Okay… I’m being overwhelmed with technological advances in photography from using an iPhone 4s to capture and post-process landscape images to using the iPhone to edit and print my DSLR and mirror less camera shots… Okay! I’m not going to give up my regular camera equipment anytime soon, but the iPhone apps are causing me to fall in love with photography all over again. It’s like a rebirth! So stay tuned. This photoblog is going to undergo a lot of different types of photography. I’m trying to post to Flickr, Instagam, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Not an easy feat. Also, this image was shot on a micro four thirds camera then edited with photoshop CS5 and then further processed with the frame using Lo-Mob on my iPhone 4s. I’m integrating my computer and iPhone using Dropbox. It’s pretty crazy. Photo title: Haunted Hallway -Historic Overland Hotel – Pioche, Nevada.
The truth is out there…
This is my favorite rock formation in Valley of Fire. I decided to shoot it at 7mm. Pretty cool.
Rachel, Nevada is right on the verge of Area 51 – America’s top secret government base where UFOs are often spotted in the night skies. You travel Nevada’s Extra Terrestrial Highway in order to get to the small community of Rachel.
This felt quite strange through my viewfinder, almost paranormal? It’s the kinda of stuff that draws me in to take pictures. I don’t know how to interpret this, it’s just a hunch that I get!
This is the old west museum in Pioche, Nevada. The town’s a strange place full of Nevada ghost stories. There’s an old lady in her 80s that used to volunteer at the museum but she had passed away since my last visit to the town, and it was in the museum where she past away while on her shift. If you want to know more facts about Pioche, look through my picture archive, as it is one of my favorite destinations in Southern Nevada.
Main Street in Pioche, Nevada at midnight. Pioche was one of the wildest mining camps in the west in the late 1800s. It is said that over 76 people were killed in cold blood and shootouts before anyone died of natural causes. It never gained the notoriety of Tombstone or Dodge City because of how isolated and secluded this part of the country was. They say more people died in the violence that ensued in Pioche than the two other towns combined. There are a variety of ghost stories that locals will tell and I can feel the restlessness of whatever is left and still lurking. The history still lives in the presence. So, I try to capture what I feel through my images. There is an intuition at play in my photography and I hope you can see what I am feeling!
I follow the emotions…
At a storefront in Rachel, Nevada, on the outskirts of Area 51. On our way back home from this trip, we stumbled upon a UFO research party about 10 miles east of Rachel along the Extraterrestrial Highway. They had their telescopes and high-tech sensors ready and alert if any saucers appeared. These characters reminded me of the X-Files TV series. The desert was still warm and inviting from the summer’s heat and the stars twinkled in their staircase of the sky. It’s moments like these and the people that you meet that make such travels very satisfying. It’s time to venture out into that country once again for another out-of-this-world experience.
Another test shot from the Sigma DP2. I am shooting this little compact camera more than my Nikons… haha!
Stop by the Ale’inn for supper before you head out in your search for the truth. My buddy Rob and I took a little trip out to Area 51 the other day and stopped in this little diner for supper. Later that night we met up with a group of UFO hunters from Las Vegas.
Found inside the Little Ale-inn Cafe and Motel.
Caliente is a town of about 800-1,000 people out in Lincoln County, Nevada. It’s roughly a 3-hour drive Northeast of Las Vegas.