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The Gathering Basin #1

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 8 May 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

West of the cliff lies a large drainage basin 40 square km in extent. This is a natural grazing area with plenty of water and mixed grass which remains fresh well into the fall. This natural grazing area attracted herds of buffalo late into the fall.

PENTAX K200D 1/20 second F/4.0 ISO 1600 42 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Nice details of this piece of art ! Really fascinating. Enjoy your sunday Eric :)

8 May 2011 6:14am

@Tamara: Thank you very much Tamara! ;-)

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very beautiful this drawing which tells a part of the History of our world

8 May 2011 8:31am

@Marie LC: Thank you very much Marie! ;-)

Ioanaz from Bucharest, Romania

a beautiful drawing captured here, Eric!

8 May 2011 9:29am

@Ioanaz: Thank you very much Ioana! ;-)

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Well seen Eric . Another interesting part of life of America.

8 May 2011 9:45am

@Tomek: Thank you very much Tomek! ;-)

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Really interesting. Have a nice day, Eric.

8 May 2011 10:52am

@El pare: Thank you very much Manel! ;-)

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Interesting drawing ... with more to come, I see.

8 May 2011 11:58am

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thank you very much Judy! ;-)

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful drawing. Well seen and captured. Tells the story ... Great, Eric! :)

8 May 2011 12:03pm

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam! ;-)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I like the B&W rendition in this drawing. The movement in the herd of buffalo is well captured.

8 May 2011 12:22pm

@Japanalia: Thank you very much Gabriela! ;-)

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Very beautiful this drawing which tells a part of the History!!!! ;)

8 May 2011 1:10pm

@Lalena: Thank you very much Lalena! ;-)

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

I suppose this is one of the explanations in Head-Smashed-In, and I remember well this very impressive place, even though my visit there is 24 years ago.

8 May 2011 2:25pm

@vu@granby - Wolfgang: Thank you very much Wolfgang! The true explanation is coming...... ;-)

dagilmar from Córdoba, Spain

Nice drawing, Eric. But, why didn't you try a square crop? It would suit it better, in my opinion.

8 May 2011 2:32pm

@dagilmar: Thank you very much Daniel! You are most correct..... ;-)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

One step closer to your story friend Eric ... wonderful and idyllic place ... I like your story! A hug, Adela

8 May 2011 3:09pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you very much Adela! ;-)

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Interesting story,very nice documented with this drawing!

8 May 2011 3:26pm

@Thea: Thank you very much Thea! ;-)

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Nice job including this illustration as it helps us understand better exactly what was done here. Will be looking forward to seeing the actual basin. :-)

8 May 2011 3:32pm

@Jason Politte: Thank you very much Jason! ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A fine drawing that illustrates hunting by these native peoples. Being on foot around a herd of these huge animals must have been a daunting experience.

8 May 2011 4:14pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you very much Steve! Yes, definitely not for the faint of heart! Particularly when you only have a sharpened stick in your hands for protection!!! ;-)

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Unexpected and very unusual work. Well done!

8 May 2011 4:17pm

@Oleg: Thank you very much Oleg! ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


8 May 2011 4:50pm

@john4jack: Thank you very much Jack! ;-)

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A wonderful drawing

8 May 2011 7:08pm

@Calusarus: Thank you very much Fred! ;-)

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

beautiful drawing!!

8 May 2011 7:43pm

@BBM: Thank you very much BBM! ;-)

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

beautiful picture and very good your story. Alejandra kiss.

8 May 2011 7:58pm

@AMH: Thank you very much Alejandra! ;-)

PATRICK from miramas, France


8 May 2011 8:53pm

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! ;-)

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Very cool - this is fantastic, Eric!

8 May 2011 9:21pm

@Denny Jump Photo: THank you very much Denny! ;-)

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Hmm, looks like the folks back then had a pretty good system for gathering protein and warm skins.

9 May 2011 1:17am

@Viewfinder: Thak you very much Glenn! ;-)

Satvik from Far far away, United States

Wonderful painting to capture this hunting practice, great capture Eric !

9 May 2011 2:18am

@Satvik: Thank you very much Satvik! ;-)

Becky from los angeles, United States

so so interesting - and wonderful capture of this piece of history and art.

9 May 2011 2:26am

@Becky: Thank you very much Becky! ;-)

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

I've been writing much about Indians. Love seeing this image. I'm there in my head most days these days.

9 May 2011 3:17am

@Bettina: Thank you very much Bettina! ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

I,m following this unique series..nice drawings

12 May 2011 3:08pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you very much Marcel! ;-)

1/20 second
ISO 1600
42 mm (35mm equiv.)