The eerie figurines called Tufa’s, jetting from the salty floors and casting reflections off the shoreline, not only made an interesting composition for this shot, but gave the viewer a sense of an ecosystem struggling for survival. The entire night was still except for the water rhythmically slapping the shoreline, mosquitoes buzzing for a bite, or the occasional click of Brad’s timed shutter, patiently capturing what the eye cannot see.
The lone archway provides a portal to our imaginative experiences, curiosity, inquiry, and interpretations of the night sky. In the far off distance, the photographer renders a reality that includes everything that is and has been. His art is based upon his world view, experience, and perceptions of man’s search for meaning.
Aeon Rising shows a possible ending of an eternity or the beginning of a time. Plato used the term Aeon to denote the eternal world of ideas, which he conceived, was "behind" the perceived world. Likewise, we may only see the arched shadows projected on its wall; but if we free ourselves from our own confines, we may see the form of true reality, rather than mere shadows.