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  #130 Song Title / Song Lyrics
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I am a Rock       ©2013 Lo
Panasonic DMC-FZ200       3rd place, 129 points
1/1250s, f4, ISO 100, 75mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Converted from RAW, Topaz to denoise, cropped and cloned distractions, resized for entry       Extra Info: Song by Simon and Garfunkel

" I am a rock; I am an island. And a rock feels no pain, and an island never cries"

I came across a huge collection of rock sculptures by the river, made from balancing unworked stones - possibly part of a competition. The traditional form of creating rock monuments is known by the Inuit as Inukshuk, and means "in the likeness of a human". It is used to indicate "Someone was here", or "You are on the right path"
 
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johncomyn
Aug 13, 2013
    Congratulations Lo, great find.

Lo
Aug 12, 2013
    Thanks for your votes and comments. I'll try to post a few pics in the outtakes. Jade - to quote an old line "Only my hairdresser knows for sure".

Jade O.
Aug 12, 2013
    Lol, Michael! Congrats, Lo, whoever you are~!

Franz07
Aug 12, 2013
    Congratulations Lo! This is such a nice idea to build rock sculptures just for fun.
I will try to establish this here...

Mepo
Aug 12, 2013
    You rock!

mrsawyer
Aug 12, 2013
    Great finish for a great find!

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Franz07
Aug 12, 2013
    Great finding - great music!

mrsawyer
Aug 12, 2013
    Such an interesting find, and well presented too!

Lo
Aug 11, 2013
    Thanks for your comments, I wish I had known when the competition was on - it would have been great fun to try a sculpture of my own. The rocks could be managed easily by one or two people at most. I was amazed by the variety - everything from small bridges to stone angels. I chanced on this a day before the challenge closed, high noon, hot sun and no tripod. It certainly would be fun to play with different shadows and angles. Maybe next year!

Adirondack Gal
Aug 11, 2013
    Nice image for the challenge theme. These sculptures are popping up in the strangest places and are very interesting. In my top picks! Good Luck!

forkcandles
Aug 10, 2013
    this got me humming the tune. I can't sing LOL
love the way the background is part of the picture

tvsometime
Aug 10, 2013
    Very effective visual parody of the Simon & Garfunkel song. Reminds me of the 1000 Year Old man's Rock language. Example: "don't hit me with that rock". My no 2 pick but no 1 for humor.
Edited on Aug 10, 2013

Jade O.
Aug 10, 2013
    Oddly humourous and interesting. I know it is where it is but I'd have preferred a different angle to play down the background - maybe a low angle shooting upward.

davep56
Aug 10, 2013
    I like the composition of the three rocks

Edward
Aug 9, 2013
    Love the composition of this image. One of my faves.

KJW
Aug 9, 2013
    That is so cool. Those rocks look large to say the least. i would have like to see them put together, imagine must have been some work to balance them. definitely in my favorites.

cookiejar
Aug 9, 2013
    Weirdly wonderful and intriguing. Great song too.

johncomyn
Aug 8, 2013
    Nice find! I do like your picture, nice composition but don't think the shadows work. Later or earlier in the day would be better.
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