Friday, January 14, 2011

Lost America

Mercury Julep
Originally uploaded by Lost America
Over on my video blog I posted a link to a film called "Undercity" which explores the underground subway tunnels and ancient sewers of New York City.  I'm utterly fascinated with this sort of thing and I can stare at photographs of abandoned sites and ruins for hours.  Watching the video reminded me of one of my favorite sites that I haven't visited in years - Lost America.  Lost America not only captures abandoned places in America's Southwest, but does so using night photography, a technique using long exposure times and "light painting".  The end result is an often stunning and always surrealistic landscape that's amazing to stare at.

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