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Mike K
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Another area visitor and I had discussed other Petroglyphs in the area and he had heard that this one and several others had recently sustained damage from vandals. Upon reaching this difficult to get to site, I was relieved that the damage was relatively minor. At many of the petroglyph sites the vandalism has been extensive and disheartening. There were many thunderstorms in the valley that day as monsoonal moisture made for a very gray sky. However I stayed for sunset and lucked out as the sun peeked out from beneath the otherwise overcast skies.
Canon 17 TSE with a little bit of tilt.
Mike K

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Jul 23, 2012 at 09:01 PM
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p.1 #2 · The Spirits Are Still With Us


Nice comp!
Dan



Jul 23, 2012 at 09:12 PM
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p.1 #3 · The Spirits Are Still With Us


Very nice Mike.....one of the better petro images I've seen in a long time
cheers Andrew



Jul 23, 2012 at 09:44 PM
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p.1 #4 · The Spirits Are Still With Us


Nice shot


Jul 23, 2012 at 11:21 PM
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p.1 #5 · The Spirits Are Still With Us


Very nice! Thanks for not telling us where this location is. Really.


Jul 24, 2012 at 12:01 AM
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p.1 #6 · The Spirits Are Still With Us


Nice light and shot. Glad to hear that the idiots didn't damage much. enjoyed the shot. Rick


Jul 24, 2012 at 01:27 AM
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Very cool shot! Great lighting.

Barry



Jul 28, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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p.1 #8 · The Spirits Are Still With Us


Mike, that is a great image - very moving. - Keith W.


Jul 28, 2012 at 06:24 PM
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p.1 #9 · The Spirits Are Still With Us


Mike K wrote:
http://www.fototime.com/BA434CAC337E0EE/medium800.jpg

Another area visitor and I had discussed other Petroglyphs in the area and he had heard that this one and several others had recently sustained damage from vandals.


And on that count, thank you for revealing little or nothing of the location of this and similar places. It looks like you understand the great responsibility that comes with knowing about these sites, and how important it is to resist the temptation to offer up location information in internet forums and other such places accessible to people you do not know and trust. I think it is even good to be very circumspect regarding which personal acquaintances you share such things with.

The vandalism is a pathetic and bizarre and inexplicable fact of life when these locations become more widely known. We've all seen what low-life jerks have done to these sites that have stood unmolested for centuries. Eventually the sites will all be gone, but we can help ensure that this will be a longer rather than a shorter time.

Yes, I know where this site is.

Dan



Jul 28, 2012 at 06:33 PM
 

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p.1 #10 · The Spirits Are Still With Us


The local Indian tribes and BLM had reached an agreement to not promote the locations of the various petroglyph sites. As a result the signage of the other sites has been removed and a one of the sites has been protected by fences. Some of the vandalism is pretty severe, some of it quite derrogotary. Indeed, its very sad.
Mike K



Jul 28, 2012 at 06:47 PM
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p.1 #11 · The Spirits Are Still With Us


Nice work with a strong conservation message.


Jul 28, 2012 at 06:56 PM
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p.1 #12 · The Spirits Are Still With Us


Mike,
Very nicely done! I had visited many petroglyphs around monument valley area, it was appaling to see how many of the places were destroyed or severly damaged by chalk/spray paint or other shit.

Glad to see you found this place and photographed it. hope you took many more to share later.



Jul 28, 2012 at 07:03 PM
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p.1 #13 · The Spirits Are Still With Us


Jeffrey wrote:
Very nice! Thanks for not telling us where this location is. Really.

++
Especially the conservation message it sends.

Dan



Jul 28, 2012 at 08:27 PM
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p.1 #14 · The Spirits Are Still With Us


Gorgeous image. The sunset and clouds complement the petroglyphs beautifully.

Bev



Jul 29, 2012 at 05:57 AM
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p.1 #15 · The Spirits Are Still With Us


Mike,
What a beautiful shot I really like your comp. It is mind blowing to me that people could come upon such an amazing site and have the desire to do senseless damage ! Thanks for sharing , Regards Dean



Jul 29, 2012 at 10:31 AM
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p.1 #16 · The Spirits Are Still With Us


Very nicely composed - great choice of a foreground element!


Jul 29, 2012 at 01:41 PM
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p.1 #17 · The Spirits Are Still With Us


Great shot!
Jon



Jul 31, 2012 at 05:17 AM
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p.1 #18 · The Spirits Are Still With Us


Beautifully captured Mike. I haven't been here but I'm glad you didn't reveal the location either.


Jul 31, 2012 at 05:55 AM





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