Saturday, January 21, 2012

Watching TV in the Desert!

Two weeks ago we went out to Wonder Valley (East of 29 Palms) to photograph old desert cabins and homesteads. It's an amazing area, and there are always lots of photo opps! My wife took the photo below... I'm hunched over, shooting through the viewfinder of my Kodak Duaflex II. The resulting photo is the third in the series.
Weekend fun... on 'photo assignment' at a burned-out desert cabin.
The only time you are likely to see me on TV!  Photo credit
to my wife.
TV-watching in the desert!
With a little help from Photoshop... B&W TV on the left, color on the right!
Here's the kitchen.  See the yellow phone above the stove?
Call waiting??  When was the last time you saw
a rotary phone?
Hope you are having a great weekend.  I plan to post some macro shots I took this weekend either tomorrow or Monday.  Thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

  1. Pretty cool shots. Sometimes old places like that can be fun and sometimes I find them awfully creepy...

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  2. very cool! and just a bit eerie!

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  3. You are having way too much fun with your cardboard camera. Old places like that makes me think "This was someone's home at one time. What happened that they left everything behind so suddenly?"

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    1. My thinking exactly as I walk into these places... to this day I can't figure out why there are so many abandoned homesteads out here, why people leave them behind, what were their stories? And who owns them now? Do they revert back to the government? BLM? And why aren't they put back on the market so they can be restored/rebuilt? Agree with other comments as well... interesting, creepy, eerie and bittersweet all rolled into one. Sad to realize they were someones dream at one time. For anyone interested, an excellent reference is http://www.jackrabbithomestead.com/. Thanks again for all the comments!

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  4. Very interesting pictures - strange to think somebody once lived there.

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  5. Really interesting side by side B&W and color TV images. That yellow phone makes me feel a little nostalgic for the 70's.

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  6. Another great post with viewfinder photos!

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  7. Very clever TV shots... Couldn't imagine what the headline meant so had to read the post. When I bought my great aunt's home in 1981, there was still a rotary phone in the house... A desktop black one. Of course I replaced it the first chance I got.

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