Ubehebe View

Story of the ImageThe Ubehebe Crater is one of the most breathtaking sights in Death Valley. Formed by a gas explosion several hundred years ago, the crater is a half mile wide and 600 feet deep. It’s awe-inspiring to stand at the top and gaze at the massive sloping walls—the scene puts everything in perspective.

This “view portal” that frames the image is a photograph of the ornate rim from the headlight of 1963 Chrysler Turbine automobile. I digitally removed the glass and use the rim to frame still life compositions and landscape scenes. The projections resemble the tick marks on an analog clock or meter and provide graphic tension with whatever subject I’m spotlighting in the headlamp.

Printed on specially-coated aluminum, ready to hang. No frame required.