DescriptionPainted Desert is the name for a broad area of badlands located in Northern Arizona in the United States. The desert stretches from the Grand Canyon National Park into the Petrified Forest National Park and runs roughly astride and just north of the Little Colorado and the Puerco Rivers. The desert is composed of stratified layers of easily erodable siltstones, mudstones and shales of the Triassic Chinle Formation. These fine grained rock layers contain abundant iron and manganese compounds which provide the pigments for the various colors of the region. Thin resistant lacustrine limestone layers and volcanic flows cap the mesas. Numerous layers of silicic volcanic ash occur in the Chinle and provide the silica for the petrified logs of the area. The erosion of these layers has resulted in the formation of the badlands topography of the region.
Ed Wells Member Since March 2009 Artist Statement I grew up in a small town and in about the second grade my older brother showed me a photo he had made. It was of him holding a class mate standing in his hand. From that moment on I was interested in everything about photography.
My photos are an eclectic group of different places, things or animals I have seen and found interesting.
"The best photos I have not found yet, I still look from time to time though." Ed Wells
Most of my photos are as close to what you would see if you were there. Some of them are digital creations which are a combination of my photos and digital drawings .
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I would like to thank you for taking time to look at my photos.
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