The Lost America Blog

Behind the Gate

The back yard of the abandoned “Lazy One” ranch, east of 29 Palms.  While it was clear that no one’s lived in the ransacked and vandalized house for years, the trailer was locked up tight and looks like it was relatively recently occupied.  All the same, it was clear that no one’s been here for years. […]

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The Lazy One

Abandoned east of 29 Palms.

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Garden Road

Slowly collapsing abandoned house, lost down a forgotten dirt road in Wonder Valley, California.  Purple, red and yellow light infused with full moon light. 135-second exposure.

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Empire

After midnight on the studio backlot, somewhere in the California high desert.

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Sport Wagon 400

Unusual Buick version of the Olds Vista Cruiser, surreal with it’s windowed roof removed. Full moon with purple, red and lime light. 111-second exposure.

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The Crossing Guard

1980 Lincoln, over by the school busses, at the Valley Junkyard. Rocky the idiot junkyard Great Dane was playfully galloping in circles around me while I shot these. When I walked away, he climbed in the car to see why I was circling it for 10 minutes myself. He came out with a stick in […]

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The Red Switches

Smashed sliding glass door and switches sprayed rattle-can red, at a derelict Wonder Valley house. About 90 seconds under the cloudy full moon with red, white and purple light.  DOF composite, fisheye.

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The Erebus Adventure

 

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Homestead Bender

Wonder Valley, the land of abandoned shacks. Night, 88-seconds, full moon, Protomachines flashlight.

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The Corner of Taco and Mojave

A foot away from yesterday’s shack, bathed in lurid LED, purple lime and red. 125-seconds under full moon with the fisheye. Had to clone out some lens flare and a stray tripod leg and that’s about it.

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