POTD: Huddle Up

POTD: Huddle UpHuddle Up
Makoshika State Park, Montana
2014

When I first saw these horses wandering around Makoshika State Park I wondered if they might be wild horses. But then I noticed brands on several of them so I guess that was not the case. Someone must have a grazing permit for the park.

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POTD: Makoshika #19

POTD: Makoshika #19Makoshika #19
Makoshika State Park, Montana
2014

An interesting sculptural shape, differing from most of those at Makoshika in the sense that in this case Mother Nature used a different organic medium for her art.

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I don’t draw…I’m an artist

Zippy nails another insightful analysis of the current art scene. I see obvious application to post-modern photography as well. See more Zippy insights here.

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POTD: Makoshika #18

POTD: Makoshika #18Makoshika #18
Makoshika State Park, Montana
2014

This a mid-size balanced rock, about 3 feet high. It reminds me a bit of an old antique TV, like this one:

antiqueTV

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Good Work If You Can Get It

Three artists accounted for $436 million in sales in one year in the contemporary art market; two of them didn’t even have to be deceased to sell well. Details here.

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POTD: Makoshika #17

POTD: Makoshika #17Makoshika #17
Makoshika State Park, Montana
2014

This is a close-up example of the repetition of features that occurs at various scales in Makoshika. The balanced rocks in the photos I’ve posted previously (here and here) have been in the size range from about 8 feet high to over 15 feet high; this one is about 4 inches high. It’s not hard to picture some even smaller versions forming among the pebbles at it’s base. If it didn’t already have a cool Indian moniker, perhaps Fractal State Park might be good name for this place.

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POTD: Makoshika #16

POTD: Makoshika #16Makoshika #16
Makoshika State Park, Montana
2014

A different angle on the same small-scale landscape as in yesterday’s photo.

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POTD: Makoshika #15

POTD: Makoshika #15Makoshika #15
Makoshika State Park, Montana
2014

Another example of a small scale shot doing a good imitation of a large scale aerial photograph. This photo covers about 10′ from front to back.

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POTD: Makoshika #14

POTD: Makoshika #14Makoshika #14
Makoshika State Park, Montana
2014

Even though I was there and know better, this looks for all the world like an aerial shot of a rugged canyon from an airplane. In reality this “canyon” is maybe 15′ long at the most. This confusion of scale or the repetition of features on both a small and large scale is something I saw in numerous features at Makoshika.

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POTD: Makoshika #13

POTD: Makoshika #13Makoshika #13
Makoshika State Park, Montana
2014

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