Aircraft boneyard, Arizona.
Earlier this year, I took a night photography workshop in Arizona taught by Mike Hows and Joe Reed. It was a really great time hanging out in this airplane boneyard catching up with old friends. If you’re looking to do a night photography workshop I’d strongly encourage you to check out one of theirs. They get access to rad locations and have a great laid back and “hands on” teaching style.
Sunset sneaks into a airplane cockpit at a private aircraft boneyard in Arizona.
Taken during a 2-night photography workshop taught by Mike Hows and Joe Reed.
I miss adventures like this. It always feels so good to be out with my camera, beneath the full moon, with good friends as you're being stalked by a pack of coyotes.
Sometimes the world makes you feel so small...
Tail section of a B-52 bomber used by General Electric in the 1960's to test their TF-39 engine.
This B-58A was a test aircraft for a missile fire control system.
This B-52E aircraft was used by General Electric in the 1960's to test their TF-39 engine and was disposed of in the desert after the tests.
Fast forward nearly 30 years later to 1991 when the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) was signed and 350 nuclear bombers were being destroyed as part of the agreement. The Russians saw this bomber on aerial footage and soon after, the US destroyed the aircraft by placing explosives in the fuselage.