52 Weeks Of Photo Challenges

A theme based photo blog

A2 Creative Angles


When I lived in Panama I knew about a rock wall that occasionally tourists would climb. I had driven past it and wondered what had caused the rocks to take on their interesting shape. It wasn’t until a few months ago that I went back for a visit and took some photos that I was motivated to do a google search and learn more about what caused the interesting rock formation.

I learned that this type of rock is called columnar basalts. They result when a lava flow cools quickly. The lava contracts vertically but cracks perpendicular to it’s directional flow with remarkable geometric regularity. In most cases forming a regular grid of remarkable hexagonal extrusions that appear to be made by man.

I think I will keep my feet planted on the ground to photograph things like this. Unfortunately with my lack of upper body strength I wouldn’t get 6 foot off the ground! I’ll leave that up to the experts or tourists who don’t know any better!


Author: Mindy Towns

Hi, my name is Mindy Towns, I live in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. Along with several friends I have been participating in a weekly, theme based, photo blog since August 2012. Each year we receive a new list of 52 themes. We then post a photo each week that fits one of the themes along with a brief description about why we feel the photo fits the theme. Over the years I have learned a lot about my camera, new photography technics and also a lot about my fellow bloggers. I've peeked into their homes, met their families and traveled to exotic places through their photos. This year I am challenging myself further by trying to become even more creative in my posts. I found the cutest little Playmobil person complete with a camera and a little dog. She is going to be my little personal assistant over the coming months. I'm going to use many of the photo skills I have learned from participating in the photo challenge along with some new photoshop tools I have been practicing. I hope you will continue to follow my blog as I change things up a bit this year. Perhaps some of you will raid someones toy chest or toss something cute into your Target shopping cart and get a little silly with me. If you want to see examples of my grown up photography please visit one of my links listed on this blogs home page!

9 thoughts on “A2 Creative Angles

  1. I like that you did three photos – from the first one you can’t tell how huge it is!

  2. Interesting. Why do people feel they have to write on something like this? I hate that!

  3. Those same type of geological structure can be found in Yellowstone at Sheepeater Cliff. There you might find marmots who live in the rocks instead of climbers. Very interesting. I concur with the comment about defacing them.

  4. Great photos… I can’t believe how large that is!

  5. So very cool and scary, great shots !

  6. Too bad about the graffiti. I think I’ll have to visit here myself…not to climb of course.

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