My brother, in addition to being a remarkably fine photographer of the old rite, has become rather adept at the new rite of digital photography. Give him a picture and Photoshop and the results can be breathtaking.
Or instructive. Take, for instance, the photo at left, taken of the petroglyph “map” I found on our recent trek into Anasazi lands. You can see the basic form of it here — two meeting squiggles, which I daresay look like joining canyons — but it’s tough to make out.
Lance was able to take this picture and do some enhancing on it, creating the second image at left. What is undoubtedly the petroglyph is marked in yellow; what may or may not be man-made is in blue. What I recall from first-hand viewing was that most of this “blue” stuff is natural, with the possible exception of the horizontal line. I also recall thinking that the yellow splotch looked a bit like a fellow waving, but that may be due to my having recently been staring at the petroglyph below Moon Phase Ruin that was undoubtedly doing that.
So has anyone out there seen anything quite like this before? This is the only Anasazi “map” I’ve ever seen — if indeed it is a map — and I’d love to hear of other examples or even alternative explanations.