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With badlands surrounding it and graced with late afternoon sun, Chimney Rock appears gloriously above Ghost Ranch, near Abiquiu. Ghost Ranch is part of Piedra Lumbre (Spanish, “Shining Rock”). Georgia O’Keeffe, intrigued by Arthur Pack’s statement that the Piedra Lumbre was “the best place in the world”, checked out the ranch. She fell in love with the geography, and soon split her time between living in New York and New Mexico.
This view, with the red bentonite foreground, was popularized by Ansel Adams and has been copied vicariously.
Canon EOS 5D; Canon EF 28-70mm @ 70mm; f/22 @ 1/15 sec, ISO 100; Gitzo tripod, RRS BH 55, remote trigger
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