Cueva La Trinidad I visited Cueva La Trinidad in 2003. To get to it Salvador used a little inflatable boat. This is the Trinidad deer, consdered by Harry Crosby one of the most beautiful and affecting of the Painters' creations. The light was poor during my visit and my photo lacks contrast.
Cueva La Trinidad The CRGB enhancement does a great job of bringing out the deer and other figures. Note the faint fish above the little deer.
Cueva La Trinidad Left of the deer is a human figure, but not the usual black/red mono (abundant at San Borjitas, see Example 1).
Cueva La Trinidad Here I used the XYZ colorspace. XYZ is experimental and I am not satisfied with it, but here it does a nice job.
Cueva La Trinidad I took this picture to record the interesting white figures.
Cueva La Trinidad I never noticed the big deer or yellow fish and turtle until I enhanced it. This is colorspace YDS.
Cueva La Trinidad CRGB brings out the big deer even more. It has the same body pattern as the first deer.
Cueva La Trinidad I took this photo mainly for the handprints, but I did notice the faint turtle.
Cueva La Trinidad Its amazing how CRGB brings out details in the turtle as well as hints of other much fainter images (fish tail to right?).
Cueva San Borjitas Cueva San Borjitas is an incredible cave north of Mulege. Dated to 7500BP! (I find this hard to believe.) There are dozens of paintings at San Borjitas, but just a few use a faded yellow.
Cueva San Borjitas Colorspace YDS brings out the yellow fish. I show other images from San Borjitas in the examples elsewhere on this site.
Cueva San Borjitas Our guide Salvador laughingly called this a Chupacabra.
Cueva San Borjitas CRGB. An unusual figure amongst the more common monos.
Cueva San Borjitas Salvador pointed out this unfortunate graffitti at the back of the cave. Hard to make out because someone has tried to remove it.
Cueva San Borjitas Colorspace YCbCr. Its a helicopter. I would never condone graffitti, but it is amusing to anyone who knows the story of Earl Stanley Gardner's 'discovery' of Cueva Pintada. In fact I have learned that this graffiti was probably made by the Gardner Expedition in the 1960's and was erased by a concerned rock art specialist in 1969. Last slide.