And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. - Revelation 6:8
In the summer of 2017, I drove from the flatlands of Lubbock, Texas to the grand expanse of Wyoming in order to photograph "The Great American Eclipse."
I wanted to position myself in the path of totality - where the moon passes directly between the earth and the sun - and photograph the dramatic turning of daylight into dark:
In the months prior to the Great American Eclipse of 2017, millions of people made plans to travel to a location somewhere in the "path of totality" - where the shadow of the moon would pass directly over the earth, creating a few moments of darkness in the middle of the day.
I wanted to create an image that embodied the spirit of the American West. I needed to be as close to the eclipse as possible, yet far from the millions of tourists along the interstate.
"I needed wide open spaces, and I needed a string of horses."
On the afternoon of August 21, 2017, I found exactly what I needed under a once - in - a lifetime Wyoming moon: