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No Putting Down Roots

No Putting Down Roots

No Putting Down Roots

Only used for about 20 years, the now abandoned neighborhood for the guards families at decommissioned Boron AFS and Prison, never really had a chance to establish itself.  Lost in a bleak and rocky corner of the Mojave Desert, miles from nowhere, windswept and deathly quiet . . . there’s no experience quite like being in a place like this, alone, at night. I opened the lens, walked through the scene adding red and green light from about 14 different directions, walked back to the camera and closed the lens: 249 seconds.  Full moon too.

3 Responses to “No Putting Down Roots”

  1. Mike H. June 27, 2014 8:54 am #

    “there’s no experience quite like being in a place like this, alone, at night.”
    You can say that again! I hope you haven’t come across any threatening notes on doors….

    Thanks for this series, Troy!

    • Troy June 27, 2014 9:42 am #

      Thank you. There was some weird tagging and lots of evidence of gunfire, but no threatening notes, specifically for me.

      • Mike H. June 27, 2014 12:38 pm #

        I was thinking of that creepy “I’m sighting you in right now” note you mentioned in “Lost America.” Man, that made my skin crawl!
        Thanks again, Troy.

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