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Inside the Kiva

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 3 March 2013 in Architecture.

Still at Alcove House, I had to climb down into the dark kiva. I didn't step off the ladder until my eyes had adjusted. I could imagine stepping on a big, angry rattlesnake.

Bandelier National Monument
Part of The Great American West series.

Devi from Chennai, India

Adventurous Steve !! Adventurous !! Lovely shot..Phew thank God there was no rattle snake :-)0

3 Mar 2013 5:55am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

So basic but it works.......

3 Mar 2013 7:21am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

superb idea

3 Mar 2013 7:42am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great composition . We are inside now !

3 Mar 2013 8:42am

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Beautiful natural scale

3 Mar 2013 9:01am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Love the lighting! Love the colors.

3 Mar 2013 11:01am

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

When you put it like that. I'd be nervous too...

3 Mar 2013 11:11am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Yeah, you might drop your camera:)

3 Mar 2013 11:23am

Marie-Line from Lille, France


3 Mar 2013 11:40am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
so beautiful lights!

3 Mar 2013 11:48am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

an good (nice light on the ladder) & complementary of the previous shot. Interesting visit !

3 Mar 2013 1:12pm

Pernelle from Ville d'Avray, France

And so, once your eyes had adjusted, no rattlesnake ?

3 Mar 2013 1:14pm

@Pernelle: Thankfully, no.

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

This composition gives us an idea of what the room is like.

3 Mar 2013 2:35pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellente capture

3 Mar 2013 3:10pm

franz from Baden, Austria

fascinating frame with clear lines and great use of available light !!!

3 Mar 2013 3:15pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Like the light you captured

3 Mar 2013 3:39pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

beautiful light and excellent frame ! I believe that I would have been afraid of coming down ;-)

3 Mar 2013 4:30pm

jean pierre from paris, France

bel échappatoire!!! amitié

3 Mar 2013 4:43pm

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

You imagined your self as an Indiana Jones ?

3 Mar 2013 4:44pm

@Veronique: Maybe not. ;-)

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful light. Great shot. :)

3 Mar 2013 5:20pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Ausgezeichnet dieses Licht.

3 Mar 2013 5:38pm

Mandar from Kudal, India


3 Mar 2013 5:47pm

Gheorghe from Bucuresti, Romania

Simple and expressive shot ... Beautiful light, great composition !

3 Mar 2013 8:12pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The warm light and tones are lovely.

3 Mar 2013 9:08pm

Crash Ryan from Weehawken, NJ & NYC, United States

got a new hiding place ????

3 Mar 2013 9:59pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

The colors and lighting are just wonderful ...

4 Mar 2013 12:13am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very nice graphics and composition

4 Mar 2013 12:37am

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

Oh my! Imagine living in a place like that! Wonderful tones and lighting here

4 Mar 2013 1:05am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle échelle de bois avec un jeu de lumière superbe

4 Mar 2013 4:08am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Oh, this does it exist inside.

4 Mar 2013 4:43am

Longroute from Cagliari, Italy

Lovely detail of this ladder, and interesting view of the interior. I guess that the original ones were not fixed with screws... (:-)

4 Mar 2013 7:42am

@Longroute: I think you are right. ;-)

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

Excellent, very nice detail. The light and colors are superb.

4 Mar 2013 5:03pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is sooo cool :-)

4 Mar 2013 6:46pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

..ah, that answered my question.. :D yep, better be safe than sorry.. :)

11 Mar 2013 1:59pm