April 25 – 26, 2019.
We look at a lot of rocks. The southwest is full of them. And just when you think you have found the coolest site with the most interesting rock formations you find another totally cool and totally different site full of more rocks. How all these rocks came to be in all these interesting shapes – I don’t know. I mean I know there is science behind how they all formed, got their colors, stacked up and all, it’s just don’t know all the sciency facts.
I don’t wonder about the science so much but rather, the aesthetics. I wonder why we go out of our way to look at all these rocks. What makes them so interesting beyond the scientific facts? Why are they so fun to look at and photograph? Not all rocks are interesting. I’ve never been inspired to go out of my way to photograph gravel in a vacant lot. Gravel just doesn’t speak to me like hoodoos, giant boulders, natural arches, slot canyons, or precariously balanced formations on the side of cliffs.
Do you like rocks? What do you think makes rocks so interesting? Do you have a favorite site to look at rocks?
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