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Fremont culture rock art in Northern Utah. “It inhabited sites in what is now Utah and parts of Nevada, Idaho and Colorado from AD 700 to 1300. It was adjacent to, roughly contemporaneous with, but distinctly different from the Anasazi culture.” from Wikipedia . Please note that current usage prefers the term Puebloan Culture to Anasazi.

Canon EOS 50D, RAW, f8, ISO 125, 35mm
HDR at 2EV increments, 1/180, 1/45, 1/11 sec
Lightroom, Photomatix Pro, Photoshop Elements.

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utah, rock art, petroglyph, sandstone, canyon, rjcolby, b w, monochrome

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  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisover 3 years ago

    Very interesting…fantastic shot..

  • Thank you Anais. It was a great thing to get to see.

    – rjcolby

  • Clive S
    Clive Sover 3 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Thank you Clive.

    – rjcolby

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 3 years ago

    What a neat find Dick!

  • We had a good day Rose.

    – rjcolby

  • sandra .
    sandra .over 3 years ago

    Wow, what interesting rock art, the triangular torso and square faces…amazing
    Sandra

  • Thank you Sandra. It is that.
    Dick

    – rjcolby

  • Cosimo Piro
    Cosimo Piroover 3 years ago

    interesting figures back then, Dick….they look ’armless enough! How exciting to be able to view such ancient works….wonder if they had a RockBubble back then?

  • Seems this may have been it. The sandrock is reddish, oddly enough, making it RedRockBubble… The darker color is called desert varnish, a black layer that accumulates over time, likely somewhat of an organic process working on the iron oxide present in the sandstone and dust.
    Most the images are done in this way, where the thing is drawn by pecking out the black, but a few are the other way around, where the “negative space” is pecked out and the image left in black. Seems that current visual artists have only rediscovered knowledge of negative space that was understood by a few, hundreds of years ago. Curious that…

    – rjcolby

  • shadowlea
    shadowleaover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS … well done

  • Thank you very much Irene.

    – rjcolby

  • Traceyisanozzy
    Traceyisanozzyover 3 years ago

    Fascinating rock art, so different to ours here ;)
    I wonder why they didn’t bother with the arms!

  • This style is a bit different than most. I wonder if it depicts ceremonial dress or maybe some kind of battle armour.

    – rjcolby

  • Mel Brackstone.com
    Mel Brackstone...over 3 years ago

    Fascinating shapes these people present!

  • Thanks Mel. No impressionistic works here…

    – rjcolby

  • bluerabbit
    bluerabbitabout 3 years ago

    Black and white works so well with this! Great shot!

  • Thanks Linda. Seems some of the detail can be pulled out a little better.

    – rjcolby

  • Gregoria  Gregoriou Crowe
    Gregoria Greg...almost 3 years ago

    This is great … With a little editing it would do a very cool tee too… ;-)

  • Thanks Gregoria.

    – rjcolby

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