Photographer's Note

Hello everybody! Long time no see - been busy, but managed to fit in a vacation back in November. We went to the Copper Canyon in Mexico, via rail, of course.

This is a shot taken on the Tarahumara Indian reservation near Creel in Chihuahua, Mexico. The valley is known as "The Valley of the Frogs" - actually "Valle de las Ranas" because so many of the formations took on a shape that look like frogs. This land was subjected to several volcanic eruptions over the last billion years or so. There are many varying formations of almost all granite. The rock is rather parched here at the Frogs valley, so it is hard to tell from the photograph that this is pink granite. It has much lichen on it - that lichen and wind are the major factors of erosion on these rocks. Oh, that and Tarahumara Indian buttocks. You cannot go anywhere in Creel or most of the Copper Canyon without seeing at least one Tarahumara lady selling her handmade baskets, jewelry and textiles. It was strange, though, in this case I had to actually wait for this lady to get there - apparently no one expected me to wander off the trail so far!

Have a great day today. I'm going to try to get a look around and see what I've missed out on over the past months...

Thanks for looking!


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