Been spending a little time at Aviation Warehouse, down in El Mirage, this winter. The owner loves my photography, so I’ve had an open invite to shoot here since 2006. I like to visit for a few nights every couple years. Minimal daylight scouting time, lots of clouds and unexpected dew point-based lens fogging issues made this trip a constant challenge, but I took […]
We go closer and closer, deep into the burnt out hulk. Camera off the tripod now, sitting inside the car, at the corner of the rear window, on a pile of melted, broken glass. Pretty much impossible to get full coverage without seeing the light source, this is a composite of two 1-minute exposures. Lime green and red from […]
Inches away, we swim with the rusty humpback in its unnatural habitat. 1956 Chevy Bel Air, lost to the 2013 Sand Canyon fire that consumed Cameron’s Dairy and the S.S. Minnow along Highway 58, near Tehachapi, California. 148-seconds of full moon and a few seconds of red, straight down on each fin and purple rotated […]
Same burnt-out diary as the last couple of posts, but from the outside this time. 201-seconds under the full moon. Lit with 2 colors from one spot: from inside the building, behind the slim wall between the door and window. I bounced red off the floor and ceiling to give the room some ambient glow, and purple out […]
The fire-ravaged dairy (and melted ’56 Chevy), along Highway 58, near Tehachapi, California (at the “S.S. Minnow”, for you frequent travelers). 118-seconds, fisheye at f/8, under the full moon, with 3 colors (from 7 directions), from the Protomachine flashlight.
Fractured phone pole and prisoner barracks at Boron AFS/Prison, abandoned in the Mojave. It was late, about 1:30. Everyone else in the workshop had left, so I sat down and relaxed out of the wind and did this hour-long, pure moon-and star-light stack. I don’t usually like to tie up my camera for this long, […]
Downslope from the prison cafeteria, the hill subsides. The retaining wall and Joshua lean deeply, the effect enhanced by the fisheye lens from a foot off the ground. Yellows and greens from the Protomachines flashlight combined with the full moon, during a 135 second exposure.