Ancient petroglyphs are amazing to see, but one question that always comes to mind is, “What were their significance?”
In the case of Sky Rock I’ve often wondered if they reflected an interest in the stars, represented every day things, told a story, or were the musings of someone who was just passing the time. It is this curiosity coupled with their distinct artistic and historical qualities that make them so special to me. Seeing these ancient petroglyphs under billions and billions of stars that make up the Milky Way was an awe-inspiring experience given both the immensity and timelessness of the scene. It’s grounding to take in a view that very likely was the same 8000 years ago when someone created these rock drawings as it was on the night I stood here taking this photo.
Canon 5D Mark III and Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZE via BorrowLenses.com
ISO 6400, 30 sec at f/2.8
16 image panoramic with foreground lit via light painting
~180 degree field of view capturing both the entire Milky Way and Sky Rock petroglyph