balanced rock – a study in pictures

Let’s view Balanced Rock in Arches National Park.

In an objective sense, there is beauty here.  But, that beauty is subject to subjective interpretation by each visitor.

One may ponder: Would these views, these scenes from a faraway landscape be beautiful if there were no sentient beings to see and appreciate them? Perhaps these scenes would be beautiful but without value if there were no one to appreciate them.

 

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A closer view along the trail.

 

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One of the nearby rock formations.

 

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Sunlight penetrates this picture.

 

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The visitor information plaque.

 

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The balanced rock from the shady side on a morning in May, 2016.

 

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Looking up at one of the other nearby towers of rock.

 

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The rock blocks the sun in this shot.

 

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A closer view.

 

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The rock up close.

 

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From a distance, we take this image with people in place for perspective.

 

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With a little imagination, one can see one (or more) face(s) in the distant rock tower.

 

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The balanced rock from a different angle.

 

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As we wander around taking pictures, we see this view.

 

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Another pic.

 

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One final view of the backside of this rock.

 

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We see scenery in the distance in this photo.

 

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Looking up from below, one can see the texture of the rock surface.

 

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At ground level, one gets a sense of the size of the rock tower.

 

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The sunlit side of the rock in the mid morning.

 

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From below, one can imagine we are looking up at a fossilized dinosaur with a large head.

 

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A solitary sentinel on watch for countless years.

 

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Closer in for this pic.

 

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The top or head of the rock tower.

 

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Another view.

 

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Too large perhaps in this shot.

 

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“Can we go on now?”

 

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