Undreamed Landscape

"Perhaps I seek certain utopian things, space for human honor and respect, landscapes not yet offended, planets that do not exist yet, dreamed landscapes. Very few people seek these images today, which correspond to the time we live in, pictures that can make you understand yourself, your position today, our status of civilization. I am one of the ones who try to find those images."
                                                                    -- Werner Herzog

It is long before sunrise, but I do not dream. I am the only one here to see stars and the brilliant planet Venus shining over the rocky beach. Under the light of a gibbous moon, the waves pound endlessly against the alien shore. Cars trace out a ribbon of light as they hurry down the coast highway toward the distant metropolis.

Date: December 27, 2007
Time: ~5:40 a.m. PST
Location: Pt. Mugu State Park, California
Camera: Olympus OM-1 35mm SLR on fixed tripod
Film: Fuji Provia 100F slide
Focal length: 40 mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure time: 60 seconds
Scanner: Nikon Coolscan LS-2000

Revised: January 22, 2008
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