Wormhole Immigration Control

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    Bending Light #84

    While scientists on Earth may have rejected the feasibility of the idea of creating wormholes to travel through time and for inter-universe exploration, unfortunately nobody told the inhabitants of our neighbouring Universe. Over the last few 'earth centuries' they have been quietly 'burrowing' into our Universe through the boundary layer which has been keeping us apart.

    At first there were just a few alien craft which survived the trip, but now the 'traffic' has increased to such a level that the “Inter Galactic Alliance” has decided to act. A massive “Migration and External Security Station” (MESS) is under construction adjacent to to the time tunnel's exit at the outer limits of our Universe. This fine MESS will provide a contained area where 'immigrant travellers' will be “invited to submit their applications” while their crafts are 'long-stay parked' in a secure retaining area.

    In the meanwhile work is well under way (Planning Stage 2) to build a 'reverse tunnel' through which the 'travellers' could be returned home. If the influx of 'visitors' continues at the current rate then there is general agreement for the creation of a larger MESS until the whole situation is fully resolved. Time will tell.

    For new viewers: these 'Refractographs' are analogue images of the refraction patterns of a beam of light passing through various transparent objects (in this case a piece of textured glassware). The image is captured directly on to 35mm film, no camera lens is used, the transparent object replaces the lens. Colour, in this case, has been added by positioning coloured filters in the optical beam. This is an analogue image and has not been computer generated or colour treated. The colours you see are a faithful reproduction of those captured on film.
    There is no movement of lights - a single static white light source is used. There is also no camera movement - the image is captured in-camera with a single exposure

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    1. johnnyoptic 35 months ago | reply

      Oh this is serious. I bet these aliens have WMDs (Wormholes of Mis-Direction).

    2. mooonalila 35 months ago | reply

      Fabulous !!! :)

    3. Pandiyan 35 months ago | reply

      Hats off, Alan. You are still going strong! Do you think I check how Laserfly is doing?

    4. mtnrockdhh 35 months ago | reply

      Another fine MESS! I read something in the Standard Galactic Weekly about a union strike resulting from the use of inter-universe immigrants as low-cost light construction laborers...a MESSy situation.

    5. mccullin4 35 months ago | reply

      Fine shot. Looks like the central portion of one of your beams of light. Crystal?

    6. Reciprocity 35 months ago | reply

      Thank you friends for your lovely comments.

      Thanks Jinx for your creative 'down to earth' interpretation - as you know it's all a question of scale.

      Have you inside information John? They've already sent a team to investigate but I don't expect they'll find anything.

      Ah the intrepid Laserfly - I'm sure he's still out there somewhere.

      Low cost and no taxes.

      Not crystal Jon - one of the regular pieces of glass tableware.

    7. *ian* 35 months ago | reply

      Stunning as usual! :)

    8. CATeyes 35 months ago | reply

      Wow...an absolutely stunning image, Alan! So easy to look at your wonderful creations and get lost in the possibilities... Love the pairing with your equally creative writing too!

    9. Reciprocity 35 months ago | reply

      Thank you friends - much appreciated.

    10. KurtFML 35 months ago | reply

      Another cosmic one

    11. Aurora Crowley [deleted] 35 months ago | reply

      all your work is spectacular ! Bravo!

    12. Reciprocity 35 months ago | reply

      Thank you Kurt and Aurora - very much appreciated.

      Your website is excellent - fantastic imagery.

    13. http://heretakis.com 35 months ago | reply

      Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough.
      George Bernard Shaw

    14. Reciprocity 35 months ago | reply

      Thank you Lefteris - with eternity any-thing's possible.

    15. dmviews 31 months ago | reply

      Terrific world! Great work!

    16. Reciprocity 31 months ago | reply

      Thanks - much appreciated.

    17. claude (ex-claudio) 30 months ago | reply

      And the beat goes on...

    18. Reciprocity 29 months ago | reply

      Thanks Claudio

    19. Joe Rotindo 13 months ago | reply

      Fantastic representation of a world that exists but for a fleeting moment.

      Wow....!

    20. Reciprocity 13 months ago | reply

      Thanks Joe - glad you like it.

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