Between 600-1300A.D. a culture that erroneously came to be called the Fremont People hunted and farmed the awesome sandstone uplifts and narrow valleys of what is now Capitol Reef National Park. What we know is that the modern Hopi acknowledge these ancient ones as ancestors to more than one of the modern Hopi clans whose migration stories tell of the ultimate fate of not only the Hopi, but of mankind as well. To the Hopi they are the Hisatsinam, the Ancient People.

A focal length of 300mm gave me the angle-of-view I wanted, to include just the large array of figures placed diagonally near the base of a massive sandstone wall. An aperture of f/18 provided depth-of-field from the camera-to-subject distance; and a shutter speed of 1/100th of a second at ISO 200 gave me an overall lighter-than-medium exposure.

Our wonderful Public Lands system not only preserves the best of our awesome natural Beauty, it keeps our human heritage alive for all generations and ethnicities to cherish. It is the Human Story writ large and in stone