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The Purple Kiss

The Purple Kiss ::::: Tagus Ranch ::::: Highway 99, Tulare, California

“The Purple Kiss”

World famous Tagus Ranch, alongside Highway 99, north of Tulare, California, a huge complex housing a restaurant, cocktail lounge, dinner theater and gift shop.  The ranch also housed a POW camp during WWII, detaining German and Italian soldiers. It’s been abandoned for over 20 years.
Protomachines light mixed to purple and green, lit from multiple angles.  Lots of ambient sodium vapor and moon light too.  This is a sandwich of 2 exposures, 59 seconds at f/8 for the structure and light painting, 320 seconds at f/16 for the sky (to get some decent star trails).  Tons of lens flare clean up too.

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