A ghost in the machinery. I brought the camera down low, facing up, and used a handheld flashlight to illuminate the gears with some red light while the tripod-mounted camera shutter was open for 75 seconds in this long exposure night image. I wanted the clouds to look like they were streaking out of the gears as well, just to accentuate the illumination of the light. Mojave Desert, California.
More than phone home, this is an all-out abduction in a lonesome desert phone booth. Gratefully, I have no strange marks to show for it. George Loo, creator of the ProtoMachines light painting devices, helped out immensely here with lighting and suggestions.
A starry but cloudy night at Two Guns, Arizona, a place of Apache massacres in death caves, drifters, gila monster bites, calamitous fires, a strange zoo, a movie star owner, and general misfortune. And it was also a tourist trap of sorts, featuring some of the above, including the zoo. I illuminated the shade canopy of the abandoned gas station with a handheld ProtoMachines LED2 light painting device during the exposure as the stars and the nearly full moon drifted across the night sky.