Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sky Watch

A look up toward a blazing-hot summer sky from inside a cool, dark kiva built into the earth. This image was taken on a visit to Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado where ruins of the ancient Pueblo Indian culture are found, which included the kiva or ceremonial rooms still used by some Indian cultures today. More about the evolution of the kiva can found here on Wiki.

20 comments:

Martha Z said...

Nice shot from inside the kiva. They can be a challenge to photograph.

Keith W said...

Great shot! You have captured the cool of the inside of the kiva as well as the heat outside, and in B&W too! Great! Thanks!

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

You've gotten the exposure just right.. very dramatic!

J Bar said...

Great shot.
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VALKYRIEN said...

What a wonderful image! Love it!

nonizamboni said...

Clever view! And your photo really evokes the closeness and depth of the kiva.
Always nice to see through your lens.
Happy weekend!

EG Wow said...

Great image! I've bee there and think it's an amazing place! I didn't take any wonderful photos there like this, though. :)

joo said...

It's a fascinating photo, Raf!

Kel said...

wow - this looks like something out of National Geographic

serline said...

Interesting shot...beckoning me to take a peek out there. Have a blessed weekend!

chubskulit said...

Beautifully captured!

My Skywatch, have a nice weekend!

Dragonstar said...

Perfectly composed, and with such beautiful light.

Mariane said...

WOW ... What a dramatic photo - It tell the small grey cells to work - Splendid ;)

Genie said...

Knowing absolutely nothing about a kiva, this image is still so interesting and beautiful. Your use of the light in the composition is awesome. Great capture. genie

strandskatan said...

Very interesting pisture... I like the light :)
//Halina

Lachezar said...

Fantastic photograph! Great work!

James said...

Great shot! I came very close to stopping there during my cross country drive earlier this year. I wish I did. :)

thefisherlady said...

the light ray is beautifully cast... a lovely moment!

Rob and Mandy said...

Pretty awesome picture!

Tash said...

This is one of your best! I must be included in a book on the kiva's/ the Southwest. Also a true sky-watch image. I can't say enough in its praise.