I love it when I arrive at a location and I’m the only human there. That was the case this morning in Boise, Idaho. The Photographer’s Ephemeris has indicated there was a high chance of a glorious sunrise this morning, but it was wrong. I knew it was wrong the moment I walked out the door at 5:30 AM. I didn’t care. I knew what I was getting.  What I got was a great view from Table Rock. Table Rock is, as the name would imply, a big flat rock, a mountain pillar in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains just South-East of downtown Boise.

The spot has a weird vibe to it. There are fabulous graffiti paintings on the sides of the communication tower boxes that stand between the parking lot and the pillar. And someone erected a giant cross at its edge. The attraction is still the view.

Less than 12 hours earlier, my son and his girlfriend sat in front of these benches, legs dangling off the edge of the rock watching the sunset. Those photos will be shared on a different day. I’m not sure how that story is going to end yet.


If there are multiple photos in this post, EXIF data is for the featured photo only:

  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Taken: 6 April, 2017
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 50
  • Shutter speed: 10s

10 Comments

  1. Spectacular blue-light special!

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  3. This is a beautiful area of the country!

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  7. Jenna Narducci

    Hi Jeff. I’m a grad student at BSU, and I’m creating a story map to showcase our group’s research efforts regarding land use change here in the valley. This photo from Table Rock is beautiful and would fit in with our story map really well. I’m writing to ask what the usage rights are with your photographs. Please let me know. Either way, great shots!

  8. Jenna, I’m in Boise right now for Parent & Family weekend and this comment makes me smile. Thank you. I typically allow use under Creative Commons. All I look for is attribution. Go Bronco! 🙂

  9. Jenna Narducci

    Wonderful, we appreciate it very much! We will credit you on the photo & with a link to this website. Please let me know if you’d prefer me to link elsewhere. Enjoy your time in town!

  10. Jenna, linking to here will be just fine. Thank you! We had a blast. Just arrived back in Los Angeles. 🙂

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