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Desert Oasis


Desert Oasis
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Copyright: JC Ramos (jramos) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 44] (168)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-07
Categories: Desert, Mountain
Camera: Canon Rebel XTi
Exposure: f/4, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-16 16:54
Viewed: 3179
Points: 2
[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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Hola JC! Amazing cave, wonderful mirror, perfect contrast and sharp. Well done!

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