Torn Sky

Today, I give you another photograph! Hooray!

This particular photo, you may notice, is the background of this very blog! Why? Because it reminds me of DRIVERS. It looks like the sky was torn wide open and is bleeding. There's a distant clear like freedom, but you don't know if the clouds are withdrawing or moving in. There's darkness everywhere but that narrow strip, and that's where you want to be. (And the mountains nicely complement the clouds.)

I shot this one from my back porch with a 5 megapixel Nikon Coolpix. That camera's really showing its age, but has always taken good photos. My wife has grabbed lots of amazing pictures of the kids with it even though the shutter lag is terrible.

For awhile, I had a logo that I threw together in Illustrator on top of it. Anyone remember this?

I wanted it to look like flames, kind of. And the font is meant to look like old machine-readable type, appropriate for a book with robots in it. And the crosshairs, well, that's what you see from the driver's seat. (I'm not really a graphic artist, but I pretend sometimes.)

And here's the composite image. Feel free to download it and use it as your desktop wallpaper while you eagerly await the release of DRIVERS sometime in the future. I know you want to.

Oh, and here's a bonus picture I didn't take. It's the vehicle the ARV3s in my book are based on.

That's right. They're REAL. Javelin missiles and all.


  1. That's awesome. I should have realized you took the picture you use as your backdrop.

    LOVE it.

  2. Wow, this is a great picture. I love the pink hue, highlighted by the clouds.

  3. Yeah. You've got a gift, boy. Or two, or three, or - hey I'm your mom! I can say that stuff!


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