Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Signs of the Ancient Past

Signs of an ancient past in Big Bend National Park.

This rock is covered in petroglyphs (rock carvings as opposed to pictographs which are painted). The panel is at least a dozen feet long and taller than I can reach.

Under the light from the stars (signs of another ancient past) it speaks of timelessness.

This is one of those locations that just drew me in. As soon as I saw this panel, I knew the image I wanted would be at night but it took me three more visits before I got it right. I think I finally like it. Although the next time I goto Big Bend I might try it again.


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