“If your relationship to the present moment is not right — nothing can ever be right in the future — because when the future comes — it’s the present moment.”
~ Eckhart Tolle
Massa Lubrense, Italy
my favorite part about this balance was how the middle triangle decided to balance at the perfect angle to align with the slight curve of the distant cliffside. couldn’t have lined it up better myself.. but the parallel was a central highlight for my photos.
this guy…! one of the locals! ^^
This was a completely spontaneous event.. he just jumped in the frame and started posing… so i ran with it. despite my usual worry of rocks falling.. but this guy was an incredibly poetic individual. Worthy of romancing the rocks haha!
<– I’m slightly less poetic . . . (Photo by John Felice Ceprano)
I guess my favorite part about this variation was the sheer challenge.. it took significantly longer to build than the first. I also love the different light that came out during its lifespan.. and the moon <3
Seen in the night shots is the small town of Massa Lubrense.. really beautiful little place just south of Sorrento
rocks here are an interesting change.. lots of sedimentary, essentially useless for technically involved balancing such as this. also lots of volcanic rock which is a bit harder but fairly lightweight, meaning.. they do not work well as top rocks because they are both lightweight and still slightly brittle. then there are these other rocks… (pictured here) which are fairly angular, gray, whose biggest challenge is lack of friction, meaning the balance must be that much more precise, especially in top heavy multidimensional arrangements like this.. good thing is they feel as hard as granite. but one wrong slip or twist could lead to a sudden accident, cuz when they slip at the wrong angle, they slip faster than one can think. from there it’s all luck of quick reflexes. so as with all balancing… GO SLOWLY. also, i couldn’t build this without sitting comfortably, which can also be a challenge given the terrain. but still, with all the challenges, really beautiful things are possible.