The Lost America Blog

The Forward Look

Two versions of a ’57 Dodge Coronet. Can’t decide which one to post, so here’s both. Direct, indirect and snooted Protomachine flashlight under the full moon.

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AMX

This is one of those late-’70s AMC Hornet-based AMX’s with about 110 horsepower, so really, this sticker on the hood WAS the car’s best feature. Shot in 2011, 23-seconds, lit with an LED flashlight.

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Hanta House

Just after 1AM on a drought night in an abandoned Delta farmhouse, overrun with small animals and birds looking for a cool spot to nest.  I could hear them chattering and scurrying about while I clomped around the house for 20 minutes, balancing my lighting. Unfortunately, none of these animals were housebroken.

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Cop Crush

A pile of wrecked movie-prop police cars, destined for the shredder. 62 seconds, cool white LED outside, warm inside.

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Bridge to Engine Room

Drifting through the cosmos in a filthy 1960s Diplomat III RV space wreck.  “How much longer till we have impulse power?” “I need more tiiiime, cap’n!” “Ensign, you have the con, I’m coming down there myself!” etc., etc.

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No One Expects the Wurlitzer Inquisition

“Hey Dave, what’s under that tarp?” “It’s an old jukebox, filled with ’70s rock, man.  We used to PARTY listening to that thing, back in the day.” A 1964 Wurlitzer 2800, for you purists. Protomachines flashlight in total darkness.

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Sideways Bus

October 1997, about 8 minutes inside a rolled ’60s GM “Fishbowl” city bus, northwest of Kramer Junction, California.  At one time there were about 50 retired Los Angeles RTD busses slowly being disassembled in that dirty, windblown spot.  There’s still a few in the area, but the site is totally cleared now.  Probably lit with gelled strobe […]

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Venus, Jupiter and Speedbird

I caught last week’s celestial event, the alignment of Jupiter and Venus in the western night sky, seen as a width-changing star trail along the right edge of the frame. No, the fisheye is not the ideal lens for capturing celestial events. It is, however, the ideal lens for capturing bitchen junkyard cars, like this […]

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