Thursday, May 28, 2009
A balancing rock stack built on the branch of a fallen tree on the bank of Tyler Creek in Elgin, Illinois. I usually leave the stacks standing when I'm finished, unless I use especially heavy rocks, then I dismantle them for safety sake -- don't want big rocks falling on anybody.
This one didn't last long. The current and wind caused the branch to move and dump the rocks into the creek after I snapped this photo.
I'm working on getting my selection of photos up to specs for Getty Images. Getty editors recently chose 24 of my photos from Flickr for inclusion in their stock photo library. Getty requires a minimum image size of three megapixels, which for the most part is not a problem. But they happened to choose a lot of photos I shot on film, which were shot at zero megapixels. They were scanned eons ago at only two megapixels for web posting -- I never anticipated then that they would need to be bigger someday. So now it's off to search for negatives and rescan, reprocess and repost.
It's also interesting that three of the photos Getty selected were of balancing rocks I stacked and shot (this one, this one and this one). I guess there's a market for those.
Photograph © 2009 James Jordan.