One face of the many sandstone bluffs, found in Buffalo Rock State Park of IL, USA. Portions of this park were closed several years ago over a dispute with a local firing range. As one of my favorite hiking spots during my adolescence, and I was thrilled when Buffalo Rock was again opened to the public.
Though I feel the graffiti and carvings are disrespectful to other hikers and abusive to the land, I see the enthusiasm and exuberance I felt years ago in the graffiti’s unrestrained dancing, and carvers’ documentation of what they found most meaningful. As dangerous as it was to do these acts, a part of me appreciates the courage of those who would risk everything to celebrate being alive.
Minolta Maxxum 7
Minolta AF 70-210 f/4
Kodak Ektar – ISO 100