Sure, you have seen way too many photos of that light in the sky from Saturday night – but, you might want to take the time to look at just a couple more shot from Bombay Beach because they are really stunning.
Photographer Porter Tinsley captured the missile launch in several photos that, when put together as a time lapse…well, words can not really do it justice.
Check it out:
Porter writes about the experience of seeing and capturing the images:
When it exploded and kept expanding, I realized it wasn’t a plane on fire but thought there was a good chance that a chemical or nuclear weapon had detonated over Los Angeles/Southern California. All I could do was stand there and realize life as I knew it could be over in a few minutes. So I did what anyone else would do. I took pictures of it.
The first few frames of the initial “white” explosion/blast/whatever are missing because for the life of me as I watched what I thought was maybe the end of the world, I forgot entirely how to use my camera.
Head over to Porter’s website to see all of the spectacular photos.