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Superstition Wilderness Pic (Where?)

Post by Grasshopper » Mar 16 2019 9:30 pm

One of our HAZ members, @ReneeG, recently purchased this framed pic attached which was labeled and sold as a Superstition Wilderness location scene.

Can anyone identify where this Superstition location is and if there is a posted HAZ- Hiking Guide, triplog and/or picset to confirm? :-k


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Re: Superstition Wilderness Pic (Where?)

Post by SuperstitionGuy » Mar 16 2019 10:34 pm

@Grasshopper
You would have better luck finding the Lost Dutchman Goldmine than this picture in the confines of the defined Wilderness area.
Sorry but in my humble opinion it was taken somewhere else......
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Re: Superstition Wilderness Pic (Where?)

Post by joebartels » Mar 16 2019 10:44 pm

first thought was salt/lower fish vicinity out of the wilderness
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Re: Superstition Wilderness Pic (Where?)

Post by big_load » Mar 16 2019 11:29 pm

joebartels wrote:first thought was salt/lower fish vicinity out of the wilderness
Same here.

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Re: Superstition Wilderness Pic (Where?)

Post by nonot » Mar 17 2019 2:26 am

Grand Canyon, the redwall layer is obvious. Can't place the exact side canyon though.

Actually, I think this is a fraud, as you have a Navajo sandstone canyon in the foreground with the Grand canyon - about mid-canyon, in the background. Probably pasted two different images together.
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Re: Superstition Wilderness Pic (Where?)

Post by CannondaleKid » Mar 17 2019 6:22 am

That's Siphon Draw in the background and the Grand Apache Junction Canyon in the foreground... ok, so what if the canyon was pasted in front.

@Grasshopper If Renee bought it for its true historical value, it's a fraud and she should ask for her money back.
However... if it was purchased simply for the cool but unrealistic scene, great!
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Re: Superstition Wilderness Pic (Where?)

Post by joebartels » Mar 17 2019 6:29 am

nonot wrote:Probably pasted two different images together.
duh

originally thought the world class arch and thin spire were light illusions topped with my dream vision of [ photo ]
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Re: Superstition Wilderness Pic (Where?)

Post by chumley » Mar 17 2019 7:26 am

:lol:

That’s quite clearly Unicorn Canyon!

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Re: Superstition Wilderness Pic (Where?)

Post by Grasshopper » Mar 17 2019 7:53 am

Well, the photographer must be proud of it as it does appear to be signed! :) I just can't imagine it being portrayed and for sale as being a scene in the "Superstition Wilderness" when it now appears to not be.
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Post by ReneeG » Mar 17 2019 9:27 am

Thanks for all of the replies! I have looked at the artist's website, and it appears he is a big fan of photoshopping pictures together. I just wish that would have been explained on the back. It was $20.00 at the Superstition Mountain Museum, so I am not too worried about it. It can just be a beautiful dreamland😄.

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Re: Superstition Wilderness Pic (Where?)

Post by sidhayes » Mar 17 2019 11:08 am

@nonot
Yes

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Re: Superstition Wilderness Pic (Where?)

Post by DbleDutch » Mar 18 2019 8:48 pm

chumley wrote:That’s quite clearly Unicorn Canyon!
I have hiked that canyon dozens of times, rafted the river under the arch, I know right where that is........In My Dreams!

Photoshop

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Re: Superstition Wilderness Pic (Where?)

Post by Grasshopper » Mar 18 2019 8:59 pm

DbleDutch wrote:
Mar 18 2019 8:48 pm
chumley wrote:That’s quite clearly Unicorn Canyon!
I have hiked that canyon dozens of times, rafted the river under the arch, I know right where that is........In My Dreams!

Photoshop
So, where is Unicorn Canyon located?
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Re: Superstition Wilderness Pic (Where?)

Post by DbleDutch » Mar 18 2019 9:52 pm

Grasshopper wrote:So, where is Unicorn Canyon located?
It is in the deep recesses of a delusional Desert Rat mind, a member of the Monkey Wrench Gang.

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Re: Superstition Wilderness Pic (Where?)

Post by mntncrvr » Mar 18 2019 10:29 pm

@nonot
I agree with the fraud thing. I looked at the picture closely and there seems to be a lot of photo shop going on on this photo. Cut and paste and sizing changes are to make a beautiful illusion that this place actually does exist. Not!!!

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Re: Superstition Wilderness Pic (Where?)

Post by chumley » Mar 19 2019 7:05 am

Grasshopper wrote:I just can't imagine it being portrayed and for sale as being a scene in the "Superstition Wilderness" when it now appears to not be.
It may have been labeled differently in the museum, but on the web it has the title "Superstition Grand Canyon". This somewhat ambiguous title may lead one to believe that it's in the Superstition Wilderness without it actually saying so.

I would have named it Grand Rainbow Totem Superstition Bridge Pole Canyon. 🤷‍♂️ Then you can believe it to be wherever you want!

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Re: Superstition Wilderness Pic (Where?)

Post by Tough_Boots » Mar 19 2019 8:17 pm

It seems pretty obvious to me that the artist wasn't trying to pass this off as real.
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Re: Superstition Wilderness Pic (Where?)

Post by Grasshopper » Mar 19 2019 9:24 pm

Tough_Boots wrote:
Mar 19 2019 8:17 pm
It seems pretty obvious to me that the artist wasn't trying to pass this off as real.
Agreed! As it turns out, this purchased print did not have a scene title on it. It only had the photographer's name on the back. It was for sale in the Superstition Wilderness Museum (in AJ?) and because of this, it was assumed to have been taken somewhere in our Superstition Wilderness. The end! :)
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