The Tree - The View : Gibraltar Rock
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Just a decade ago I would ask "you been to Gibraltar Rock" to people in the Madison area and they would not have a clue what I was talking about. The place was all our own when my wife and I came to visit. Lone car in the lonely parking lot. Now, the weekends sees loads of cars when we come in the warm months. Fortunately, still not over crowded in a Devils Lake sort of way. Why the change ? My thought on one of the reasons: Photography.
Shear rock face is oriented northwest-southeast. Orientation of the rock face is useful to know in planning trip using the Sun Calculator map for different photographic lighting conditions and use of circular polarizers. Be mindful of the shear vertical drop of about 20 stories then still further to farmlands below.
Final comment for a state that once was synonymous with reverence and understanding of the immense value of "undeveloped" nature since the 1850s by European immigrants and for thousands of years before European immigrant settlement: Always important to let politicians know it is unwise to irresponsibly slash funding for maintaining/preserving and respecting natural public places. The places that inspire, motivate, educate in many ways, connect us to ourselves and the natural world, makes us healthier, and helps us to heal in a stressful world. As the song goes "you don't know what you got till its gone".
Gibraltar Rock northeast side parking lot, Lat Long: 43.348550 -89.600329
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Lens: Tokina EF 24-70mm, F/2.8 with Hoya HD3 Circular Polarizer
Taken 1:42 PM on September 23, 2018
Uploaded 12:15 AM on September 25, 2018
- Posted in Landmarks
- Canon EOS 6D
- 1/160 sec.
- 24 mm
- 100 ISO
- Lodi, WI
- Noel's photos
- Landmarks category
- Wisconsin Public Space for Quality of Life album
- Wisconsin State Natural Areas gallery
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