Our trip to the Tassili Plateau in Algeria in November 1990 was a great adventure. These images are from scanned photographs.
The wind shaped the rocks into fantastic architecture.
Our group viewing the Great God of Sefar
This is the famous Great God of Sefar. According to Henri Lhote it belongs in the 'Decadent Roundhead Period'. Dating is subject to debate, current thought is 6000 to 4000BC.
Colorspace YCbCr from a saved matrix. My enhancements were done when DStretch was in its infancy. There are better choices today, but I am keeping my original ones in this slideshow for comparison.
Today I find that the simple "CB" enhancement works well on these images.
An incredible profusion of overpainted images, Sefar.
Female figures, Sefar
Cattle, Tin Kani
Masked figure with mushroom decorations, Aouenrhet.
CB enhancement plus LDS
Swimming woman with breasts on her back, Aouenrhet
Polychrome cattle, Jabbaren. \'Bovidian\' period, 4500 to 2500 BC
Colorspace YDS. One of the most colorful images from the Tassili.
Janine Warnod, Queen of the Tassili, as we leave the plateau. Last slide.