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The Flying Crocodile

The Flying Crocodile

The double-bubble cockpit of a Russian Mi-24 HIND assault helicopter, decommissioned to movie prop duty, at Aviation Warehouse.  Night, full moon with green, white, red and purple flashlight.

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Boneyard Luchador

Boneyard Luchador

More airliner junk at Aviation Warehouse.  The chin of the tripod was resting on the bottom of the doorsill, just barely low enough to squeeze the Joshua Tree into the arch.  The wrestling mask spotlighted on the box is a random water stain/weathering on there.  Some people see Jesus in grilled cheese sandwiches, I guess […]

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Bodie Moonrise

Bodie Moonrise

I gotcher throwback right here. Bodie ghost town, near midnight, as the moon finally rose and the clouds cleared. From when I guest lectured at one of the Keimig night photography workshops there, back in June ’03. 6 minutes of full moon, f5.6, 100VS film, red-gelled POS million candle-power flashlight that weighed a ton. Slightly […]

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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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