Photography by J.D. Magers

Portfolio Book Image: The Yawn

Added on by J.D. Magers.

We've entered into the home stretch of the phonebook project images.  In fact, there are only two more after this one.  I remember this day quite well.  It was New Years, and we packed five adults into my Jetta for a three hour trip south to the Springs.  Then I couldn't find the road to the park because it wasn't well marked.  And it was cold (did I mention it was New Year's?).  But what a sight these rock formations are.  The one thing I still wonder is whether or not I should have studied Geology in school instead of Biochemistry.  I love rocks.  I think it goes back to all my time as a kid spent on the Colorado Plateau.  Striations are wonderful.  Geologic uplift is inherently beautiful.  And, I love the way this particular rock formation looks like an old man, covering his mouth as he yawns (the red/blue color contrast is also very nice).  To this day, one of my favorites.

Rock Formation, Garden of the Gods Park, Colorado Springs, Colorado.