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The Art of Rock Balancing by Michael Grab
Twistedsifter.com ^ | January 2, 2013 | Michael Grab

Posted on 03/09/2013 7:38:04 AM PST by Twotone

Michael Grab is an artist that has been ‘rock balancing‘ since 2008. Much of his recent work has been done around the Boulder, Colorado area. Grab finds the process both spiritual and therapeutic. On his site gravityglue.com, Grab explains:

(Excerpt) Read more at twistedsifter.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Hobbies; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: art; balance; rocks
This looks too impossible to be real. But it is certainly interesting & there are other interesting links at the bottom of this page. Something a little different for a Saturday morning.
1 posted on 03/09/2013 7:38:04 AM PST by Twotone
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To: Twotone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUOuTB-0aBI


2 posted on 03/09/2013 7:45:23 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Twotone
Nothing beats God's hand.


3 posted on 03/09/2013 7:46:04 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Twotone
rock balancing? i don't even know what that is.
4 posted on 03/09/2013 7:47:12 AM PST by Drawn7979
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To: Paladin2
Somebody has a lot of free time:


5 posted on 03/09/2013 7:47:19 AM PST by Paladin2
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6 posted on 03/09/2013 7:47:57 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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7 posted on 03/09/2013 7:49:30 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Paladin2

Now that’s talent! ;-)


8 posted on 03/09/2013 7:51:51 AM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: mylife

“Nothing beats God’s hand.”
You got that right. Check this one from nature in Southern Idaho. I used to play at the base of it when I was a kid.

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/23567


9 posted on 03/09/2013 7:53:42 AM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Twotone; greeneyes; JRandomFreeper; Travis McGee; Kartographer; pookie18; FreedomPoster; ...

Randomly pinging some of my FRiends...this is truly awesome! (This is not a ping list!)


10 posted on 03/09/2013 8:14:22 AM PST by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: Twotone
The guy's got nothing on my eight year old...


11 posted on 03/09/2013 8:20:59 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Twotone
Much of his recent work has been done around the Boulder, Colorado area.

Sounds like the right place to be.

12 posted on 03/09/2013 9:15:22 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Twotone

Nice. I saw an article on him a few years ago.

Patience, concentration, a steady hand. We had games like that when I was a kid. Wooden pieces, though, not rock.


13 posted on 03/09/2013 9:41:15 AM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: Twotone

I have seen this and it can be appealing, seeing it outdoors is better than seeing a photograph.


14 posted on 03/09/2013 9:50:37 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: Paladin2

Saw this on a California Beach. I could get two. Three...forget it. Its witchcraft.


15 posted on 03/09/2013 10:59:26 AM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: Gadsden1st

I think a very fast shutter speed helps ;-)


16 posted on 03/09/2013 11:22:07 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
I think a very fast shutter speed helps ;-)

Not so, at least all the flowing water shots where shot w/ minimum aperture and very slow shutter speed. That's how you get that ethereal, kinda blurry, kinda foggy look over the falling water with a very deep depth of field. It's basically a time exposure letting the moving water blur. It's an old trick, I think it goes all the way back to Ansel Adams.

You have to override all the automatic settings on your fancy digital SLR to get the effect.

Regards,
GtG

17 posted on 03/09/2013 5:26:24 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray

My thinking was a sharp focus with a big aperture to make the background fuzzy.


18 posted on 03/09/2013 6:52:25 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
My thinking was a sharp focus with a big aperture to make the background fuzzy.

If you go wide open on aperture, your "shutter speed" is going to speed up to the max to prevent over exposure burning out all the detail. At fast effective shutter speeds you'll see all the little droplets of water frozen in the air which is kind of a cool effect if that's what you are looking for. But to get that lazy, dreamy, kind of fuzzy fog effect you need to slow the shutter speed down as much as you can and use a minimum aperture to get maximum depth of field in sharp focus with out over exposing the entire composition. Try it both ways and see which way you like best.

Regards,
GtG

PS I've done it a lot with film cameras but I've never tried it with a digital SLR, it should work the same way, no?

19 posted on 03/09/2013 8:27:09 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: TEXOKIE

Fascinating. Thanks for the ping!


20 posted on 03/09/2013 8:47:33 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: TEXOKIE

Those rocks are very interesting. Some of those pics just look impossible to believe. Thanks for the link.


21 posted on 03/11/2013 12:08:51 AM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: greeneyes; Alamo-Girl; Twotone

You are welcome for the ping, Alamo-Girl and greeneyes!

...Twotone, thanks again for the post!


22 posted on 03/11/2013 9:17:04 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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