For Chells "Tell me your fears" contest: [link]
It was strange that she came up with that contest and post in minutes after I was thinking back to something that terrified me as a kid; the apocalypse and the vastness of space.
When we were sitting at home at the last night of 1999, my sister started talking about how the world was about to end. She didn't believe any of the Y2K crap, but seeing how I was 8 at the time, I was terrified. The thoughts that not only would I not wake up the next day, but that the whole planet and everyone on it would be dead too. I thought that fire would rain down, meteors would smash into us, planes would fall from the sky, volcanoes would erupt, the ground would split open and we'd all die.
Then, something else that scared me around that time was space. The idea that we're an insignificant speck floating around an impossibly massive black void where stars much larger than I could comprehend exploded and formed, and where black holes would eat up anything around it.
And both of those fears remain with me today, and surely remain with most adults if they ever stop and think about them.
So this is a bit of both. I originally intended to paint in the sky myself, but I doubt I'll have the time. Source of the black hole is here: [link]
Picture was taken at an abandoned quarry in my town. It's a stunning place that I'll apparently be prosecuted for going in to.....if I get caught that is. And if the person who catches me is actually arsed to go through legal proceedings which I doubt very much when all I'm doing is take pictures.