Petroglyph Lake, Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge

Rock Art at Petroglyph Lake, Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, Oregon

Canon 30D, 17-40 f/4L, ISO: 100, aperture: f/11, shutter: 1/40 second, filter: polarizer, tripod: yes

Hart Mountain has a lot of attractions to keep visitors busy; the deer and antelope (of course), hot springs, wide open vistas, isolated pockets of aspen trees, mountains with near vertical escarpments and Native American rock art, just to name a few.   The art work, thought to be thousands of years old, is very accessible for those willing to hike a mile or so.  The area is quite remote so when visiting you will likely have the gallery to yourself.  It’s easy to slip back in time and imagine being here to watch the artists working on their rock canvases.  It’s a great place to enjoy art (not the typical museum gallery) and reflect on the value of our cultural heritage.

This is a single exposure processed in Lightroom.  I did a fair amount of dodging and burning to balance the high contrast scene and highlight the rock art.

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2 Responses to Petroglyph Lake, Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge

  1. That is a very good tip especially to those new to the blogosphere.
    Short but very precise info… Thanks for sharing this one.
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    • Ken Cannon says:

      Thank you for the comment. My blog is very out of date, but I plan to get back into posting photos and commentary soon. Please come back for a visit in a week or so. Best regards, KC

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