At some point semi-recently (I don’t know when) this page hit 500 followers. As I’ve said here and there, I never expected other people to care about any of these photos. They primarily exist for the purpose of me being able to escape from reality back into being a six-year old, with whatever creative and logistical assistance the 37 year old can help with. Strange as it may be (or not?), these photos and the crafting behind the scenes, have been hugely therapeutic for me over the past few years. Also as I’ve said before, despite these pics being primarily for me, it has been really fun to see that so many others seem to enjoy them as well and this has all been an absolute blast, so thanks!
That all said, this will likely be the last post for a while (other things to do which will not include as much time in internet-land), but I’ll be back sooner or later. ••
This is another repost of one of my favorites from last winter out in the Mojave Desert; loosely titled after the old Bathory song, “the Return of Darkness and Evil....” see ’ya
#tuskenraider #salaciouscrumb #darthmaul #acidrainworld #maraudertaskforce
#tatooine #mojavedesert #bathory #bathorythereturn #thereturnofdarknessandevil #sith #one18thtoylove #starwars #starwarscustoms #starwarstoys #starwarsrebels #hasbrotoypic #kitbash #sandpeople #lightsaber #maul #cadizcalifornia
The silence of a falling star lights up a purple sky.
A young sidewinder I found yesterday. While trying to get a picture I accidentally spooked it and it shot into a nearby hole. After a few minutes it came back out and reburied itself in the sand to get ready for ambush.
Playa, horst mountains, and cloudy sky. Much of the American West lies within the Basin & Range physiographic province. The Basin & Range is the product of crustal extension which caused the deeper parts of the crust to stretch plastically while the upper crust behaved in a brittle manner. The brittle deformation produced a series of fault-bounded crustal blocks which experienced predominantly vertical differential motion. This motion left relatively elevated blocks called "horsts" and relatively down-dropped blocks called "grabens". Thes features are the basins and mountain ranges of the province. Many of the basins contain ephemeral lakes called "playas" and are often actually dry lakebeds which are occasionally flooded during exceptionally wet seasons. The mountain ranges are often "island ecosystems" which can contain species and sub-species of organisms that have evolved differentially due to their isolation from similar organisms in neighboring mountain ranges. The Basin and Range is fascinating region which is studied by a panaply of natural scientists. #playa #playalake #drylake #desert #ivanpahlake #mojave #mojavedesert #southwest #americamsouthwest #greatamericandesert #horst #graben #basinandrange #clouds #cumulus #bluesky #crustalextension
that color scheme tho 🙌🏼😍
Smokin hot panamint rattlesnake
bedside reading material. Never a dull night out here.
One of the interesting things you see in the middle of Mojave desert. #mojavedesert
Here’s the stacked image from when a helicopter flew right over me while I was capturing star trails in Trona. This is about 200 photos stacked in @photoshop
with blend mode changed to lighten. This was one of the coolest unexpected experiences to date!
D750 | Nikkor 14-24mm | f2.8 | 30” | ISO1600 | 14mm