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Four of a Kind

About 2AM at Eagle Field, October 2013.  Kinda cloudy, filtered moonlight, red light from 4 places, 149-seconds.

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Mort XIV

Oakland’s 16th Street Station, a former Southern Pacific Palace, on hard times, Oakland’s 16th Street Station, a former Southern Pacific Palace, on hard times, back in 2005. Riki bribed the watchman one cold and rainy night, allowing about 10 photographers and other weirdos to just wander around in awe until about midnight. There’s a chapter […]

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Scalped and Curly-Qed

The Big Block Camper Special. Shot October ’14.  Lime from top right, red bounced behind off the cars behind the camera.  And full moon.  500 seconds, on the dot.

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I Can’t Fly 55

February 1999. Lockheed P2 Fire-Bombers receive off-season service at Minden Air in Tucson, Arizona. Probably about 8 minutes on Kodak 160T chrome film. Full moon, lots of local ambient light and a red strobe pop. I don’t think I’ve ever put this one online before.

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Arnold Ziffel and Miss Piggy

Inside a disgustingly filthy abandoned farmhouse, out on the Delta last weekend.  Riki and I disturbed a whole herd of critters that now call this place home, and I ended up getting crapped on by a giant barn owl for ruining his hunt.  Full moon, green, purple and warm white from the Protomachines flashlight.

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The Ludlow Cafe

November 1990, along Route 66 in the SoCal desert. At the time, it was pretty intact inside, but gutted in ’93 when it was used as a set for the movie “Kalifornia.” About 8 minutes on Kodak 160T chrome film with Maglite flashlight on the sign and red-gelled strobe inside.

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Six Degrees of Separation

Fatback clouds over the delta.

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25 Years of Boneyards

New article: Boneyard: 25 years of Aircraft Graveyards at Night now online.  

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Quad-Cone Meatwagon

I was digging the shadows of the cones on the curtains, So I gently backlit them with purple.  Hit the back up light with red too.  The rest is just moonlight and a crop to 16:9.

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The Boron AFS: New Gallery

The Boron Air Force Station and Prison gallery is now open.  Comprised largely of images blogged last year, the gaps have been filled by the addition of a half-dozen images not shown before.  The work makes a good flowing gallery, go check it out.

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