"Rock Hard" by Bodhi Smith

 
tall spire
not a liar
it's really there
had to share
looking like a c*ck
this hard rock
creates a shock
it's looming phallic
is not a trick
though it resembles
one giant d*ck
 
 
DISCLOSURE
First off, I must begin today with a disclosure:
This picture is in no means meant to offend anyone what-so-ever...it's also not meant to embarrass, put-down, or misrepresent anyone or any group. Nor is this image meant to make any loud statements of any kind--either political, religious, or sexual...
 
Things like this rock truly exist for real in nature...
 
This picture's only purpose, given its obvious allusions, is simply to create a smile, a laugh, and a light-hearted mood. Please take this at its face value, solely for the humorous qualities it portrays along with the comedic relief it provides from this all-too-serious-world in which we live...
 
And...It's important to keep in mind that the male genitalia should be handled with respect and decency despite the fact that all the many names and phrases for the penis may be humorous or entertaining. We must acknowledge the power of language and the influence our words can have on others as we continue to learn new words and broaden our vocabulary. It is crucial to adopt inclusive, polite language that encourages positive views toward sexuality and the human body, whether we are using slang phrases or medical terminology...
 
Now back to this image and my thoughts about it today...
 
 
MY THOUGHTS
It's just a towering rock spire under the stars, what else can I say? ― Bodhi, Rock Hard
 
This looming rock spire is located alongside one of the most travelled trails in all of Arches National Park, thousands of visitors literally walk right past this and never "see" it because they are focused on the destination of where they are headed, instead of viewing the scenery around them more closely...because from the trail, this rock looks like a plain and ordinary non-descript hoodoo. However, if one steps off the trail about a hundred feet, and views this from a specific angle and aspect, as well as in the right light, this spire transforms into a phallic rock which appears strikingly similar to a certain erect part of the male anatomy...
 
Because of this picture's graphic nature, and the powerful pornographic impression it creates, I've always hesitated from releasing it. This is my first picture which might possibly be considered NSFW, and maybe I never wanted to be known as THAT photographer who took THAT famous picture of "that rock that looked like a big giant d*ck"...However, it's truly a real rock spire hoodoo in Arches National Park. It's really there, it really exists, and can be easily seen by anyone who might stumble across it rising up in all its full glory such as I did...
 
Over the years since I took it, many of my closest friends have known the photo existed, and they have all gotten a chuckle from it. However, I've never released it officially or put it publically on my website for sale, until today...And I'm really amazed that nobody has ever released an image of this rock before now. Seriously, it's so hard to fathom the whole time while I've been holding on to this image, and holding out from releasing it publicly for nearly 11 1/2  years, nobody else in the entire world has shown a picture of this phallic rock, never--that's kinda weird, eh?
 
Whenever I'm in Arches National Park, walking down this hugely popular trail on the way to a famous iconic arch, I always step off the path and check to see if this hoodoo rock is still standing there and has not been weathered away naturally by the elements...and it's still there, still standing as of July 2023...so, rock on, and "Rock Hard" my friends!  
 
johnson, rod, staff, wood, meat, tool, chorizo, sausage, package, organ, prick, cock, penis, dick, pisser, pecker, hard-on, boner, chub, stiffy, bald avenger, third leg, willie, woody, peter, pedro, wang, dong, schlong, salami, weiner, manhood, member, equipment, unit, tallywhacker, pole, joystick, trouser snake, love muscle, one-eyed monster, tube steak, pink torpedo, whopper, burrito, hard rock, thing, knob, nub, pud, bulge, junk, drill, gun, weapon, hammer, poker, pipe, tripod, hose, shaft, chubby, baloney, microphone, stick shift, soldier, doodle, junior, fattie, lion, leo, prong, zeus, ramrod, thumper, python, dingaling, ding-dong, pee-pee, wee-wee, weinie, hot-dog, lollipop, cucumber, anaconda, zombie, mister winkie, longfellow, mini-me, big-boy, little man, main vein, mushroom tip, other brain, skin flute, pleasure stick, flesh rocket, cave dweller, heat-seeking missile, and phallus ― bodhi, 101 names for it
 
 
Also for me, this image brings to mind one hilariously funny scene from a movie that uses numerous play-on-word phrases to describe what you similarly see pictured in my impression today--this scene below is from the witty Satirical Spy film, Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me.:
 
{Screenplay Transcript}
[Noticing Dr. Evil's spaceship on radar]
Radar Operator : Colonel, you better have a look at this radar.
Colonel : What is it, son?
Radar Operator : I don't know, sir, but it looks like a giant...
Jet Pilot : Dick. Dick, take a look out of starboard.
Co-Pilot : Oh my God, it looks like a huge...
Bird-Watching Woman : Pecker.
Bird-Watching Man : [raising binoculars]  Ooh, Where?
Bird-Watching Woman : Over there. What sort of bird is that? Wait, it's not a woodpecker, it looks like someone's...
Army Sergeant : Privates. We have reports of an unidentified flying object. It has a long, smooth shaft, complete with...
Baseball Umpire : Two balls.
[looking up from game]
Baseball Umpire : What is that. It looks just like an enormous...
Chinese Teacher : Wang. pay attention.
Wang : I was distracted by that giant flying...
Musician : Willie.
Willie : Yeah?
Musician : What's that?
Willie : [squints]  Well, that looks like a huge...
Colonel : Johnson.
Radar Operator : Yes, sir?
Colonel : Get on the horn to British Intelligence and let them know about this.
Basil : Did we get Dr. Evil?
Radar Operator : No, sir, he got away in that big spaceship that looks like a huge...
Teacher : Penis. The male reproductive organ. Also known as tallywhacker, schlong, or...
Friendly Dad : Wiener? Any of your kids want another wiener?
Friendly Son : Dad, what's that?
Friendly Dad : I don't know, son, but it has great big...
Ballpark Peanut Vendor : Nuts. Hot, salty nuts. Who wants some?...
Ballpark Peanut Vendor : Lord Almighty!
Woman : That looks just like my husband's...
Circus Barker : ONE-EYED MONSTER. Step right up and see the One-eyed Monster!
Cyclops : RARRR (pause)... Hey, what's that? It looks like a...
Fan : Woody. Woody Harrelson. Could I have your autograph?
Woody : Sure. Oh, my Lord! Look at that thing!
Fan : It's so huge.
Woody : No, I've seen bigger. That's...
Dr. Evil : Just a little prick.
 
 
 
SOME ACCOMPANYING MUSIC
I played around (no pun intended) with calling this image many different names, even changing it a couple times from "Hard Rock" to "Rock Me Like A Hurricane" to "Rock With You" to "Rock Porn" to "A Rock And A Hard Place" to "Hard Day's Night" to even thinking at one point to comically calling it "A Bodhi Selfie"...But I finally settled on naming this impression "Rock Hard" inspired by the tongue-in-cheek double meaning created from the 1988 hard rock song with its lyrics,  "Rock Hard" by Kiss. ...(just click on the blue links to listen to any of the songs)...
 
Hot lover, turn up the heat
I want your sugar, girl your love tastes so sweet
I feel a fire burnin' under me
I've got a hunger that your love's gotta feed
You make me sweat, you turn me 'round
You get me up, you never let me down
You make me rock hard, baby all night
Love's like a glove and it fits just right
You make me rock hard, so baby hold tight
Come on baby, let's rock hard, baby all night
I'm under a physical spell
I'm a prisoner and your love is my cell
Once I get started I can't stop
I can't cool down 'cause this love is so hot
You make me sweat, you turn me 'round
You get me up, you never let me down
You make me rock hard, baby all night
Love's like a glove and it fits just right
You make me rock hard, so baby hold tight
Come on baby, let's rock hard, baby all night
You make me sweat, you turn me 'round
You get me up, you never let me down
You make me rock hard, baby all night
Love's like a glove and it fits just right
You make me rock hard, so baby hold tight
Come on baby, let's rock hard, baby let's
Rock hard, baby all night
Love's like a glove and it fits just right
You make me rock hard, so baby hold tight
Come on baby, let's rock hard, baby all night
All night, all night, yeah, all night, hey
You make me rock hard, baby all night
Love's like a glove and it fits just right
You make me rock hard, so baby hold tight
Come on baby, let's rock hard, baby let's
Rock hard, baby all night
 
 
Here's the tune released nearly 40 years ago in 1984 with a title that's the same one as the runner up name for my image today, "Rock You Like A Hurricane" by The Scorpions. so it was nearly the name of my impression here as my second choice  before I ultimately decided on "Rock Hard"...IMHO, this song is one of the best heavy metal songs from the entire decade of the 1980's...The lyrics are as sultry as the music sounds. With a hammering guitar line and panning vocals from The Scorpions' frontman Klaus Meine, this tune sounds like seduction incarnate. As one could glean from the fairly transparent lyrics, this song uses animalistic language to represent the group's most base desires, and as such goes along perfectly with my impression and blog today....  "Rock You Like A Hurricane" by The Scorpions. ...(just click on the blue links to listen to any of the songs)...

It's early morning, the sun comes out
Last night was shaking and pretty loud
My cat is purring, it scratches my skin
So what is wrong with another sin?
The bitch is hungry, she needs to tell
So give her inches and feed her well
More days to come, new places to go
I've got to leave, it's time for a show
Here I am
Rock you like a hurricane
Here I am
Rock you like a hurricane
My body is burning, it starts to shout
Desire is coming, it breaks out loud
Lust is in cages 'til storm breaks loose
Just have to make it with someone I choose
The night is calling, I have to go
The wolf is hungry, he runs the show
He's licking his lips, he's ready to win
On the hunt tonight for love at first sting
Here I am
Rock you like a hurricane
(Are you ready, baby?)
Here I am
Rock you like a hurricane
Here I am
Rock you like a hurricane
Here I am
Rock you like a hurricane
Rock you like a hurricane
It's early morning, the sun comes out
Last night was shaking and pretty loud
My cat is purring, it scratched my skin
So what is wrong with another sin?
The night is calling, I have to go
The wolf is hungry, he runs the show
He's licking his lips, he's ready to win
On the hunt tonight for love at first sting
Here I am
Rock you like a hurricane
(Are you ready, baby?)
Here I am
Rock you like a hurricane
Here I am
Rock you like a hurricane
(Come on, come on, come on, come on)
Here I am
Rock you like a hurricane
Here I am
 
 
Here is another tune with a title that almost became the name of my impression here, "Rock With You" by Michael Jackson. before I ultimately decided on "Rock Hard"...This song went to #1 on the charts almost 44 years ago in 1980 (his second #1 hit), and it's a breezy and flowing tune that is quite different from all of his other songs with a chorus to me that is purely genius and iconic. For this tune, the King of Pop was only 21 and it was a few years before he hit it really huge and became a mega-superstar sensation with his LP Thriller...  "Rock With You" by Michael Jackson. ...(just click on the blue links to listen to any of the songs)...

Girl, close your eyes
Let that rhythm get into you
Don't try to fight it
There ain't nothing that you can do
Relax your mind
Lay back and groove with mine
You gotta feel that heat
And we can ride the boogie
Share that beat of love
I wanna rock with you (all night)
Dance you into day (sunlight)
I wanna rock with you (all night)
We're gonna rock the night away (rock, right)
Out on the floor
There ain't nobody there but us
Girl, when you dance
There's a magic that must be love
Just take it slow
'Cause we got so far to go
When you feel that heat
And we're gonna ride the boogie
Share that beat of love
I wanna rock with you (all night)
Dance you into day (sunlight)
I wanna rock with you (all night)
We gon' rock the night away (rock, right)
And when the groove is dead and gone (yeah)
You know that love survives
So we can rock forever, on
I wanna rock with you
I wanna groove with you
Wanna rock (all night)
With you, girl (sunlight)
Rock with you, rock with you, yeah (all night)
Dance the night away (rock, right)
I wanna rock with you, yeah (all night)
Rock you into day (sunlight)
I wanna rock with you (all night)
Rock the night away (rock, right)
Feel the heat, feel the beat (all night)
(Woo)
Rock you into day (sunlight)
I wanna rock (all night)
Rock the night away (rock, right)
 
 
 
SOME MORE APROPOS  QUOTES
You know that soft is stronger than hard, water stronger than rock, love stronger than force ― Gautama Siddhartha Buddha, Sayings of Buddha
 
Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong ― Lao tzu, Tao Te Ching
 
I try to be so hard that I'm soft, like a liquid rock, fluid and forgiving, but unmovable in my resolve ― Jarod Jintz, This Book is Not for Sale
 
Smile on my face, rock hard dick in my pants, and some peace in my heart ― Harper Sloan, Axel
 
Being in the habit of saying "Thank you," of making sure that people receive attention so they know you value them, of not presuming that people will always be there--this is a good habit, regardless...make sure to give virtual and actual high-fives to those who rock and rock hard ― Sarah Wendell, Everything I Know About Love I Learned from Romance Novels
 
You make me rock hard, baby all night. Love's like a glove and it fits just right. You make me rock hard, so baby hold tight. Come on baby, let's rock hard, baby all night ― Kiss, Rock Hard.
 
My cat is purring, it scratches my skin. So what is wrong with another sin? The bitch is hungry, she needs to tell. So give her inches and feed her well ― The Scorpions, Rock You Like A Hurricane.
 
 
 
SPECIFICS ABOUT THIS PHOTO
And there it was, all huge right there before me. And I wondered to myself, why was I seeing this? Sometimes I'm just supposed to be the messenger and not the message I guess... ― Bodhi, Rock Hard
 
Pictured here is a hoodoo phallic rock spire that resembles, well, you know, it is pretty obvious to the point where this photo almost seems pornographic...
 
A composite image is made up of two or more photographs taken at different locations and/or different times, which are combined using editing software to create one image (I used Adobe Photoshop CC)...This picture you see here is a composite image, but it does have two legitimate photos put together to create a single cohesive impression. Both photos are real and true to life, but when put together, they create something that can never be seen with the human eye since the stars could never be in this position above this spire at any time of the night. The glowing core of the Milky Way could never be in this aspect and position in the night sky here, it's strictly impossible. And these two photos were taken from two different locations, although the locations were pretty close to each other in central-eastern Utah, even though the shots were taken more than 11 years apart from each other...
 
Camera settings for Stars
ISO-5000, 24mm at f/2.8 for 13 seconds using no filters. Image taken at 11:27pm MST on July 10, 2023.
 
Camera Settings for The Phallic Rock Hoodoo
ISO-64, 24mm at f/7.1 for 1/160sec .. Image taken at 7:37pm MST about half an hour after sunrise on February 17, 2012...
 
I wish to openly thank my sponsors who have always supported me through both the good and bad times...for truly this long exposure impression would not be possible without the use of my Induro PHQ3 Series 5-way Panhead with an Induro (now Benro) Stealth Carbon Fiber Tripod. in combination with the ProgreyUSA Filters. which I use with every photo I take...
 
if nothing else...if i open my eyes, if i hope, if i cry, if i think, if i sigh, if i giggle, if i dance, if i love, if i breathe, then i have lived a full days worth of life, i'm blessed...nothing is wasted, nothing ― bodhi, if nothing else
 
i do not want you to just be into my photography, instead, i'd much rather you take a journey into my pictures, and feel the impression i have created, feel it with all your senses ― bodhi, into my photography
 
contemplate without thinking. be certain only in your uncertainty. stop the world. slow down everything. let it all be. shut off the noise. hush. relax. seize this moment. reconnect. feel and sense what surrounds you. listen to all the colors of light whisper as they envelope you. see the melody and harmony that float about unnoticed. taste the solitude of all this wonderment. smell the beautiful silence. now discover your peaceful serenity. then, reach out and touch your faith with all your senses. this is my world. awaken! ― bodhi, my world
 
my photography is my way of keeping a diary ― bodhi, my diary
 
I leave you today wishing that bright joy 
and spiritual peace fill your life...
Imploring you to make every moment count, 
no matter what, always and forever, 
for that is the only thing that truly matters... 
  
and above all else,
I hope this message and impression find you well.
 
Namaste,
Bodhi
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