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Navajo Nation

Navajo Nation
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Copyright: Eleu Tabares (eldancer1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1374 W: 0 N: 4385] (23784)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-25
Categories: Daily Life, Nature
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-26 9:41
Viewed: 1152
Points: 3
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tuba City, Navajo Nation
The Navajo Nation (Diné Bikéyah in the Navajo language) is a semi-autonomous Native American homeland covering about 26,000 square miles (67,339 square kilometres, 17 million acres), occupying all of northeastern Arizona, the southeastern portion of Utah, and northwestern New Mexico. It is the largest land area assigned primarily to a Native American jurisdiction within the United States.
The Nation encompasses the land, kinship, language, religion, and the right of its people to govern themselves. Members of the Nation are often known as Navajo but traditionally call themselves Diné (sometimes spelled in English as Dineh) which means "The People" in Navajo.
The 2000 census reported 298,215 Navajo people living throughout the United States, of which 173,987 (58.34%) were within the Navajo Nation boundaries.
(From Wikipedia)

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  • karith Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1037 W: 55 N: 1262] (7891)
  • [2010-08-26 17:34]

Hi Eleu,
I can see why you would want to photograph this Arizona landscape:) I do wish, however, that it weren't so pale in the center. Perhaps you added a vignette and the strong sunlight is left in the center? If so, it was a good idea to try to darken the image but it will be even better next time to avoid the overexposure when you take shots in brightly lit environments or mid-day sun. Another suggestion I would make is to compose an image like this with the subject off center, about one-third of the way from the right or left edge. Doing that would have made this composition more interesting. I do like the sense of open space and big blue sky. I know the rock formations in Arizona can be spectacular and colorful, so appreciate your sharing:)

Hi Eleu!
Excellent POV and DOF.Wonderful colours and light.
Wonderful landscape.Nice note.

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