Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Balancing Trio

Trio

They've got nice rocks in Door County, Wisconsin. I balanced a few whilst waiting to see what a storm over Green Bay would do. At this point, it had stalled and was breaking apart.

It's been a while since I did any rock balancing. Good to see that I still had the touch. The stormy backdrop was nice.

Oh, and the pressure was on for this piece of ephemeral art. A trolley full of tourists had arrived at the location and were watching me work. Got a couple of oohs and ahhs when I got the center formation balanced.

Thankyouverahmuch. I'm here all week.

Photograph © 2010 James Jordan

4 comments:

fourwindshaiga said...

ooh!
It is lovely.
Wisconsin??
I thought it must be Easter Island or someplace like that.
Great shot!

Philip said...

How on earth did you get the centre one balanced James did you use superglue LoL !! excellent image

Philip said...

I have just looked at all your rock photos and I must say this is really intriguing me :))))

James said...

Hi Philip, No glue, just a lot of patience. The center column was tricky. The top rock is holding the rock under it in place -- lifting the top rock would have caused the second one to fall. I was simultaneously balancing the two. The trick, if there is one, is to use small indentations in the rocks as the contact points -- the weight and friction of the rock on top will help it "grab hold" of the rock beneath.