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The Lonely Homestead

The Lonely Homestead ::::: 29 Palms / Wonder Valley

A 282 second exposure under the fullest of full moons, at another of Wonder Valley’s hundreds of abandoned homesteader shacks.  I went inside with my Protomachines flashlight and coated the walls with red light.  The idea of someone living in such a small structure, in such a harsh, remote place . . . it’s beyond comprehension.  This achingly lonely place didn’t even have an air conditioner–and it was 90° at midnight.

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  1. tim w December 17, 2012 9:25 am #

    Is there even electric and water service hooked up to these houses? If not, how far would you have to go, for electric/water service? easy to see how someone could go completely deranged living like that.
    Thanks for sharing your pics. I’m not a photographer, but I have a keen artists eye for the composition of your shots, and the vision in selecting the area of interest.

    • Troy December 18, 2012 12:11 pm #

      Most had electricity and well water. It’s about 5-10 miles from the town of 29 Palms. Glad you like what I’m doing! Stay tuned . . .

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