Yoga Meditation (or Balanced Rock at Twilight)

Balanced Rock at twilight

Shooting famous, over-photographed landmarks such as balanced rock in Utah’s Arches National Park challenges the photographer to come up with images that are not cliche, that portray such landmarks in a different light, from a different perspective or in a fresher way.

Silhouetting your subject may be a way to reinterpret such well-known scenes. Silhouetting essentially transposes your 3D subject into a 2D world, so shape becomes key for a successful silhouette. Thus, moving around your subject, changing your angle of view may radically  alter your final image, the 2D rendition of your subject.

When I saw a sunset with potential (because of some lingering clouds) behind me, I quickly hiked to the other side of balanced rock and moved around until that impressive rock formation took on the shape (at least in my eyes) of a person sitting before a beautiful sunset in a yoga meditation position. Click, click, and there we go: a symbolic rendition of balanced rock! 😉

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12 thoughts on “Yoga Meditation (or Balanced Rock at Twilight)

  1. Dina

    This is most interesting and a truly beautiful shot. Stefano, I have my new camera now (D800), I have a lot to study and I gladly do so. I have hardly taken any photos yet, although I’m not out there, I sense a complete change. To less and better and composing. Like moving around and sharpening my senses. Thanks for all your help and helpful posts about photography!
    Lots of love from Norway

    1. Stefano Post author

      Thank you, Dina!
      Like I said, I am excited for you because of your new gear acquisitions!
      You got yourself some outstanding gear: now get comfortable with it, practice a little bit and put it to good use: I am sure you will be blown away by the results!


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