El Morro National Monument
|Copyright: JC Ramos (jramos)
|Date Taken: 2009-11-07|
|Categories: Desert, Mountain, Sky|
|Camera: Canon Rebel XTi|
|Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-11-17 6:21|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|El Morro National Monument is located on an ancient east-west trail in western New Mexico. The main feature of this National Monument is a great sandstone promontory with a pool of water at its base. As a shaded oasis in the western U.S. desert, this site has seen many centuries of travelers. The Spaniard explorers called it El Morro (The Headland). The Zuni Indians call it "A'ts'ina" (Place of writings on the rock). Anglo-Americans called it Inscription Rock. Travelers left signatures, names, dates, and stories of their treks. While some of the inscriptions are fading, there are still many that can be seen today, some dating to the 17th century. Some petroglyphs and carvings were made by the Anasazi centuries before Europeans started making their mark. In 1906, U.S. federal law prohibited further carving.|
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- [2009-11-17 6:26]
Splendid landscape. Amazingly beautiful contrast of colors. Clarity and details of professional, congratulations.
Have a relax day,
Wonderful view, nice natural colors. Cool photo. An interesting note.
- [2009-11-17 22:15]
Just came back through there, missed this really welll presented.
One two many touches on the sharpen key. .. other wise very well done.