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Five Shots: Toozigoot National Monument

Tuzigoot is an ancient village or pueblo built by a culture known as the Sinagua. The pueblo consisted of 110 rooms including second and third story structures.  The Sinagua Indians lived and farmed the Verde Valley, Arizona a thousand years ago. They mysteriously left the area around 1400, but their well-intact condominiums and burial grounds remain. Read more about them HERE . Here are five shots after a day of rain.






Which one do you like best?

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At the Edge

When I’m taking photographs, I find I’m at the edge of the things. The edge of space, skirting the edge of something where one more step I’d be in the thick or absense of things.

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Like the edge of a mountain top

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9,000 feet up.

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or at the edge of a canyon with Bear

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at the edge of the deck of my home

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In the city, at the edge of a wall

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At the edge of a street looking out at the city


At the edge of the beach

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At the edge of an inlet


or the edge of the cliffs.


During the holidays, at the edge of a table playing cards.


or a grove of Aspens.

Which edge shot do you prefer?

A. Mingus Mt., Verde Valley, Arizona

B. Mingus Mt., Verde Valley, Arizona

C. Home, Sycamore Canyon Wilderness, AZ

D. Fay’s Canyon, Sedona, Arizona

E. Berlin Wall

F. Paris

G. Duck, Outer Banks, North Carolina

H. Lulworth Cove, Dorset County, England

I. Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda

J. Christmas time, Virginia

K. Aspen grove, Hart Prairie, Flagstaff, AZ