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Ancient Walls
Photograph by Ira Block

Adobe ruins reveal floor plans at Pecos Pueblo, once home to about 2,000 Native Americans. The agricultural community was reduced to fewer than 300 residents due in part to diseases contracted from Spaniards and raids by nomadic tribes. Faced with dwindling numbers and mounting travails, the remaining members left their homes and relocated 80 miles (130 kilometers) west to the Pueblo of Jemez, whose people spoke a related language.



Camera: Canon EOS-1n
Film Type: Fuji Provia 100F
Lens: 17-35 zoom @24mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/8.5
Weather Conditions: Clouds coming in and out
Time of Day: Late afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Natural light





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