Sep 162009

Canyon de Chelly on the Navajo Reservation
“You have noticed that everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round… The Sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nest in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours…

Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves.” – Black Elk Oglala Sioux Holy Man, 1863-1950

Sep 132009

Sigma DP2 Test Shot
I am totally amazed by the picture quality attributed to the DP2 and the camera is perfect for what I was expecting. It takes superb shots and doesn’t limit me. I’ve heard complaints about the LCD screen and the autofocus but I found neither to be a problem. This is the perfect little camera for me. 🙂

Sep 092009

Rochester Creek Petroglyph Site
This is a large panel located near the town of Emery, Utah and right on the western boundary of the San Rafael Swell. Picture was taken this past August. This looks like a combination of Freemont and Barrier Canyon rock-art styles with the Barrier being some of the oldest known rock art in the state. I was in total awe when reaching this site and was anticipating it from the beginning of my trip. The hike to get here does not take long and there are posted signs for the trail-head.