27-February-2008

Elderhostel “Photography in the Southwest” Workshop Day 3. Sand Island Petroglyphs

The Elderhostel “Photography in the Southwest” workshop was based at Kelly Place B&B  just outside of Cortez Colorado. This is a great location in McElmo Canyon, quiet and remote. It borders Canyon of the Acients National Monument. The following images of Petroglyphs and modern graffiti were taken at the Sand Island Petroglyphs Bureau of Land Managment (BLM) site in Utah.

Sand Island Petroglyphs. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/11, 1/320 sec) (David J Mathre)
Sand Island Petroglyphs. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/11, 1/320 sec)

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Sand Island Petroglyphs. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/11, 1/320 sec) (David J Mathre)
Sand Island Petroglyphs. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/11, 1/320 sec)

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Sand Island Petroglyphs + Modern Graffiti. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 70 mm, f/11, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre)
Sand Island Petroglyphs + Modern Graffiti. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 70 mm, f/11, 1/250 sec)

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Sand Island Petroglyphs + Modern Graffiti. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 116 mm, f/11, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre)
Sand Island Petroglyphs + Modern Graffiti. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 116 mm, f/11, 1/250 sec)

“Custer Died For Your Sins”

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Sand Island Petroglyphs. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/11, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre)
Sand Island Petroglyphs. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/11, 1/250 sec)

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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