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Serpent Mother

Matt and Amy and their kids came down from Placerville to go to the Fire Arts Festival at The Crucible in Oakland. After a nice dinner, Julian and I joined them at the festival.

It was great to see so many people being creative and having fun, well, just for the fun of it. I decided to see how well my long exposure digital night techniques would work on the fire creatures.

Julian and my favorite was the Serpent Mother by the Flowering Lotus Girls, shown above before full night and below with a BART train and (far below) in flames with the Serpent Mom’s egg.

Fun with Fire 1

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Serpent Mom and Bart

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Serpent Mother and Egg

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Posted in Bemusements, Photography

Dragon Dawn

In the Anza Borrego desert the hard-scrabble town of Borrego Springs, California loses most of its population in the summer, when temperatures soar and stay above 110 degrees Fahrenheit. One part of the indigenous population stays put—the creatures created by metal sculptor Ricardo Breceda. My favorite is the huge dragon,or serpent, shown here photographed at sunrise using my fisheye lens.

Dawn of the Dragon by Harold Davis

Dawn of the Dragon © Harold Davis

The serpent in the Anza-Borrego reminds me somewhat of the Serpent Mother (a creation of the Flaming Lotus Girls).

Posted in Photography

Flaming Lotus Girls Calendar

Serpent Mother and Egg

Serpent Mother and Egg, photo by Harold Davis.

I’m pleased to see this shot of mine in the Flaming Lotus Girls 2011-2012 calendar. Flaming Lotus Girls made the Serpent Mother sculpture and I shot it a few years ago at The Crucible in Oakland; here’s my original story about the shoot.

Posted in Digital Night, Photography