During our workshop, in the four corner area of UT, we had a free afternoon to photograph anything we wanted as long as the light held out. Well, there was a place that had a petroglyph panel called the “Progression Panel” and was located not to far from where we were discussing all of this. The only problem was, it was years since one of the leaders was at this site. After about 30 minutes discussing plan A, plan B, and plan C we decided to try and find this site which was plan C as I recall. After leaving the paved road we traveled approximately 8-9 miles on this dirt road to what looked like a parking area. Now we had to decide which direction to head out…the first attempt was wrong. The second attempt found us walking through two ravines, the first having water in it and we, trying not to fall in getting our camera equipment soaked, didn’t care about ourselves. Once across the ravines we hiked up one side of a mesa to the top then through a small saddle to the other side. Once we all got through the saddle we were told to hold up while one of the leaders went ahead to scout for the panel. Well, the panel was right around the corner from where we all were sitting…great job Tom. This panel is approximately 35-40 feet long along on one big ledge of the mesa. To get this panoramic image we stood on rocks to get the whole thing in. The name “Progression Panel” is from the line of figures from one end of the panel to the other. What this panel really depicts, no one really knows…
This panoramic panel was stitched together in Photoshop CS5 from four images then tweaked in Lightroom 3 to bring out the correct color as seen through the eye. If I printed this out, lets say, 2 feet high, it would be approximately 11 feet long.
This panel would look great in a conference room or lobby. If anyone is interested in purchasing a print of this panel, please contact me.
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EF 24-105mm f4L at 55mm
ISO 200, 1/60 sec at f/11