A Cherry Jubilee

A few fisheye details from the abandoned bowling alley. Inches from the lane control panel, the lens was actually under the clear lucite protective panel. Even though it was still broad daylight, it was pitch dark inside the boarded up building. 27-seconds, lit with flashlight. Yes, the bowling alley’s sound system was an 8-Track player! 9-second exposure. Still plenty of […]

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Campfire on Lane 13

Brain of abandoned bowling alley squatter: “I’m cold, I’ll light a fire right here in the ball return to keep me warm.”  The wooden lane surfaces were already salvaged, leaving  a treacherous 2×4 framework suspended a foot off the concrete foundation.  Made for a lot of extra thinking and effort to set up and light in the total darkness. […]

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Bowlin’ With Riki

Abandoned Bowling Alley in California’s Central Valley, ravaged by craaazy squatters/scrappers and sealed up tight.  The lanes and pin setting machines were removed and it was pretty devastated overall, but still an exceptional way to spend an evening.  Access was difficult: long drive, hopping fences in daylight, and a tight squeeze, crawling through broken glass to […]

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The Point of No Return

Movie prop conglomeration of Fairchild and Sikorsky cockpit parts, in storage at Aviation Warehouse on a cold, wet night.  Night, 136-seconds.  Lit with white and purple from the Protomachines flashlight, all other light is local ambient.  A little perspective correction required in Photoshop.

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Inside the tail of a C-118 (the military/cargo variant of the DC-6), looking at another C-118 fuselage, at Aviation Warehouse. Lit with the Protomachines flashlight.

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Instrumental Flight

Early-model Boeing 707 Flight Engineer station.  Pretty sure this unit was a training simulator.  In storage at Aviation Warehouse.  Total darkness, Protomachines flashlight, 2 colors from 3 directions.

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Earth Here

Fighter jet fuselage and fuel tanks, sparkling in the sand at Aviation Warehouse, winter 2014.  Lit with the Protomachines flashlight in 66 seconds under the full moon.

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Blue Ice

Boeing airliner lav, stinking the place out at Aviation Warehouse.

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Connie De-Icer

Found on a pile of broken instruments at Aviation Warehouse. Only about 6 inches across, this was from about 2 inches away with the fisheye. Lit with LED flashlight.

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The Black Box

They’re not really black, you know.  In storage at Aviation Warehouse, lit with flashlight in total darkness.

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