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Basin Boy seeks enlightenment near Delicate Arch
19-OCT-2006

Basin Boy seeks enlightenment near Delicate Arch

Arches National Park (Moab, Utah) view map


This picture shows me in deep contact with a vast expanse of sandstone in an attempt to reach Enlightenment. (Details about this practice are available at the gallery level.) Park rules do not prohibited this practice.

Delicate Arch, the shadow-casting "upside-down U" in the background, is a pseudo-religious shrine for photographers but for me it is merely one feature in a mind-boggling landscape of canyons, fins, blobs, amphitheaters, etc. This landscape reminds me how insignificant I am in the scheme of things in the universe.

My sober assistant, Joe Tripod, claims that while he held my camera still for this photo, I was babbling incoherently.


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Nikon D80 ,Nikkor 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5D AF
1/100s f/22.0 at 20.0mm iso100 full exif

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Guest 26-Oct-2007 22:39
OK Dave you are right, you do have a good sense of humour, thanks for showing me your gallery. Very creative.

Bill Meikle
1moremile05-Aug-2007 23:56
I was joking before, Dave. This is perfect. V.
fotabug06-Dec-2006 05:16
Hey, Dave, nice image. What beautiful scenery.
Monte Dodge04-Dec-2006 02:21
Vote,,, perfect shot!!
Steve Ainsworth13-Nov-2006 20:56
Nice study in diagonals, Dave. My fear would be relaxing too much and finding myself sliding down the slope when it's too late to stop.
Karen Moen13-Nov-2006 19:44
Is this one of those new age techniques? Lol! Beautiful color and lovely composition. Voted.
dan dunn09-Nov-2006 05:14
nice comp and great graphic!
Steve Ainsworth08-Nov-2006 04:13
Dave, do you think that talking to your tripod may be a sign that you've gone too long without human contact? Just wondering...
1moremile08-Nov-2006 02:00
Dave, this, for me is a dizzying photo. Looking at that "swirl" to the right and slightly up from your meditating feet makes it appear that you are on some intergalactic amusement ride. It makes me dizzy. Even more than usual.
John Cooper07-Nov-2006 19:27
Do not trust Joe, anybody who goes to "Metal Heaven" after life is not on the "Go list".
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