3 Days after zero ~
I decided to revisit my arch for some windy/sunny day photography. . finished this project fairly late on the first day (couple days ago). so i went back for more… for context, the last balance i posted was on a base rock slightly out of this frame on the right. same general spot.
anyway… a key i’ve learned for good stone balance photography is having the patience to observe scenes over time and see exactly when and where certain light occurs, often making or breaking certain compositions, at different times of day.. i had a hard time finding an attractive composition the day i finished this… it was after sunset that day… mostly dead light then. also, lining up an arch with scene elements is a bit more involved (usually) than lining up a single vertical balance. this is especially where millimeter adjustments of the tripod matter: camera perched within 10 cm of flowing water, but necessary. . . and now with the sun, things came alive in a different way.. really beautiful light peaked out here and there… here’s a glimpse
Omg. So fabulous.
I just saw this and thought of you..
طب شوف الصفحه دي
انا مش بنكر انك تقدر تحط حاجتين على بعض ويقفوا انا بنكر انهم هيستمروا لوقت طويل….مجرد ثوانى وبيرجع الامر لطبيعته……فى حاجة اسمها علم الاستاتيكا بتتعامل مع حاجات زى كده….لو ملاحظ ان معظم اللى معروض صور…..او فيديو 15 ثانية….لان مستحيل يستمر اكتر من كده
وموزون يقع ليه
دى هى قوانين الطبيعة….زى انه مستحيل انك تفر فى الهوا مثلا
ثابت و موزون فعلا بس مش ثبات دايم.
This is absolutely stunning!!! Thank you for so many things within this composition!!
this is the most perfect arch I’ve seen… I still have yet to attempt one!!
I love the arch in the trees behind it mirroring the stones in front. Very beautiful work. I appreciate your dedication to precision in this one.
Amazing and it’s a beautiful photograph.
I did like your first image better ;) anyway lovely installation …
ya the other perspective had much more depth.. buuut i like the light here most… might go back for more sun and different views cuz i found some other interesting ones later on this day too.. but dead light again by then.
Just reading your posts and seeing your work makes me learn patience. It is so inspiring!
I’m always going mach 6 with my butt on fire. Your work gives me reason to pause and just be. Thank you for that.
Your patience pays off every time as far as I’m concerned! Incredible and inspiring work.
The magic hour, half hour before sunrise and the half hour after sunset. That’s when you will do your best work.
sensational mate – such clean lines – i want a garden like this
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Whaaaat thats fuckin sick
Yeh dude check his page out!
Aye i will thats mad
A beautiful arch. I love the process from thought right through to published picture. Nice insight. Good to know when mine fall I know I’m doing something right. ;) Happy daze.
Still loving your creations…
this looks like a slinky-like lizard/dragon mutant crossing the creek … LOVE the scale effect <3
you have a wonderful gift. I’m amazed at every post I see
Perfection is beautiful in your eyes !
Tweeking it in the light of day and being a perfectionist, you brought out the contrast from the background. Bravo Michael.
I like to buy your calendar but no response in your web site I am doing something wrong??
Done Thank you!!
It’s always about the light.
Thank you for this. I like hearing about the process.
Hiw the fuck did he stack that.
That’s art, craft, design, and engineering rolled into one.
È grandioso!!!! Bravo!!!!!
how long does it take you to do this? does it ever crash while doing it or you just get it straight first try?!
took a whole afternoon of ‘failures’, made the connection several times.. but the archline was a bit off each time –> further adjustment –> collapse –> losing the rocks –> refinding them –> start again. get’s to a point when deciding whether to adust or not becomes a question of another collapse being worth the energy… buuuuut… i’m a bit of a perfectionist… so i revisited next day early with a fresh mind… THEN it was the first do, more or less..
very graceful, smooth, and symmetrical – also looks like it will last a long time.
This is one of my favorite constructions of yours.
Oh yes. Light is very important!!!!
Magnifique petite histoire et réalisation parfaite ;)