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North Edwards Requiem

While I was down in the Mojave holding a secret alumni workshop this weekend, I learned that the long abandoned gas station at the North Edwards exit, on highway 58 is gone.  When I stopped here to do a couple of set ups, in the middle of the night, last June, the back wall was partially collapsed, and […]

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The Snoopy One

Droopy-snoot Snoopy’s nose art.  2 minute exposure, full moon, Protomachine flashlight.

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Elevonless

Fisheyed, under Snoopy-the-B-58’s trailing edge, his control surfaces, long gone. If the aircraft were whole, this view of the tail would be impossible. Night, exposed about 4-minutes. Full moon and red and lime-set Protomachines flashlight.

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To the 10,000th

Fisheye of the B-58’s nose gear.  So complex, so refined, it’s parts, accurately milled to the 10,000th . . . and now it’s garbage.  Edwards AFB glows in the distance.  Lime, purple and red from the Protomachine flashlight, during a 249-second exposure.

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Larry Flynt-finity

Back to 21st century work today.  I still have a few images of Snoopy, the derelict B-58 on the fringes of Edwards AFB to post.  Shot earlier this summer, after slipping onto the base, undiscovered.  30-minutes of pure full m0on light and star trails.

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The Trailers of Mystery

Old night-work on film week concludes with this 1960s vintage Pyramid Trucking trailer, derelict in the industrial neighborhood north of SFO. Shot September 1990.  No idea on the EXIF, but it looks like daylight-balanced film, with blue and red-gelled strobe.

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Bill’s Truck Stop 1990

December 1990, and according to the box of slides, someplace on Interstate 5. After googling, it seems Bill’s is now gone, and I’m unsure of the exact location. That J’s sign makes me think it’s at the junction of 58, and this is now the site of the T/A Travel Center, but I don’t really […]

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Yucca Super

Old film work week continues, with this never before scanned image, shot at the then freshly abandoned truck repair shop in Yucca Arizona.  July 1996.  Night, about 8-minutes at f/5.6.  Full moon, with blue and red gelled strobe.

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Rocket Test Site

More freshly scanned old film work, from October 1997 this time. Shot at the abandoned bunkers and block houses at the old rocket test site, North of Edwards AFB.  Same hole, two views. Night, about 8 minutes each, at f/5.6, on Kodak 160T chrome film.  Full moon, red and green-gelled strobe.      

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Out Of

Another freshly scanned ancient film image, this one’s from an October 1989 (by my count, just a few days before the Loma Prieta/SF earthquake) full moon nightshoot, in the oil fields around Coalinga, CA, with my brother Tom.  It was a very formative night of shooting.  Pretty sure access is strict in them thar hills now, but back then […]

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