This weeks Photo Challenge, Out of This World, has us “share a picture that takes us on a journey into the unknown.” Here are 16 photos with my interpretation of the challenge. First up are a couple of flora photos…

Otherworldly Flora
Otherworldly Flora
Furled Fern
Furled Fern

Next are a couple of kaleidoscope/mirrored photos. They always make nature look out of this world…

Kaleidoscope Stream
Kaleidoscope Stream
Mirrored Leaf Alien
Mirrored Leaf Alien

I’ve included a couple of processed photos made to look out of this world…

Happy Camp Fantasy
Happy Camp Fantasy
Otherworldly Tree
Otherworldly Tree

One of my favorite places in California is Point Lobos when it is overcast. The rocks look out of this world…

Point Lobos - Bird Rock in the Fog
Point Lobos – Bird Rock in the Fog
Point Lobos - Rock Art 1
Point Lobos – Rock Art 1
Point Lobos - Rock Art 3
Point Lobos – Rock Art 3
Point Lobos - Rock Art 5
Point Lobos – Rock Art 5
Point Lobos - Rock Art 2
Point Lobos – Rock Art 2
Point Lobos - Rock Art 4
Point Lobos – Rock Art 4
Point Lobos - Rock Art 6
Point Lobos – Rock Art 6

The last 3 photos are from an area that has shown up in TV shows and movies…Vasquez rocks. The formations have appeared in episodes of NCIS, CSI and Star Trek, to name 3. As for movies, they filmed Blazing Saddles and The Flintstones there. I processed the photos to give even more of an Out of This World look.

For a list of TV shows, movies, and music videos filmed there, check out the Wikipedia page here.

Vasquez Rocks - Otherworld 1
Vasquez Rocks – Otherworld 1
Vasquez Rocks - Otherworld 2
Vasquez Rocks – Otherworld 2
Vasquez Rocks - Otherworld 3
Vasquez Rocks – Otherworld 3

To see more photos of Out of This World, click here.

9 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Out of This World

    1. If you ever make it back to California, Point Lobos is just south of Carmel and well worth a few days scouring the reserve. Nature is truly an artist there, as you noticed with the rocks I showed.

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      1. I’ve been there once but don’t remember what I saw — seals or a lighthouse? or maybe I drove past. For some reason I see the sign in my head but I’m not pulling up anything else from the memory banks

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    1. Thank you, Aixa. I was catching up on your posts that I hadn’t seen, in search of your reply on how you get an Instagram post to show up in your blog post.

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      1. To embed an Instagram post:

        Go to http://www.instagram.com/yourAccount (you have to do it in a Web browser)
        Click on the photo you want to embed
        At the bottom-right of the picture ‘card’ you’ll se three dots. Click on those…
        Select ‘embed’ and click ‘select embed code’
        Paste it into your blog on the HTML tab

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