They Roamed The Earth: The Amazing Creature Sculptures of Borrego Springs / Milky Way Nights

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A night sky photo with a prehistoric feel that I like, this encounter between the scorpion and the cricket taking place under the Milky Way.

In the tiny town of Borrego Springs, there are at least 129 metal sculptures of varying sizes, many of them rather large, on the Galleta Meadows Estates, owned by the late Dennis Avery. The sculptures were all created by Ricardo Breceda, and are absolutely fascinating. Creating a sculpture garden of prehistoric creatures wins major points for me, and although Borrego Springs is beautiful in itself, it’s really the sculptures that makes it a must-visit for me.

I “light painted” the metal sculptures with a flashlight, kicking up the camera’s sensitivity to light to ISO 3200 to capture the Milky Way.

Title: They Roamed The Earth
Photographer: Ken Lee
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens. 20 seconds at f/3.2 ISO 2500. “Light painted” with flashlight. 2 August 2013 11:36 pm.
Location: Borrego Springs, California

Equipment:  Nikon D7000, Tokina AT-X 116, Feisol tripod.

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