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A Myth in Stone
Photograph by Sarah Leen

As the Stikine River curves and recurves between Telegraph Creek and Glenora, three large rocks jut from the water. In a Tahltan Indian story they are two brothers and a sister born to a woman and a dog. Holding hands, they began to cross the river. Their mother ordered the two oldest to let go of the youngest, a boy. They did so, and then let go of each other. Instantly the children were turned to stone, the smallest child being the smallest stone.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: Nikkor 55mm
Speed and F-Stop: Unrecorded
Weather Conditions: Sunny with some early morning ground fog
Time of Day: Early morning
Lighting Techniques: Available light
Special Equipment or Comments: This aerial photo was taken from a small floatplane with the window open. It was shot into the sun to enhance the rocks jutting out of the river and accentuate the highlights on the water.


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