This image is dedicated to the President of the United States of America, Mr. Barak Hussein Obama. OK, he might never get to see this image and he might never get to know about this dedication either. What a pity, he doesn’t know what he is missing. LOL!
So you might be wondering why I am doing this. The sitting president has on his desk a proposal to create a new national monument called Bear Ears. This national monument would give protection to 1.9 million acres and contains more than 100,000 cultural and archeological sites. At the moment this area is the most significant unprotected archeological area in the United States.
There is a fierce political battle going on. On one side republican Utah representatives Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz who are telling constituents for three years that they have been drafting legislation to protect the area, but they failed to introduce legislation containing specific boundaries and provisions. It became increasingly clear that the so-called negotiations that they aimed to run out the clock on the Obama administration’s ability to use the Antiquities Act to create a national monument.
On the other side of the rope is an unprecedented Inter-Tribal Coalition of 26 tribes and other environmentally interested organizations trying to get the President of the Untied States of America to sign the bill before he leaves the office beginning of next year.
Obama has previously showed vision and courage in using this authority, and creating a Bears Ears National Monument would be very much in that tradition and fully justified by the facts.
Again visiting secret location, I understand why reading your note. This kind of jewel should remain safe.
You start to have a nice serie on petroglyph, this one is taking benefit of the pink-orange hues and from the indirect lightning reflected by the clouds.
The shape of clouds is very special. At first glance, I was thinking to see reflection on a water pool, but no, it is a direct view.
It is giving an extra piece of mystery, well fitting with all the stories tell by the glyph.
PB-Photography wrote in 2016/09/20 14:53:43: Yes, it i real sky and real clouds. The morning was initially almost cloudless. I have an image with stars and one or two clouds. As the sun started to come out clouds were building up. The interesting thing was that there were different layers of clouds. The higher ones, cirrus clouds, are the ones with red and orange colors, while the lower situated clouds were still in the shade and have a grey and blue color. It looked surreal in nature and it looks even more surreal in the picture.PB-Photography wrote in 2016/09/20 14:44:14: Yes, secret location ;-)
My series got now to 11 images which will allow me to present it at the upcoming show in November, while we are out there chasing the light ... Theme of the show is Ancient times in the Southwest
Hier zeigst Du uns einen unglaublich eindrucksvollen und irgendwie geheinisvollen Ort - und das in einem Foto, das unter die Haut geht. Diese Felszeichnungen kann man wohl kaum besser darstellen. Zusammen mit Deinem Kommentar ein erstklassiger Beitrag hier auf PF.
Wenn ich es richtig verstanden habe, versuchen die Republikaner die Unterschutzstellung durch Verzögerung zu verhindern - denn nach ihrem Credo ist ja alles was Obama macht, schlecht - nur weil es von Obama kommt. Eine primitive und nahezu bösartige Einstellung. Wenn man hier von Europa aus die derzeitigen Vorgänge in Deinem Land sieht kommt man aus dem Kopfschütteln nicht mehr heraus - man ist nahezu angewidert.
Deshalb: Hut ab für diesen Beitrag! Ich hoffe, dass Obama noch etwas bewirken kann ...
Grüße aus dem schon leicht herbstlichen Deutschland, dieses Mal aus dem Kurort Bad Pyrmont!
Impressive! Both the posting and the note are impressive. You have a wonderful country Peter and I love the way you are showing it to us. I hope that the sitting president finds the time to create the Bear Ears National Monument.
Let's hope that this wonderful land keeps clean, meaning also from mass tourism. A park means not necessarily that it is protected against for example vandalism plus it attracts more people that probably you and me like. To my large disappointment they have installed a small ranger boot now (it was not there before) at Goosenecks State Park. I have nothing against paying but it takes away something from the spot that felt free before in the sense that you just could go there. People that live in the area all their life now have to pay to enjoy an evening stroll in their neighborhood. Nancy that owns a small dusty but very clean campground in the area suffers from this stupid paying toll, the freedom to spontaneously go there is no longer. What comes next, a paved road? I hope that "park" or "national monument" can also mean "protected land" in the sense that it is limited for visitors. Nancy also says that if they install a park in her area (which they most probably will) this also means that the Indian folks can no longer for example hunt or pick berries as they always have. A park does not allow these things. She shared school rooms with them and has lived with them all her life so you know, they don't see it as we do all the time.
Yet I am in for the project but I truly hope that it keeps clean from mass tourism. Speaking about me: I don't have to see all the things all the time but I enjoy seeing it with such wonderful images you present. It's a visual treat and it gives me shivers - once more - seeing such old paintings with the way you present it. The "moving" skies in the back just underline this feeling "this was our earth before we came". Love it!
baba_flies wrote in 2016/10/03 07:43:17: Colorado National Monument, a park that I know pretty well, has paved roads and this year I had the impression that it had MUCH more people than in other years. People start to understand that Monuments might have less people :-) Plus sadly there was vandalism too. Just some writings on a stone kind of "x got married to y". The rangers sign-posted this and wrote that this was illegal and punished.PB-Photography wrote in 2016/09/20 14:50:21: Understanding the differences of National Forest, Wilderness, National Monument, National Park and so on is not an easy one. The creation of Bears Ears National Monument is very controversial. There are so many different interest groups that it makes it impossible to get a compromise. At the end, having one person to take the responsibility is probably the best way, otherwise the fight will go on and on and the plundering too.
A National Monument does not entail paved roads and hoards of tourists, but at the same time will not allow Natives to collect their berries, medicinal plants, wood, etc either .... "guter Rat is teuer"!
La protection des sites naturels et historiques est une cause louable qui souvent se heurte à des considérations plus matérielles. Faire trainer les négociations est une technique éprouvée pour les faire échouer. C'est une méthode très utilisées aux USA (mais pas que ....).
Très belle photo , parfaitement composée. Des tons magnifiques.
What a magical place this must be; to stand there and imagine the cave dwellers from so long ago standing in the same place. That's quite a sky you found there too. Great to see this in the LV. The impact is amazing.
Hope Obama can fit this into his schedule. I bet the pile on his desk is spilling over with things he wants to do before the end of his tenure.
hello Peter, I was not sure when I looked at this scene what I was viewing. Your subsequent explanations make clear. I don't understand why this could not become a National Monument. If the Indian Tribes are in favor of it, I would think that the President could do it with a stroke of his pen. I don't like politics anyway, and for sure don't care for either of the two candidates. Maybe Johnson would be a good choice, but he will never make it.
I could understand if this was pasture land or an area with many occupants, but this must be primarily desert or close to it. Anyway your photo is interesting and as usual you do an excellent job in composition, color and all aspects. Good luck.
This looks like Newspaper Rock but I certainly wasn't able to frame anything as awesome as the work you present here. The corner of the petroglyph, the bright rock and stunning sky. What an interesting take of the rule of thirds as well.
I think Obama will be found to be one of our very best presidents. He came into as big a mess as Roosevelt but FDR didn't have Vongress and the Senate to block his smallest action... still the economy has improved and we have managed to stay out of full-scale war.
Parece que eles só tinham uma coisa na cabeça ou no pensamento : caçar aves para se alimentarem . A foto é impressionante pelas figuras históricas como também pela qualidade da apresentação. Um céu fantástico de bonito, cores, luz e nitidez em uma bem feita composição. Quanto à nota eu espero que o bom senso prevaleça no sentido de proteger tantos e importantes sítios arqueológicos do país.
Beautifully captured Peter. I am amazed to see how well these petroglyphs have stood the test out time. Let's hope Obama adds the Bears Ears NM to his legacy.
PS I will be in Arizona for the first time in November, only for a few days. I am tacking a few days in Sedona NP to a work trip in DC. I am very excited and I am sure you will be in my mind a lot as I try to capture your part of the world.
excelente vista destes antigos desenhos sobre a pedra. lembro de ter visto algo parecido, mas menos evidente, no parque de monument valley. gostei em especial da maneira como vc incluiu a montanha vizinha e a textura do céu com um tom rosado. uma foto muito bonita e bem feita.
espero que estas peças de arte e a natureza local sejam incluidas na área de proteção, mas neste mundo as coisas não estão muito fáceis e o novo presidente não me parece muito interessado nesse tema.