These rock formations are massive, strange and beautiful. Being out here beneath the full moon was a great time. I ventured out here with some friends around midnight after shooting a junkyard in the Southern California desert.
I want to taste the salt of ocean's kiss
tangled in an embrace.
I want to dance with giants
that lean into infinity
and whisper secrets beneath the stars...
It's always such a challenge to explore an entire junkyard and try to capture the most interesting and appealing elements.
Seeing how ice cream is one of my favorite things in life, there was no doubt I was going to stop to shoot this truck last night.
(Night. Supermoon. 180 seconds. Interior light painted with a Streamlight Stinger flashlight)
Aircraft boneyard, Arizona.
This is another one of my favorite Kirkbride buildings at the Hudson River Psychiatric Hospital in New York.
Much of the building has decayed over the years since closing in 2003. Poughkeepsie, New York experiences snow, heat and humidity throughout the year, which have all contributed to the demise of the wings of this hospital. Fortunately, the Administration section, shown here, has remained in tact due to a layer of protection placed over the roof before the weather took a toll.
Gold Hill, Nevada
Photographing these planes was amazing, but walking amongst the giant metal parts of these bombers beneath the moonlight was even more incredible. I would love to experience that moment over and over again...
Tail section of a B-52 bomber used by General Electric in the 1960's to test their TF-39 engine.
Back in June I took a last minute trip to Yosemite National Park and the Mammoth Lakes for some full moon goodness with another night photographer.
When we arrived in the park around 11pm, we drove up to Tioga Pass, with the intentions of driving until we saw something awesome we wanted to shoot. The advantage of the Super full moon was that it was bright enough to see our surroundings.
This was my first time up at Olmstead Point and it was so beautiful and peaceful.
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.
Bronty climbs Oldmstead Point in Yosemite National Park, by the light of the full moon.
Mono Lake, California
Until last weekend, it had been a while since I'd been out shooting under the full moon. A few years ago, I was able to get out nearly every month and shoot at least one moon night, but life seems to get in the way lately. I guess it's time to start figuring out how to make that happen again.
(This image was a 9 minute exposure taken at ISO 100 and f/16.)
I'm heading back to this area on Friday and I'm really looking forward to Subaru camping, hanging with friends, shooting and being back in nature.