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Close Contact



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.

“Close Contact” was fun but inconsistent experimental long exposure UFO photography using overhead drone lighting.  Since the drone is moving so much during or between shots, it can be hard to quickly evaluate the composition and quality of each exposure before battery time runs out.  So, it’s best to shoot fast and furious and see later what luck gives you - or at least for me.

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Limited Editions 100

Artist Proofs 5

Valley of Dreams

Bisti Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico USA

Long exposure overhead drone lighting

Pixoto Best of Year Award 2020
Shoot The Frame STF Landscape Finalist Oct 2020
World's Top 10 Landscape Photographers 2022 BronzeBronze
Praxis Gallery Curated & Selected for Exhibition 2020
One Eyeland Awards 2020 Bronze Awarded
Vienna Photography Awards 2021 Honorable Mention
Outdoor Photographer Photo of The Day Nov 2022
MPI Master Photo Image Challenge 2022 Silver Award


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