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Whitewalls and Mintwalls

This one took about 10 more bumbling laps, staggering around the droopy, collapsing “Sofa Monster” house in the dark, outside Hinkley, California. Watch out for that septic tank hole! Green, purple and red Protomachines flashlight from many angles, with 4:03 of accumulated full moon light.

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The Sofa Monster

Home wreckage, near Hinkley, California. Full moon, purple, red, green and white from the Protomachines flashlight. It took 3:39 to make a stumbling lap of this dump in the dark, throwing light from all over the place. And it took about 6 tries to get it right, including yes, going in there and rearranging the […]

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Discount Reflected

In case you forgot how cold, wet and muddy it was in Fresno this past February, here y’ar. First shot of the night, 57-seconds during nautical twilight, with warm white flashlight.

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Desoto Freezeout

Another night at Big M, with a 1959 Desoto, under the trees with all the spiders. 75-seconds in deep shade, with red backlight, blue reflected light and warm white key light. The rising full moon is just out of frame behind the A/C unit.

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Edsel Script

The passenger side of yesterday’s Edsel dashboard, sitting in the dirt at Big M. Red, white and blue from the Protomachines flashlight in 30-seconds of total darkness.

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The Dash That Stares Back

Edsel control panel, among the weeds at Big M. Total darkness, blue, green and white flashlight, in 30 seconds.

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Steel Manta

Barnacles on the side of a chrome covered ’58 Buick. No, I didn’t need scuba gear to take this. Wettest winter I’ve seen in my 10+ years of visiting Big M Auto Dismantlers, the cars in the shady spots were all spattered with moss and lichen, even in April. Warm white and green, direct and […]

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The Infernal Goddess

Feeling crappy with allergies or a sinus infection, or some such misery, so I blew off the road trip I had planned for this months full moon. But I did manage to drag my ass out for a night at Big M. I can’t stay away from this place. There’s always a farm-fresh barn find, […]

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Christine on the Shelf

Yeah I know it’s a year off, but the title is too rich to pass up. ’57 Plymouth front clip and other parts in storage at Big M Auto dismantlers. Rising full moon, vapor trails, naturally occurring white light from the house and added purple and green from the Protomachines flashlight, all soaked up in […]

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Moonstruck Speedline

The sculpted fender of an early 70s Monte Carlo at Pearsonville, grazed by moonlight for 1:17, with red, blue and cool white from the Protomachines flashlight.

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