The photos and photographers of The Buried War

The photographers of provided me with a great collection of photos for my story “The Buried War,” a Sci Fi story set on the planet called The Globe. (If you have not read the story, you’ll want to read it first, as this post contains some spoilers.)

Let’s start with the logo for The Globe stories. I had to crop it quite a bit, which should probably be a crime. I committed it in international space, so I think I’m safe. But I do apologize to the artist. Then I added the text. Here is the original, unaltered photo in all its glory.

Orbs of the Multiverse by Daniel Olah.

Breathtaking, right?

If I understand this correctly, Daniel created this beautiful image by mixing soap and oil. I’m sure it’s more complicated than that, but I’m no artist. This piece, Orbs of the Multiverse, is from his new Soap & Oil Planet series. To my eyes, it looks exactly like a planet floating in space, and I love his title for the piece. So I chose this image to represent the beautiful, blue planet of The Globe.

Daniel is a freelance photographer. You can find his nature and landscape images at You can also find his work at and

The Golden Fields of Finsbury

Sun shining over a golden field with a dark treeline and ridges in the distance.
Photo by Federico Respini.

Federico Respini took this resplendent photo of a field beneath a golden sun. Federico titled this photo “Brown Field,” which just does not do it justice. Of course, I used this as the main image to represent the farming community of Finsbury.

Federico wrote this on his page: “If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.” Well, Federico is quite eloquent with the camera.

Federico hails from Fribourg, Switzerland. You can find more of his outdoor, star, and animal images at

Lights on a Farm Road

Panthino smiled in the darkness, lit only by the indirect lamps of the hovertrac. Photo by Vincent Ledvina.

Vincent Ledvina took this stunning and creative shot of a starry sky over a farm road. I imagined the lights in the road were thrown by Panthino’s hovertrac and thought it perfect to illustrate Panthino stopping to repair the broken tiller.

This photo was shot somewhere in North Dakota in the United States.

Vincent hails from Grand Forks, North Dakota, and likes to take landscape and astronomy photographs. You can find more of his photos at He also teaches photography on his YouTube channel, Apalapse.

The Hob

Kittercats and hounds liked to sleep by the warm hob of a night. Photo by Zane Lee.

Zane Lee took this charming photo of a rustic fireplace that was perfect for a Finsbury farm. You can see more of Zane’s travel and car images at You can also find him on Instagram at


Shakily, Panthino climbed from the capsule. Photo by Bing-Hsun Wu.

Bing-Hsun Wu shot this photo at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, which is located at Pier 86 along the Hudson River in Manhattan, New York, New York in the United States. He titled the photo “Climb Up.”

You can see Bing-Hsun’s nature and outdoor photos at

In case you missed them, here are the first four tales in the Globe Folio:

Be stellar!

Matthew Cross

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