Atmos Spheres

Location: Malibu, CA / Settings: (Composite) Light beings at F5.6, ISO 100, 143 seconds. Spheres at F5.6, ISO 1600, 4 seconds. Environment at F2.8, ISO 3200, 17 seconds.

Gear used: Canon 6D24-70mm LensManfrotto TripodWireless Remote, and Night-Writer prototype. Eric used a clear plastic tube with flashlights clipped to the end for his spheres.

Not content with only one meet-up, Astro Bandit and I decided to hang out with Eric and Kim for another night before our friends caught a flight back to their home town of Montreal the next morning.

For this image, we took to the cliffs of Malibu at Leo Carrillo State Beach once high tide came in. You can see orange lights on the beach in the distance - there was a film crew capturing underwater footage. 

For this shot, I wanted to add another alien image to my growing collection, I thought Eric's circles would be a great futuristic addition for my colorful characters - how else would they breathe?

Alien iphone

Location: Giant Rock - Landers, CA / Settings: (Composite of 3 shots) Light art at F8, ISO 100, 182 seconds. UFO light-stencils at F5.6, ISO 1600, 30 seconds. Stars at F2.8, ISO 6400, 15 seconds.

Out by Joshua Tree, CA and close to a strange architectural structure called the intregratron, there's a place called Giant Rock, home to (purportedly) the world's largest free-standing boulder.

Reading into this mysterious place will only yield even more mysterious results.

  1. Sacred Native American site - check.
  2. Former home of George Van Tassel - an aircraft mechanic for Douglas AircraftHughes Aircraftand Lockheed (Also a UFO convention organizer) - check.
  3. Site of a suspected WWII German Spy detonating himself while underneath it with dynamite - check.

In light of these connections, my idea for this place was to re-create what may have been George Van Tassel's vision while living under the rock - that an alien from from the planet Venus woke him up, invited him onto a space ship, then verbally and telepathically gave him a technique for rejuvenating the human body.

I used light-stencils for my UFO's and a step-ladder to give my alien some extra height - as the giant rock is seven stories tall!