Diary of a Rock Balancer ::
Stone Balance Art created and photographed by Michael Grab — 24 February 2016 — South Island, New Zealand ::
Rainy days in Fiordland are no joke… i played the rain for two days before getting flushed out and gear stopped working from too much moisture build-up in my van. any ‘waterproof’ clothes are not REALLY waterproof in this weather ha… but i survived. this was a nice spot for an hour. . just outside homer tunnel.
Thousands of tons of loose rock fields. Sizes of rocks ranged from tiny pebbles to boulders the size of large houses. wanna feel small? hike up to the waterfall on the north rim. . .
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Awesome to see you in our neck of the woods dude. Hope the sun comes out for you one of these days!
Love at the top ! <3
when you say fiordland is this fiordland in New Zealand or somewhere else?
New Zealand currently. ‘Fiordland national park’ to be precise.
that’s awesome haha I live in NZ I would suggest making your way to milford as well
Check a few posts back… I tagged Milford already. Twice :))
oh awesome I’ll have to look through
beautiful .. i really want to learn how to do this
Experience is the beat teacher!!! Do it! :)
just such a pleasure to see these , so beautiful
I see a HEART in there!!!! #heartlife The Right Pillow Chrissy Fusaro Colton <3
What a beautiful shot, sir. Your photo compositions are continuously impeccable. Love your work.
Thank you! :) ocd shining thru :P
OCD looks good on you!
Was the waterfall Sutherland falls under lake quill? I have a saved picture of that beautiful place. .
The rocks, being “edgy”, could probably form all kinds of cool art. I love the color. Where is this, I’d like to look up the natural minerals there.
This is at homer tunnel, on the way to Milford sound.. Where, as I understand, two plates are crashing together pushing up this mountain range.. Lots of jade in the area coming up from deep down.
Found this cute rock at this spot. Some kind of green crystal.. Someone suggested peridot.. But I really have no idea. Definitely not jade
Green tourmaline is another candidate, or even green garnet. Of the three I’d go with tourmaline.
Stunning balance and photo Michael. The shades of nature in this shot are sublime.
Love can keep us together! Awesome balance!
New Zealand! Nice. Not a bad place to live :)
another postcard from the slipping edge
Did you happen to get a snap of the waterfall?
yes… also the temporary falls coming down the south rim, which is normally dry without the excess rain.
this was looking up at the south rim during the rain storm with a 14mm lens… the wall is normally dry.
not a great photo but this is up close to the north rim waterfall coming down from the snowpack above it… can barely see this fall from the road.. but it was massive up close… took about 30-40 minutes to hike up to from the road through a fairly rough rock field … while from the road it only looks like a 10 minute hike.. i thought it was crazy how the perspective shifted the scale of everything.
Beautiful. Love my country thanks for showing it some light
You need to see Chanderkhani Pass and your art history can be linked. The Chanderkhani Pass is in Malana village of Himachal Pradesh in India.