Balanced Rock

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© Rich Silva
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Photo Info
UploadedNovember 1, 2009
TakenOctober 25, 2009
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure1/10 sec at f/2.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length185 mm
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Q: I am really into my wildlife photography but cannot afford a super zoom lens, I have a 300mm and am considering a teleconvertor. Has anybody had a experience with these and would you recommend them?

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

As soon as I saw these rocks, I knew I had to somehow capture them. I suffered for it too, by slipping and stepping into the cool water to regain my balance. My boot was a bucket of water, holding in the wet and damp, and not letting it out. This was only a few minutes into the hike and it squished with me with every step almost the whole day.

Although I have seen neatly arranged rock piles in the desert southwest marking a trail where no other significant trail identifier was available, I have never seen rocks balanced in such a setting. I was immediately intrigued. Of course, one of the first things I did when we got back from the hike was to check out Wikipedia. Who Knew?

I now do.....

ISO 100, F/2.8, 1/10 sec, +1.0 exposure, 185mm

4 responses

  • Jenny Murphy

    Jenny Murphy gave props (11 Dec 2009):

    the wet boot so worth it!

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott gave props (27 Sep 2010):

    My vote!!!

  • Kevin Kabuki

    Kevin Kabuki gave props (8 Oct 2010):

    Here in NY it's the streams that usually hold these stones. Hikers always like to leave a eco-friendly sign of their passing, and streams are the most visible spot in deep woods. I like the shallow dof you used for this shot.

  • Kelley

    Kelley gave props (24 Aug 2015):

    i love everything about this photo. beautiful shot. i must try this myself.

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