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    Default Newspaper rock (desert lumia)

    there's a rock in utah that just sticks with you. when you see it, you forget to breath for a while. it's called newspaper rock and it's got two thousand years of petroglyphs on it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newspap...toric_Monument

    i'm native american and a photographer. i wanted to do a modern tribute so i cut a bunch of stencils based on the petroglyphs found on the rock.

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    i built a small RGB lumia box that can be run from AC or DC...

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    ...and went skinking in the open desert around my house. when i found a suitable rock, i used fluorescent marking chalk to create the petroglyphs.

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    the piping frogs and great blue herons kept me company with their spooky noises while i waited for sundown.

    once it was dark enough, i fired up the lumia box and started shooting.

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    Last edited by swamidog; 11-12-2010 at 21:25.
    suppose you're thinkin' about a plate o' shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o' shrimp out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin' for one, either. It's all part of a cosmic unconciousness.

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    wow, nice work!

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    Hi Swami

    That's great work. You never know, in a thousand years time (if there's no rain ), your rock may also be a national monument. That'll confuse the hell out of 'em
    Quote: "There is a theory which states that if ever, for any reason, anyone discovers what exactly the Universe is for and why it is here it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another that states that this has already happened.... Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001

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    thanks!

    i want to scale this up a bit. there's plenty of big rock faces around here.

    we only get about 6" of rain a year around here, so i need to make sure i don't mark anything i can't clean.

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    That's great work. You never know, in a thousand years time (if there's no rain ), your rock may also be a national monument. That'll confuse the hell out of 'em
    suppose you're thinkin' about a plate o' shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o' shrimp out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin' for one, either. It's all part of a cosmic unconciousness.

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    Hey Swami!
    That's a really neat blend, with nature at one end of the spectrum and tech at the other end. My favorite is the Medicine Man shaped glyph- some serious magic going on in those rocks!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Mike


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    Thumbs up Brilliant, CS!

    Bitchin, Brother! very cool... nice use of 'multimedia'...

    keep blasin'...
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    I totally dig these pics.....I want to do that too!!!

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    Default part II

    i did another batch. getting pretty happy with the way they're turning out.

    i would have stayed out all night, but it was cold and i think there were monsters..

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    suppose you're thinkin' about a plate o' shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o' shrimp out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin' for one, either. It's all part of a cosmic unconciousness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swamidog View Post
    i did another batch. getting pretty happy with the way they're turning out.
    Most Excellent, CS... I really think you're 'on to something' (...I mean, as-like, an 'art installation' / exhibition)... I want in on the ground-floor...

    Idea: try a really-low powered 'blisslight' for a 'greenie specs-style' starfield add-in... ..don't have a bliss? If you make it out here for SoCaLEM... (...assuming we have one.. ) I'll let ya borrow one, and you can n-joy experimenting with it, fer a bit...

    Keep up the nice werk... I diggit..
    j
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    WOW! That's killer! The photographs are awesome but I doubt they do the "in person" justice. Your a real artist my friend.

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