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
the right of the picture is a trapezoid marking about 300 metres long with numerous
straight lines alongside. To the left the outline of a similar trapezoid shows
below a massive alluvial fan caused by a rainstorm in the nearby Andes mountains
possibly within the last 1500 years. These markings are rougly 14 kilometres northwest
of Nasca town.
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 63-43-08 © Tony Morrison