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House on Fire by Nate-Zeman House on Fire by Nate-Zeman
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The Four Corners region of the United States is well known for its wealth of cultural treasures. Ancient people had made use of this area for thousands of years before the common era. The Anasazi, or Ancestral Puebloans are the best known of these inhabitants largely due to their impressive architectural skills, which can be seen in areas all around the Four Corners region. Probably the most famous example are the spectacular cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park. A remote canyon area of Southeast Utah, far removed from the more famous National Parks like Arches, Canyonlands and Mesa Verde, is littered with these cultural treasures. If you keep a keen eye while hiking along these canyon bottoms you will see many signs of Anasazi life. Cliff dwellings, graneries, pottery and rock art adorn the canon walls. The most intriquing to me, by far, is the ruin often reffered to as "House on Fire" or "Firehouse Ruins." Everyday, a unique set of circumstances transforms these ruins into an optical illusion that is hard to beieve with your own eyes. An interesting pattern in the sandstone roof above the ruin is responsible for creating the illusion of fire. However, in late morning, when the sunlight is being reflected into the ruins from the surrounding canyon walls, House on Fire takes on a whole new life. The fiery orange rocks come to life, creating an uncanny resemblance to a raging inferno pouring from the roofs of this spectacular ruin.

House on Fire Ruin - Southeast - Utah

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Karinta Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student General Artist
MistyCascade Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ahh I posted the wrong thing. I meant to post a link to a journal I featured this in. My bad. 
Here is the link to where I featured you
MistyCascade Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lucium55 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Explosive picture!
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanks so much! [link]
Olvium Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing colors, I agree with :icontendershark:, I see a red haired woman there!
SinisterAlex Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student General Artist
It does pop on your website a lot more than on here. none the less, very beautiful.
Tendershark Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is an incredible photograph. The first thing I saw in it was a woman's face with her mouth open and her hair streaming out above her!
ethers8 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
AraujaPhoto Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow amazing ^^ *
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