Metamorphosis (Ancient Pictograph)

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Metamorphosis (Ancient Pictograph)

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 4/2/2011 3:12:30 PM

Due to obvious reasons I can not reveal the location of this site as it is too important to preserve. I felt very lucky to be able to get to a place that no one has ever photographed. #1366303

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 4/2/2011 4:03:05 PM

Hi Emile,I can see why my friend.And great idea to keep it a secret.Beautiful capture,excellent detail and clarity.Of the 18,000 ancient sites recorded by the state of Arizona in the last 100 years.Half have already been pillaged by pot hunters!!!!

Carol Eade level-deluxe 4/2/2011 4:45:25 PM

An amazing capture, Emile, what an opportunity! The detail is wonderful and also like the enhancement in the Ids color space image. #9331555

Stan Kwasniowski level-deluxe 4/2/2011 9:13:06 PM

Emile, wonderful, as is all the art you photograph #9331741

Nadine A. Lewis level-deluxe 4/3/2011 6:49:18 AM

How interesting!!! GREAT capture, Emile!!! I admire your determination in getting this shot!!! <>< #9332095

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 4/3/2011 9:41:37 AM

Thanks Bobby, Carol, Stan and Nadine #9332324

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 4/3/2011 1:17:06 PM

Sensational and sooooooo well done, Emile!! They allowed the right person to go in. Fabulous!! #9332525

John Connolly level-deluxe 4/3/2011 3:13:13 PM

Brilliant work here Emile! Two amazing images, I hope these end up in your book! #9332693

Karen Slagle level-deluxe 4/4/2011 6:03:01 AM

Now this is the kind of stuff I dig. Fantastic capture, Emile. #9333646

Carla Capra level-deluxe 4/4/2011 6:59:43 AM

Hi Emile;
This is fascinating. How was this discovered? Congrats.
;) CC #9333764

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 4/4/2011 7:14:28 AM

Thanks Ellen, John, Karen and Carla. These painting are about 4000 years old. #9333782

Karen Engelbreth level-deluxe 4/7/2011 3:47:15 PM

What a fantastic experience Emile - wonderful capture.... #9339601

Karen Engelbreth level-deluxe 4/7/2011 3:47:23 PM

What a fantastic experience Emile - wonderful capture.... #9339602

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 4/8/2011 7:33:03 AM

thanks Karen #9340717

Nancy L. Green level-deluxe 4/9/2011 10:25:58 AM

BEAUTIFUL and interesting image Emile, VERY beautifully done!! <>< #9342353

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 4/9/2011 10:54:17 AM

Thanks Nancy #9342394

Kaye Burazin level-deluxe 4/9/2011 5:28:25 PM

what an outstanding adventure Emile. #9342773

Stan Kwasniowski level-deluxe 4/9/2011 9:19:05 PM

Emile, you are so lucky to shoot these scenes and visit them in person #9342946

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 4/10/2011 12:19:29 PM

Thanks Kaye and Stan #9343682

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 4/14/2011 10:00:45 AM

WOWZA! Great capture Emile, it was worth the "dung" you went through to get this...a real treasure.

jo ann c. #9350624

Gary Lange level-deluxe 4/18/2011 7:15:48 AM

Very, very nice, Emile!! Glad you were able to access the site. Well done, my friend! #9356680

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 4/18/2011 7:32:09 AM

Thanks Jo Ann and Gary #9356705

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe 5/25/2011 7:19:40 AM

How lucky you were to find this pictograph, Emile.
And I am sure it's exciting to photograph!! Sounds like you are having some pretty cool adventures. Keep on doing this for us. I love it!!
kk #9427440

Shelly A. Van Camp level-deluxe 4/15/2012 6:12:24 PM

Very cool!! Love them!! Did you have fun on your trip? Get to Maine? We were in Bar Harbor over Easter. :) #10092328

Mary K. Robison level-deluxe 2/4/2014 3:22:35 AM

This entry goes way back, Emile, but then, the pictograph goes back considerably further!
Fascinating images and techniques you used. And what a true photographer, to lie down on dung to capture this insect in its many stages. Excellent work! #10965921

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 2/4/2014 1:40:42 PM

thank you Mary it was worth the effort. #10966422

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This is a most important pictograph painted on the wall of a shelter I visited 2 weekends ago. This is the most northern and most western of the Pecos River Style painting and is on private land that has not been visited in over 50 years but very few of us were allowed as the first to visit and photograph the site. This pictograph is on the ceiling and I had to lie on my back in animal dung to get this capture. It is a one of a kind and shows a metamorphosis from the top right around to left.

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/15 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

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