Uploaded: June 28, 2005 06:20:01


Photographed 6/05, at Spruce Tree House in Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado using a Nikon D100, Nikkor 28-200 lens, settings unknown. Image processed with Photoshop CS using levels, unsharp mask filter, and saturation controls. While touring Spruce Tree House which is cordoned off with ropes, a kindly Park Ranger seeing my photo rig guided me over the ropes into the ruin to get this shot. It pays to go early!


Mary N C. Taitt June 28, 2005

Great capture! YAY! Here's to friendly rangers, I've encountered a few of those! And you put it to good use!! :-) #270313

Laura E. OConnor June 28, 2005

Nice work! #1530461

Kathy Shogren June 28, 2005

Great image Stephen! Lucky you. Nice color and love the dof. #1531084

Jenny Bosmans June 28, 2005

Beautiful work!! Love the color and the framing! #1531965

Stephen A. Liverman June 28, 2005

Thank you Kathy, Laura and Jenny for your kind words. #1533080

Jim Kinnunen level-classic June 28, 2005

Great composition and color, Stephen!!! #1533260

Willem van Altena July 23, 2005

Congrats on your beautiful finalist Stephn. Has National Geographic called yet? Worthy of a NG cover! #1624386

Shari Travison August 18, 2005

Awesome framing, depth and composition! #1732976

Sharon Day October 27, 2005

I love this shot! Sometimes it pays to stop and chat with the park rangers. I was at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve this spring and after visiting with the rangers for a while we decided to drive about a mile away to an old schoolhouse. While we were there the ranger came to check on the building and let me inside to take photos. Moral to the story...be nice to the rangers :) #2003981

Stephen A. Liverman October 27, 2005

Amen to that Sharon. It also pays to go early, stay late and visit off season when the rangers have more time to spend with you individually. #2004432

Karen Slagle January 02, 2006

Oh my gosh Stephen. Your gallery is absolutely stunning and only time keeps me from commenting on each and every image. Your love of the SW shows in your pix, the colors, textures and POV. I too love the SW and have visited, many years ago, some of the same areas. Your photos bring back many pleasant memories. Looking forward to seeing many more. By the way, this one is awesome of the gorgeous ruins..... #2243854

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