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Writing-on-Stone in Autumn by Alyce Taylor

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Featured in Volcanoes, Earth’s Geology and Atmosphere on June 28th, 2012.
Featured in Great Plains of North America on June 10th, 2012.
Featured in The Great Outdoors on April 23rd, 2012.
Featured in Rural Around the Globe on April 15th, 2012.
Featured in The Fabulous Prairies on April 11th, 2012.
Featured in Artists Universe on April 7th, 2012.

A view of the sandstone rocks at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park in Autumn.

Canon EOS 50D
Focal length:17 mm
Exposure:1/125 at f/11
ISO 100
No post-processing


Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park (Áísínai’pi) in Alberta, Canada is a landscape sacred to the Blackfoot people. The site is 32 km (20 mi) east of the town of Milk River. An archaeological preserve within the Park protects the largest concentration of rock art on the North American plains. The artists are thought to be the Blackfoot people who settled this area for at least 3,500 years. There is speculation some of the rock art may be up to 6,000 years old.

Covering the sheer sandstone cliffs of the area along the Milk River are petroglyph carvings, paintings and pictographs which include vivid depictions of hunting and spiritual vision quests. But by far the most common are scenes of warriors and battles. Some speculate these were meant as warnings to neighbouring enemies to stay away. Guided interpretive walks and tours are available from mid-May until Labour Day. Interpretive programs are scheduled regularly.

I am an amateur photographer living in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

I enjoy photographing the wonders of the world around me; whether that means capturing images of animals and wildlife, scenic natural landscapes, or man-made wonders.

I travel all over Canada in pursuit of this passion and my dream is to one day be able to do this full-time.

Thank you for your interest in my work,
Alyce Taylor

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Comments

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture

  • Thanx Larry :)

    – Alyce Taylor

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • JulieKing
    JulieKingover 2 years ago

    It’s beautiful. :)

  • Thank you Julie :)

    – Alyce Taylor

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous composition!

  • Thax Angie :)

    – Alyce Taylor

  • PortMulgrave
    PortMulgraveover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous!

  • Thank you :)

    – Alyce Taylor

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 2 years ago


    APRIL 7th, 2012
    See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
    ►Please participate in the ongoing Challenges
    Mary

  • Thanx for the feature Mary :)

    – Alyce Taylor

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...over 2 years ago


    April 11, 2012

  • Thanks for the feature Leslie :)

    – Alyce Taylor

  • Roger Jewell
    Roger Jewellover 2 years ago

  • Thanx for the feature Roger :)

    – Alyce Taylor

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaover 2 years ago


    Congratulations Alyce!!!

  • Thanx for the feature Teresa :) How have you been? Haven’t heard from you in a while.

    – Alyce Taylor

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 2 years ago

    June 28,2012 Great capture.

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