A Night on Highway 58

Into the Storm  :::::  Drivers stream west,  deep into the night.

Eagle Field- Aircraft

Spirit of the San Joaquin  :::::  Lockheed Harpoon

The Salton Sea

Salton Sea Trailer  :::::  1992  :::::  Salton Sea Beach.
Air India  :::::  2003  :::::  A first generation 747 in the middle of the recycling process.

Published

Christine  :::::  Stephen King  :::::  2011 Edition  :::::  Hodder & Staughton, UK

The Chronicle

The Ink Mist Vortex  :::::  San Francisco Chronicle Printing Plant

Ghost Towns

Messages From Space :::::  2014  :::::  Rosamond, California

Pearsonville 2009

Monte Carlo Moonrise  :::::  1972 Chevy Monte Carlo

Pearsonville 2010

The Lap of Luxury  :::::  1973 Cadillac Coupe de Ville

The Valley Junkyard

Spargazer  :::::  Late-'50s Ford

Aviation Warehouse

Exit Row  :::::  2009  :::::  Boeing 737 and 727 fuselage sections.

Paul’s Junkyard

Every Mile Magnificent  :::::  Greyhound Scenicruiser

Pearsonville 2008

Floating Headlights  :::::  1963 Chrysler Imperial

Gene Winfield Customs

The Thing  :::::  Winfield's flathead-powered Model T, "The Thing." Handbuilt for for racing on the nearby dry lakes.

Boneyard: the e-book

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Portraits

The Gassy Hitman

Cuyama Car Garden

Harold, Puh-leez!  :::::  1959 Cadillac Hearse
Vista Malaise

Vista Malaise

Crappy mid ’70s Olds VistaCruiser wagons (crappy if for no other reason than cuz theres just a small sunroof instead of the amazing panoramic roof glass in the previous models) rotting away at Pearsonville.  Nice shelf-paper wood paneling too.  4-minute full moon exposure, with many colors from the Protomachine flashlight reflected into the bumper and […]

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Three Thirty Nine Bee

Three Thirty Nine Bee

Collapsing car port in the totally abandoned housing development, at the abandoned Fort Ord Army Base, in almost always foggy Monterey, California. This short-exposure variation from 2009 was never put online before. Reprocessed (ie: saved) using 2018 noise reduction. Combination of two 1-minute exposures, lit with LED flashlight.

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Pearson de Ville

Pearson de Ville

Skulking around Pearsonville late at night again, I see someone’s been picking at this ’61 Cad.  3-minutes of full moon with snooted cool white and bounced red Protomachines flashlight.

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Valiant Sarcophagus

Barracuda Sarcophagus

Basket case mid-60s fastback Plymouth, with rotten and dusty custom upholstery, at the Pearsonville junkyard.  Night, 134-seconds of full moon outside, with lime, blue and a tick of red flashlight bounced around inside.

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Electra Pink

Electra Pink

Pink, green and blue light, mixed with full moon for 123-seconds, at Aviation Warehouse.

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Cola War Casualty

Cola War Casualty

Moonrise on the back 40 at Aviation Warehouse.  Red, white and purple Protomachines flashlight during a 58-second exposure.

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Chickasaw Ozymandias

Chickasaw Ozymandias

Night, 98-seconds of full moon, with red, white and blue flashlight.

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The Edge of the Mirage

The Edge of the Mirage

Watching the full moon rise from a DC-6 cockpit, in storage at Aviation Warehouse. Total darkness in there, lit in 64-seconds with the Protomachines flashlight.

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The Purple Lagoon

The Purple Lagoon

Just back from a whirlwind trip to Aviation Warehouse, I haven’t made it out there for three years.  Thanks once again to the Thompson family for continuing (12 years and counting!) to allow my exclusive, occasional night access to their amazing boneyard to make these weird and mysterious pictures. Drifts of airliner landing gear on […]

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Down the Tubes

Down the Tubes

Abandoned mining complex in the shadow of the Sierras.  Placement of the center tube between the power/telephone poles without touching them wasn’t an accident.  Night, four 6-minute exposures stacked for 24-minute star trails and purple, red and yellow from the Protomachines flashlight.

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