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Copyright: Franco Degani (degani) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 322] (2607)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-08
Categories: Desert
Camera: Nikon D 80
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-01-29 3:16
Viewed: 3194
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Canyon de Chelly National Monument, established April 1, 1931 as a unit of the National Park Service, is located in northeastern Arizona, within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation. The monument covers 131 square miles (339 kmē) and encompasses the floors and rims of the three major canyons: de Chelly, del Muerto, and Monument. These canyons were cut by streams with headwaters in the Chuska mountains just to the east of the monument.
Its 83,840 acres (339 kmē), all nonfederal, preserve artifacts of the early indigenous tribes that lived in the area, including the Ancient Pueblo Peoples (also called Anasazi) and Navajo.
Canyon de Chelly is unique among National Park service units, as it consists entirely of Navajo Tribal Trust Land that remains home to the canyon community. Access to the canyon floor is restricted, and visitors are allowed to travel in the canyons only when accompanied by a park ranger or an authorized Navajo guide. The only exception to this rule is the White House Ruin Trail. Most park visitors arrive by automobile and view Canyon de Chelly from the rim, following both North Rim Drive and South Rim Drive. Ancient ruins and geologic structures are visible, but in the distance, from turnoffs on each of these routes. Tours of the canyon floor can be booked at the visitor center. There is no fee to see the canyon.

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Hi Franco!
Amazing clouds with a wonderful glow! The horizon is a bit rotated but the picture is beautiful all together. The expo is very good, everything is visible but no OE... The little water poo shining in the center is nice too, TFS!

Best regards,

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-01-29 3:21]

Wonderful clouds! Well done!

Very good landscape shot. You manage to provide a good sense for the scenery! Well done! Cheers, Klaus

great clouds and wonderful colors .great shot!!

Great clouds and wonderful landscape. I did a WS to adjust the levels some. Hope you like it. I do wish you had included some notes about the location as that is the purpose of TN.

Hello Franco,

Great composition. Great sharpness. Beautiful light and colours. You could capture the clouds very well.

Beautiful cloud formation over a nice rocky landscape Franco, but where are we my friend?

Wawwwww.... Hello Franco! This is the most beatifull landcape which I have seen in TN. All splendid! TFS friend.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-29 12:17]

Fnatastica come sempre e con diversi tipi di inquadrature,bellissime nuvole e gradevoli toni del terreno,ciao Luciano

questo č uno dei tuoi scatti migliori
i fiori saranno il mio forte , ma facccio fatica a definire qual' č il tuo. fai davvero delle foto bellissime , da concorso !

Hello Franco,
Beautiful landscape capture! Very nice colors,light and excellent sharpness. TFS.


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