Diary of a Rock Balancer ::
Stone Balance Art created and photographed by Michael Grab — 09 February 2016 — Kaplankaya, Turkey ::
Based on my exploration of Kaplankaya, Turkey is beginning to show quite remarkable variety of stone to play with along the coast. For example, this stuff… super sharp, super brittle, high friction, alien shapes, which must be balanced with utmost care to avoid both personal injury and degradation of the surfaces. not much room for adjustment so initial placements require more foresight than usual, a bit like balancing crystals. and the resulting character looks strange at best. but i like strange. not my first preference of stones suitable for balancing, but i had to do it. why? curiosity i guess. which is often a precursor to magic.
This is so organic. Completely different to your smoother creations. Very Daliesque! He would be laughing and clapping right now….
Might as well practice to balance softer stones. Get in the zone for the unlimited potential that UTAH has to offer. Epic balance friend!
I think this is gnarly man nice change of pace from your super smooth formations
Thank God for Curiosity! This is pure magic! FantasticI
So awesome. Rough nature everyone ignores and avoid in such beautiful harmony. Just awesome! :)
So incredible Michael!!!!!!!!
WoW …on several Levels!
Nice! And I love how the rock is “holding up the sun”
Magic <3 shared Thank you
Perfect shot awesome
You ALWAYS do magic! This one is even more stunning because of the shapes!
Idk know why but it reminds me of a Karate Kid crane style pic. Nice balance & photography
looks a bit like et
magic—yes it is… :-)
Had to chuckle! Many of us say you are amazing. Seeing the sun placed just soo…
Sun on the rocks ! Just amasing !
Beautiful wich part of turkey are you in now? I’m in kusadasi. Love it here.
Thank You. Shared. <3
Peeke Stifler checa peke, nivel dios
That is way cool!
Love the texture
It was kinda like Velcro to my clothes… Got stuck a few times while looking for the right camera angles
What would be life without curiosity?
Agree with Deans, looks like everything is going to fall off once the sun is gone :-)
Only you could do this and have it come out looking so cool!
Curiosity, the big sister of discovery ^_^
Beautiful. I could cairn less. :-)
little alien stargazer
This is amazing! I love the texture and ruffness of the rocks! So beautiful to look at! You are a true magician!!
I’m a fellow stacker/balancer have been for about 5 yrs now and that. Is flawless. Love it.
What talent — getting the SUN to balance!
awesome an even some unusual, even abnormal rocks.. nice
One of the most interesting and haunting yet. Is this near Ismir?
Closer to bodrum. A place called kaplankaya
You are quite the magician!
No words needed.
Truth, although I like sharing context and experience, and I will never try to please everyone. Because THAT, in fact, is impossible. :)
I like seeing your comments too what it was like creating it.
With the combination of these rocks and this sunset, it’s hard to believe! Amazing work!
that’s sooo alien dude! B|
Waaaouw ! Ça donne un look très étrange mais c est beau !
I love your stuff, Love love it!!!!
Great rock balancing and fantastic photo shot of the setting sun appearing to be integral to the balance.
Hello yo, so beautiful again !
pazzesco…come te nessuno…