Arizona Petrified Forest National Park
Bob and Nadine Johnston
Photograph - - Enhanced Digital Painting -nikon Photography Gift Or Greeting And Note Cards Are Cheaper By The Dozen :o)
Captured with a Nikon, using both a Polarizing and Ultra Violet Filter. This cuts through all the haze, to bring out the details even though the Mountain in the background is a long distance away. Post Processing was done in Lightroom, the Modern day substitute for the Darkroom. Using RAW images, you can process them much like we did in Darkrooms for many decades. As Ansel Adams said, "85% of a Print is created after the Shutter is pressed, in the Darkroom."
Petrified Forest National Park is a United States national park in the Navajo and Apache counties of northeastern Arizona. The headquarters is located 26 miles east of Holbrook just off Interstate 40. The park is Named for large deposits of petrified wood, the park covers about 146 square miles, encompassing semi-desert shrub steppe as well as highly eroded and colorful badlands. The site, the northern part of which extends into the Painted Desert, was declared a national monument in 1906 and a national park in 1962. About 600,000 people visit the park each year and take part in activities including sightseeing, photography, hiking, and backpacking.
Averaging about 5,400 feet in elevation, the park has a dry windy climate with temperatures that vary from summer highs of about 100 �F to winter lows well below freezing. More than 400 species of plants, dominated by grasses such as bunchgrass, blue grama, and sacaton, are found in the park. Fauna include larger animals such as pronghorns, coyotes, and bobcats; many smaller animals, such as deer mice; snakes; lizards; seven kinds of amphibians, and more than 200 species of birds, some of which are permanent residents and many of which are migratory. About half of the park is designated wilderness.
January 28th, 2013
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