"Morning Watch"

After traveling the one hundred or so kilometers from his house at the far end of The Wastes to the Lars homestead, Ben settled into his hidden camp once again.

Not that there was much to see, but he hadn’t been out to check on young Luke for three standard weeks. A raging sandstorm, typical for this time of year, had kept him from being able to leave his house. Traveling anywhere wasn’t even a consideration. He’d stay a few days to see how the boy had been faring and then head to Dannar’s Claim, in the Pika Oasis. A re-supply was long overdue.

checking in on young Luke

So long and thanks for all the fish.

Little bit of a rant -
After having some of my work blatantly imitated (read that as COPIED, STOLEN or PLAGIARIZED), yet again, then having been outright lied to about it by the "artist" responsible, I've killed my Instagram page.

This is a huge step for me as far as sharing my images goes. I've used Instagram to the limit as far as I'm concerned and I'm glad to be away from the toxicity that is so prevalent there. I have a website (in desperate need of updating) and I'll be very active on toyphotographers.com.

If you followed me on IG, I appreciate every single "like" and comment, I really do. I've had enough of that platform though and I know I'm not alone in that regard. I hope to see more toyphotographers get away from IG. There’s nothing good coming out of that community anymore. Major hubs are defunct, IG has become a “pay-to-play” environment, and the creativity that was once such a huge part of the community has morphed into a culture of copycatting and nothing more.

Thank you @Shelly Corbett for creating toyphotographers.com and inviting me to be a part of it.

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