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Al and Nancy Fasoldt
Technology writer and photographer Al Fasoldt writes about consumer technology for Technofile Online in Syracuse, New York, USA. He and his wife, Nancy, host workshops in computers and photography.

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By Al Fasoldt


Tour of cliff dweller homes Photo by Al Fasoldt. Copyright © 2015 Al Fasoldt. All rights reserved.

SOME HISTORY IS PLAIN, like the pages of a book read fast for an exam. Some history is alive, touchable, filling your eyes and senses. The rock-wall homes carved by the cliff dwellers of the southwest seem so fresh it's almost impossible to believe they were first built around 600 A.D. This photo, taken in the Canyons of the Ancients in southwest Colorado, was shot with a handheld, pocketable long-zoom Lumix camera from 3/4 of a mile away. I'll have more about this amazing camera soon.

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