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Alien Sunset



Slightly South of Bisti Wilderness Area in New Mexico, an ancient remnant of lush, wetlands and forests in the age of dinosaurs lies desiccated and broken - The Valley Of Dreams. These are small areas were the skin of the land is torn open from erosion to reveal geologic and out of place structures and formations.  And just like Bisti, it completely lacks trails and directions. 

On this adventure, the plan was to find and photograph the Alien Throne and surrounding features as the planet flipped the sun from one side of the horizon to the other.  Even though waterfalls, rain forests, glaciers and mountains are obvious places to soak in the Earth’s energy, I have always returned to the desert - seeking the company of her more primal and subtle soul. The stoic features of the Valley of Dreams is a perfect meeting place of such a search.

“Alien Sunset” was some of the first captures after setting up camp.  The moon was showing off and I was pleased to see sun rays radiating from the last light - all while relaxing and basking in the low sun glow.

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Limited Editions 100

Artist Proofs 5

Valley of Dreams

Bisti Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico USA

Erosion from rain and wind

ePHOTOzine Reader's Choice Award 2020
MUSE Photography Awards 2022 Gold Trophy Award

Pixoto #1 Landscape Photo of the Day,Best of the Year Award 2020
Shoot The Frame STF Landscape Winner Oct 2020
Tokyo Int'l Photo Awards 2021 Official Selection + Bronze
MPI Master Photo Image Challenge 2022 Bronze Award

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