Saturday, February 16, 2013

Project 365-ish: February 16, 2013

Approaching the outpost by Crunchy Footsteps
picassocam pinhole camera, paper negative, 8 sec exp, developed in Caffenol C, color added in Photoshop

"Approaching the outpost"


We made a quick stop at the Imperial Sand Dunes along Interstate 8 in California a few weeks back. We were in a recreational area, a portion of the dunes reserved for ATV-ing and camping. The Dunes are a surreal, beautiful place, and although this was just a quick stop along the road to San Diego, was one of the highlights of our trip.

Imagine, if you will, trekking through the endless desert, and coming upon an outpost unknown to you. You are in great need of water, food, and supplies, as well as a good rest. The light leaks represent the encroaching fatigue upon your vision, as you deal with the relentless bright sunlight. Do you approach? Are they friendly?

In reality, it is a friendly and welcome outpost- being a restroom. (-:

location: exit 156 off Interstate 8, Gray's Well Rd.

image made: January 24, 2013

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