Friday, August 06, 2004


This amazing image seen at dirty beloved can't be topped even if it did remind me of this local geological variation.

Comments: rocky

Fabulous image. Do you think it's genuine?
Posted by mcb at August 6, 2004 05:23 PM

One tiny difference, Boynton. The FENCE!!!!
Posted by Nora at August 7, 2004 12:32 PM

oh - I hadn't even thought about the possibility it might be staged, mcb.
I'm willing to suspend disbelief for the sake of the kick.

Quite, Nora. But the FENCE doesn't look all that reassuring to me.
Posted by boynton at August 7, 2004 01:29 PM

It's old enough the tech required to alter it seems to preclude the possibility.
Interesting commentary on current attitudes though - about imagery and the reality we build from mediated images.

First hit: Wow!
Second hit: Hmmm... Is it fake?

Because there was that time when you reacted all genuine but it was a doctored photo. Nothing worse than being enthusiastic about something and then finding out it was all in vain.

That kick indeed. Jackson's work is filled with the odd and dramatic. No need to fake it.
It's real. I get vertigo just looking at it. Upholstery-puckering vertigo.
Posted by Lance Boyle at August 8, 2004 06:15 AM

Glad to hear to it. Love the oddly dramatic combo.

And having been to the second site myself, I get remembered vertigo looking at it, despite that slight fence, which may even make things worse.
Makes people lean and dangle at hazardous angles.
Posted by boynton at August 8, 2004 02:23 PM

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