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10:03 Forever

10:03 Forever ::::: Winnebago in a stream bed. Three Points, California.

During the October full moon I had a free day to myself before teaching a workshop at Paul’s junkyard, so I cruised the Antelope Valley in the afternoon searching for locations and subjects to shoot that night.  In the southern foothills, near a hamlet called Three Points, I found this wrecked 25′ Winnebago, canted at a 20° angle and half buried in a dry creek bed.  I can’t even begin to figure out how it got there.  Due to the proximity of trees and abandoned buildings I didn’t like any exterior angles, but I loved the interior textures and especially that clock, so I rolled back at midnight to shoot this view.

I set the camera up low in the RV’s side door and used red LED flashlight shallowly, along the ceiling to pull out the wrinkled textures.  I also kissed the seats and dash with it, just enough to show what was there, but not enough to be distracting.  I also used snooted natural LED on the steering wheel and the clock.  Then I went outside and added lime-gelled strobe pops through the windshield from several angles.  It took a few tries to get it all balanced.

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