Under the Sheltering Sky

The novel The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles details a desert—the Sahara in trans-Atlas Morocco—that is anything but comfortable and sheltering, at least to foreigners. It’s true the desert can seem forbidding, but out at night with the stars and a few companions, the sky indeed seems sheltering.

Under the Sheltering Sky © Harold Davis

I made this image from the rear of the formation known as “Lady Boot Arch,” facing north, in the Alabama Hills of the Eastern Sierra in California.

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  1. Kelly Cannon October 30, 2017 at 8:46 am #

    Hey Harold, great shot! Thanks for the class — I enjoyed shooting with you and learned a lot.

  2. Harold Davis October 30, 2017 at 12:57 pm #

    Thanks Kelly, I appreciate it…and am enjoying “Black Out”…Very best wishes, Harold

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