ancient cave, pinturas rupestres

The cave are located entirely below ground and therefore are in almost complete darkness. It is believed that the old artists are aided with small stone lamps filled with animal fat.

Colors are smeared directly with the fingers, but also could spit the paint onto the rock, or blowing with a reed thin lines of paint. Sometimes pigments powder rubbed directly on the wall and also they could be mixed with a binder and applied with brushes or rods rudimentary. Branches were used as pens and balls burned mineral dye bonded with resin. Sometimes they took advantage slopes and crevices of the wall to give the illusion of volume and realism.

Often animal silhouettes are marked or scraped to generate incisions and thus produce a realistic outline of notoriety in the rock.

Direction Same location as last photo
Location Cafayate, Jujuy and Salta Provinces, Argentina, South America
Info F 2.8 1/60 ISO 200 with Canon PowerShot G9
Keywords Aftersleep, Argentina, Cafayate, Landscape, Longest Journey, Outdoor, South America, Subject
Continent South America Country Argentina
State Jujuy and Salta Provinces City Cafayate
Weather Sunny Temperature Cool
Event Longest Journey Day Quebrada de Cafayate
Activity Rio Colorado Date 2009:10:04 12:12:59
Make Canon Model Canon PowerShot G9
Rating 2 Lens 7.4-44.4 mm
Flash Auto, Fired, Red-eye reduction Focal 7.4 mm
Exposure 1/60 F Number 2.8
ISO 200 White Bal. Auto
Metering Multi-segment Compensation 0
Hyperfocal 3.04 m Latitude -26.0838333333333
Longitude -66.011 Altitude 1795.986816 m
File Size 7.3 MB
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