Description 50% of my profits from sales of this photograph on Imagekind will be contributed to the fight against Cancer.I created this photograph on a July day as a thunderhead grew during the Arizona 'monsoon' season.These ruins were already ancient when the Apache named them 'Tuzigoot' for the nearby meanders of the Verde river, being the site of a town built by a people we now call Sinagua (Spanish for 'without water') between 1125 and 1400 AD.There Sinagua ruins throughout this region of the southwest. Louis Caywood and Edward Spicer of the University of Arizona excavated Tuzigoot from 1933 to 1935 with funding by the Federal Government.Franklin D. Roosevelt designated Tuzigoot Ruins as a U.S. National Monument on July 25, 1939.
Michael Stephen Wills, Ithaca, New York Member Since February 2008 Artist Statement My photographic style centers on the use of natural light to visualize emotion and evoke memory. The evolution of my style began early in the year 2002, with an imperative to capture personal and fleeting memories.
My son and I traveled to New York City, to view the first Saint Patrick's Day parade after September 11, 2001. My work from that parade was so successful and satisfying (see "New York Fire Department, Saint Patrick's Day 2002") I just never stopped.
In the years since, I have discovered creation techniques similar to an artist painting on canvas. For example: view my Fine Art print "Cochise Dawn". It is from a 64 megapixel image. This means the closer you gaze, the more detail and surprises are revealed.
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