Cliff Palace

Cliff Palace - Mesa Verde NP
Cliff Palace – Mesa Verde NP

Cliff Palace is the largest cliff dwelling in North America.  The floor is 100′ below the cliff’s rim above.  The circular tower on the right is over four stories tall.  To get a better sense of the scale, there are two men standing on the rim on the far upper left, and there is a man in a white t-shirt  standing in the shadows at the upper left third point of the photo.

I took this shot about three years ago, but have learned a lot about post processing since the shot was taken.  I added some tonal contrast to the dwellings and lowered some highlights caused by the bright sun on the rock face.

This might be contest-worthy now.  Enjoy.

Thought for the Day:  Hide not your talents, they for use were made.  What’s a sun dial in the shade?    Benjamin Franklin

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