Before my eyes focused on the cactus I thought if was a fire because it's so orange. Very lovely shot.
Oh wow, this is lovely. My kind of shot. The sharpness of the tree trunk and the background at the same time is what I really like whereas the cactus brings the colour and life to the photo.
The native artist who etched this image of an antlered animal into this rock face thousands of years ago, saw the same ancient light of the stars in the sky as we see today, but he (very most likely he) saw the world from the cultural perspective of an era very different from our modern technological world. The petroglyph would have been made as part of a ritual to ensure a successful outcome of the hunt. The "N" shape over the animal's back would represent spears or arrows. The image of the animal seems to be in three quarter perspective, and even include two eyes and a grimace of pain, but that may be fortuitous.
The light-painted cactus in the photo seems to conjure up the presence of the band of hunters, and my brain, which must be predisposed to seeing faces, sees the face of a crazed hunter taking up most of the middle of that cloud overhead.
There are just so many words to describe these photographs that are viewed each day. Today's one has me looking for more than I have in words, to say what I want! Not only is it a wonderful picture, but it is too, a look into the ancient past to 'words' they had etched in many places that we find today. Thanks, so much. j.e.s.
Beautiful photo, but why not tell us where it was taken? It looks like the Red Rock canyon just outside of Las Vegas. What difference does it make? I would think there would be quite a difference in ambient light and the sky and stars between Las Vegas and Zion Canyon, for instance. Just a tech question.
Great photography. great moment captured for posterity. the colors are lush. but looking at the photo, we feel calml and an immense inner peace. The world is indeed a wonderful place with beautiful landscapes in their space. Makes me want to look back and to look for serenity and calm and lucidity that conveys.
The stars and the vaporous appearance of the clouds help me feel transported back through the eons. it is not just esthetic; it evokes my since of the eternal.
"Imagine if we could speak to the earliest Americans," I agree, it like communicating with the profound.
Joseph Thomas — 'Petroglyphs': This photogaph demonstrates the use of 'layers' of interest to grasp the viewers' attention. In historical and cultural context we think about the American west. Photograhically we appreciate the technologies at play; stone art; nightsky; lighting effects. —GaryConn
This is a fantastic photograph! It is perfect. Color, texture, beautiful lighting and it tells a story of the present and the past. Marvelous, I love it!
I spend a lot of time in Utah hiking as it is so beautiful and has many petroglyph's I would like to thank you for encouraging me to go get a great shot like this one!
Thanks and keep up the great work of art!
The Jurasic stone have 150 mil,years _ Prehystoric homes discovered 1500-1000 B.C._ ( in Colorado )_ So the petroglyps is old may be 3500-3000 years may be ...
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