Alien World Type 3:2



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 World” was the planned headline shot of this hike, culminating in over 442 exposures, 25 seconds each for 60 megapixel images over 6 hours to capture.  The moon promised to set early setting the stage for the anticipated project. And nature did not disappoint!  Truly and alien landscape.

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Limited Editions 100

Artist Proofs 5

Valley of Dreams

Bisti Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico USA

442 images over 5 hours and 50 hours processing

1st Place Night Photography FAPA Itn'l 2021

One Eyeland Photo of the Day Oct 2020

ePHOTOzine Reader's Choice Award & Highly Commended 

                  Award 2020

Pixoto Best of Month Award November 2020

BetterPhoto 2nd Place Nov 2020

14th Color Awards 2021 Honorable Mention Nature

One Eyeland Awards 2020 Bronze Awarded

31th Maria Luisa Memorial of Photography Final Round 2021


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