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Rephotography: Boulder on a Mesa


Unlike the other rephotography galleries, this one isn't a time study but an angle study: a boulder photographed from several different viewpoints. To be truthful, the photos are different views of the area containing the boulder, not of the boulder itself. The boulder sits near the northern end of the mesa of a formation in Utah called the Goose Neck. This formation lies inside a big U-turn of the Colorado River near Moab.

I first saw this boulder in April 2006, during an exploration whose idea was planted four years earlier, during my first visit to Moab. Until I stood next to the boulder I didn't even know it existed. Recently, something inside me snapped and I was compelled to document this boulder in the manner presented here.

To get an idea of the geographical context involved, the boulder is just below the center of this WikiMapia aerial view.


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Looking west; boulder is seven feet (2.1m) tall
Looking west; boulder is seven feet (2.1m) tall
Looking west-northwest from near my campsite
Looking west-northwest from near my campsite
Looking northwest from the rock bench at my campsite
Looking northwest from the rock bench at my campsite
Looking northwest from my campsite
Looking northwest from my campsite
Looking south from the high point of the mesa
Looking south from the high point of the mesa
Looking east from the Goose Neck Viewpoint
Looking east from the Goose Neck Viewpoint
Classic view to the southwest from Dead Horse Point State Park
Classic view to the southwest from Dead Horse Point State Park
Telephoto shot from Dead Horse Point State Park
Telephoto shot from Dead Horse Point State Park