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Rock Balancing
Posted By: Toshi, 02-21-2009, 09:04 PM

I went shooting today and at the end of the day I came across someone who had balanced some rocks. I've seen a few rock balancing sculptures before and these were really good so I snapped a few photos. Once I got home, I got curious and Google'd rock balancing and read the Wiki on it. Apparently the guy I saw is a popular rock balancer named Bill Dan





Even after seeing it in person, I still can't believe balancing rocks like this is possible. There's a bunch of videos on YouTube showing him do the balancing as well
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02-21-2009, 09:18 PM   #2
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Awesome Toshi, where were you when you took that shot?
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Thanks Gary This was taken along the trail in between Fort Point and Crissy Field - closer to Fort Point near the fishing pier. After looking online at some other photos of his work, it seems like this area and Sausalito are his favorite spots.
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That's really amazing - I think he uses super glue .

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Awesome, never seen anything like that!
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QuoteOriginally posted by heliphoto Quote
That's really amazing - I think he uses super glue .
Even with a slight wind they remained balanced, so maybe you're right

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Awesome, never seen anything like that!
Yeah, it was pretty amazing to see them balanced like that. Definitely takes a lot of patience and skill.
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Just makes me wonder what drives a man to do this.

Nice capture - thanks for sharing.
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Wow, I wish I was down there! I've always wanted to get some photos of Inuksuit.

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Wow! They really are balanced aren't they? Fantastic, Toshi
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My seven year old daughter does not understand how a triangle can balance on a circle.

Great shots. amazing what people can do
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WOW that is wild. I think I would have to see it in person t o believe it as well.
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You should have run and knocked them all over, then taken a icture of him
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For those in Vancouver, if you go out on the English Bay side of Stanley Park just up near Second Beach, there's a guy who does the same thing.

Very interesting to see.
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Really interesting. Is there a religious component to the activity?
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If meditative activity is considered religious (I know it is by some folks), then I would say it is. I've tried doing this for fun and you really have to be in the right frame of mind to "feel" how the rock is going to go on. Of course, I never managed getting past putting my first rock on top of another
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