Nasca (Nazca) geoglyphs, Peru desert. The desert surface is covered by a layer
of dark stones lying on top of fine yellow sediment left by an ancient alluvial
deposit. The markings were made by simply moving the stones to one side as on
a giant scraper board. In places the surface is so fragile that even footsteps
view looking northwest from the cultivated Nasca valley across the desert to Andean
foothills. This is roughly 7.5kms from Nasca town and the trapezoid in the picture
is 860 metres long and was probably slightly longer before it was cut by the Panamerican
highway, which crosses the picture from east to west.
MPP Microflex Twin Lens Reflex with F3.5 77.5mm Taylor Taylor Hobson lens. Film
Kodak Verichrome Pan at F5.6 - 1/300 second with a 3 x orange filter (Actina)
to increase the contrast between the stones and the yellow sediment. Developed
by hand in Lima using Kodak Microdol at normal dilution.
Peru 63-43-01 © Tony Morrison