The Goblins Lair (August 25, 2016)

There is a cave in the Valley of the Goblins in Utah that is called the “Goblins Lair”. It is quite steep. Below are two panoramic photos of the cave from inside from the bottom to the top . If you look closely at the first photo – you can see my friend Misha at the bottom and get a good sense of the scale of the cave.






Ohio State Fair 2016 (August 15, 2016)

I always like to go to the Ohio State Fair when it is taking place in August. I love seeing all the rabbits, chickens, goats, horses and all other animals. There are photo opportunities there that are like nowhere else. So, I have posted about seven of my favorite photos below.

I was surprised to see that there are still freak shows at the fair. The smallest woman, the smallest horse and other oddities.




I love all the colors of the crass commercialism that is rampant there.



And I love all the produce of odd and natural growth. Here is the Largest and best tomato at 1.2 pounds.



Here is the largest and best cabbage at 3.2 pounds.



Here is my favorite Odd and Natural growth.



Lastly, here is the First Premium Wool that won. The fair has a multitude of textures, smells, colors and sounds that you can only find there.




Valley of the Goblins Photos (August 5, 2016)

Visiting the Valley of the Goblins in Utah was the pinnacle of my summer. I was truly amazed by this landscape. It is the most surreal place I have ever seen. I really felt like I was on a different planet. I had seen a few photographs on the internet and decided to visit the place after seeing those. I expected to possibly be disappointed by a small gathering of mushroom like structures.

It was totally awesome and exceeded my wildest expectations. The weird landscape went on for miles. The further you trekked into it – the more amazing it became.

This site truly inspired me – I took a lot of photographs and cannot even determine which ones are my favorite because there are so many. I also took video of me trekking through this wondrous terrain. I plan on printing out and having an exhibition of photographs as well as editing my footage together and making a film. I do not even know what kind of film it would be – a film about a place or environment – but it would not be an environmental film – perhaps I will call it a motion landscape.

If that isn’t enough, I created a bunch of drawings of these rock formations and plan to pursue more elaborate drawings for a separate exhibition of those. I will post them as I complete them.

I have chosen three photographs to upload this week to give you an idea of the terrain. The first is a close up view as you approach the goblins, the next  photo is a long shot and the final is a panoramic view. Bear in mind that this is just one very small part of the landscape.

Also consider that these photos were all taken with my cell phone, I also have many taken with a Canon camera. I found that the cell phone camera was very useful for taking panoramic photos – so that is usually the way I used the phone photos.