Boron AFS: 360 Night Tour of an Abandoned Mojave Desert Military Base & Prison

Dead Inside: Signs of military training exercises at the abandoned Boron AFS & prison in the Mojave Desert

Dead Inside: Signs of military training exercises at the abandoned Boron AFS & prison in the Mojave Desert

Boron Air Force Station was built in 1952 as part of the Air Defense Command radar network. The base was decommissioned in 1975, and turned into a Federal prison from 1979-2000. The radome is still used by the FAA.

Boron AFS is located on Highway 395 just north of Kramer Junction in the Mojave Desert. I've visited the abandoned base a few times over the years in the daylight. There were cameras and warning signs, and once I was politely asked to leave by security only 10 minutes after arriving.

Last year I heard the security was more lax, and returned with a couple of friends during the full moon. I spent two long nights shooting 360 panoramas of the base, and the clouds were amazing.

After the trip, I stitched about half of the panoramas, and then put the project on the back burner. Over the last month I finally had the time to finish the 25 panorama night tour of Boron AFS

Creating the tour involved countless hours of stitching sand and rocks, healing tripod shadows, puppet warping contrails, and tweaking xml. Good times!

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