I shall be one of those who make things beautiful. Amor fati: let that be my love henceforth! I do not want to wage war against what is ugly. I do not want to accuse; I do not even want to accuse those who accuse. Looking away shall be my only negation. And all in all and on the whole: some day I wish to be only a Yes-sayer.”
~ Friedrich Nietzsche