No other name could better describe this scene but, Starry Night. As the sun was setting I waited for the perfect shot. The stars began to glisten a few at a time. Then before I knew it the whole scene was aglow with starlight. I’m amazed at the illuminated landscape, and how the star, blue, sky, appears to touch the deep violet, water. It’s almost like being in an expanse beyond the earth, or in a movie scene. The spectrum of cool hues sets off the soft tones, of the fading sunset, to close another day of hard work. Working in the oilfield might seem like a mystery to an outsider, but an oilman can appreciate its beauty.
In the distance what looks like part of the glow of the sunset, are gas flare stacks. It’s amazing that an object that in the daylight, is so industrial, and necessary to the oil industry, at a distance, can be camouflaged, by the dusky, sky to look like part of nature. The subdued glow of the flare competes for the eye’s attention. Next, the tiny white glimmer of starlight dances around the sky. If the oilfield could be considered romantic, this is the setting. The natural elements, occurring in this scene could be the creator’s answer to Van Gogh’s painting. Surrounded by the five elements of nature, I couldn’t help but think of the stark contrast, of these same images that the daylight would reveal. A Starry Night is so big and bright, and somewhat intoxicating to take in.