The Watchtower

Stephen Knowles

Ingleton, United Kingdom

Artist's Description

Taken inside the watchtower, located on the south rim of the Grand canyon, Arizona, USA with a Nikon D300s and a Sigma 10/20 lens.

The Indian Watchtower at Desert View (1932) was designed by American architect Mary Colter. From a distance the building’s silhouette looks like the Anasazi watchtower it was meant to mimic. Standing at 70 feet, with a 30-foot base, the tower was unique in having a concrete foundation and a steel framework well hidden in the stones of the tower. The ground level of the tower was a large, round observation room with a spectacular view of the Grand Canyon. Upstairs the Hopi Room presents paintings by Hopi artist Fred Kabotie, who took the room’s theme from the Hopi Snake Dance, as seen in the photo.
Shot in RAW and in Manual mode, the focal length was set to 10mm, the other settings include an F stop of 4.5, shutter speed 1 second, ISO 100 and metering was done in Matrix mode.
Post processing was done in CS5.

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