Sonoran Stary Night (small composite)
“They have cradled you in custom, they have primed you with their preaching,
They have soaked you in convention through and through;
They have put you in a showcase; you're a credit to their teaching --
But can't you hear the Wild? -- it's calling you.
Let us probe the silent places, let us seek what luck betide us;
Let us journey to a lonely land I know.
There's a whisper on the night-wind, there's a star agleam to guide us,
And the Wild is calling, calling . . . let us go.” ~ Robert Service
I have a lot of concepts in my mind of dramatic imagery I wish to create, so when the call of the wild propelled me to join my photography peers one January Winter night to photograph the stars during the New Moon, I knew instantly the kind of image I wanted to compose. Of course finding the right Sonoran desert setting was going to take some patience, and persistence. Finally after miles of meandering dirt road and negotiation with my associates, we finally settled on this scene.