52 Photos: Point the Camera Up

I can’t believe I haven’t posted any pictures from Okunoin, the most enchanting cemetery in Koya-San, Japan. For Point the Camera UP, I give you this view:

tree guardians

Some hoodoos from below at Bryce Canyon:

hoodoos and sky

Joshua Tree:

joshua tree and sky

And blooms, because this blog is all about blooming!

blooms in the sky

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4 thoughts on “52 Photos: Point the Camera Up

  1. Ian

    I’m really digging the first and second images. I’d never heard those sort of outcroppings referred to as hoodoos before. Is it a specific naming convention at Bryce Canyon? Or have I discovered a new and novel linguistic divide between my Northern California roots and everyone else?

    1. slowbloom Post author

      Hoodoos are worn down by erosion. The NPS has quite the answer!

      Hoodoos are tall skinny spires of rock that protrude from the bottom of arid basins and “broken” lands. Hoodoos are most commonly found in the High Plateaus region of the Colorado Plateau and in the Badlands regions of the Northern Great Plains. While hoodoos are scattered throughout these areas, nowhere in the world are they as abundant as in the northern section of Bryce Canyon National Park. In common usage, the difference between Hoodoos and pinnacles or spires is that hoodoos have a variable thickness often described as having a “totem pole-shaped body.” A spire, on the other hand, has a smoother profile or uniform thickness that tapers from the ground upward.

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