How it all began, perhaps. Who knows? The white spectres seem to be doing a celebratory dance as the messengers leave to spread the news. And there seems to be a sight smile of satisfaction at a job well done.

Beautiful words from Brenda Dow who has very kindly allowed me to use them.

“And the earth circled
wisdom squeezed from the center
light nor life controlled
Options opening
churning the night
value of time

The Lost in Space series.

The original.

Sony Alpha 700, Sigma 28 to 300 at 28 mm, circular polariser
iso 100, spot metered, -1.3 ev, 1/125 second.

Image was resized in PSE, mirrored and inverted to give 4 variations, combined, polar coordinates applied and lightly processed in Essential HDR


clouds, space, smile, fantasy, celebration, galaxy, universe, genesis, planets, feetyur

In love with Ma Nature! Always have been, always will be. Let’s keep her safe, eh?

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  • serendipity3
    serendipity3over 4 years ago

    I dont know about all that, but its beautiful!

  • Many, many thanks! Appreciate your very kind words!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowover 4 years ago

    And the earth circled
    wisdom squeezed from the center
    light nor life controlled
    Options opening
    churning the night
    value of time

    What?? lol Where did that come from???
    Please feel free to delete Mike…..lolol
    But before you do, your new piece is so exciting….. even the background is wonderful…. And I do see the smile…. euphoria…… A fav young man….
    now delete!!!!

  • Wow! Thanks so very much for adding your beautiful words, Brenda! No way I’m deleting this! Thank you!!!!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Alex Gardiner
    Alex Gardinerover 4 years ago

    A widnae delete Brenda’s coamment Bonny Lad; I wis jist aboot tae say the same wurds a wis.
    The Auld Yin.

  • Many thanks, Auld Yin. No danger of that!

    – Mike Oxley

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    Looks Too Cool to be the Big Bang. Way too cool. Kool Kudos.

  • Thanks so very much, Sheila. Personally, I’d like to think it started softly, softly, like a balloon being slowly inflated….

    – Mike Oxley

  • Lynn  Gibbons
    Lynn Gibbonsover 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot I see a smile in that photograph with a micro chip for the teeth!!

  • Many, many thanks for your support, Lynn, and I greatly appreciate the favourite, too! Didn’t notice the “microchip” – thanks for pointing it out.

    – Mike Oxley

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    …which, if continued, inevitably leads to a Big Bang….

  • Yes, but we’re not quite there…..yet….

    – Mike Oxley

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 4 years ago

    This is just brilliant, & the words are so perfect.
    Well done Mike.

  • Many thanks for your very kind words, Malcolm! Greatly appreciated!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 4 years ago

    Cool!! . . .

  • Greatly appreciated, Hugh. Thanks!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Tania1403
    Tania1403over 4 years ago

    This is so well done Mike extremely creative. I really like the the flare (not real sure what to call it) in the black background, it gives it a spacey look!

  • Many, many thanks, Tania. Once again, a great honour to be featured!

    – Mike Oxley

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