Farewell to Pearsonville -- by Joe Reifer
Since I posted the Pearsonville trip report and night photography galleries, Troy Paiva and I have had requests from workshop alumni for a last chance to shoot the yard. About 65% of the junkyard has been cleared out, leaving about 300 vehicles and a lot of space. Still plenty to shoot.
Due to our workshop and travel schedules this spring, the upcoming March moon is the only time we can make this happen. We floated the idea to our email list, and have the minimum number of folks to make this event a go — but there’s still room for a few more! To keep things economical, we’re offering one last night at Pearsonville on Friday, March 18th. Tuition is $250, and includes access to the yard from 5pm-2:30 a.m. — this shoot-only workshop includes 2 hours of daytime scouting, and 7.5 hours of night shooting. Limited to 10 people.
Yes, it’s only two weeks away, and we do apologize for the last minute notice, but we’d like to see if you’d like one last night to get that perfect shot, see some old friends, and document the remaining cream of the crop at Pearsonville. Email me or use the contact form to sign up!
Night photography from the February full moon at the Pearsonville junkyard. About 65% of the cars have been crushed and hauled away. About 300 vehicles remain. See the trip report and night panoramas, and also the night photography gallery part 1.
Armored car I — by Joe Reifer
Registration for the first night photography workshop at our new location opened this morning via email list, and filled by early afternoon. The Paul’s Junkyard Night Photography Workshop runs April 15-17, with headquarters in Lancaster. Contact me if you’d like to get on the waiting list, or to get on the email list for priority notification on future workshops.
Here’s a gallery of 18 new night images from Paul’s Junkyard: a Mojave Desert location with hundreds of vehicles, many used as props in the television and film industry. There are police cars, ambulances, fire trucks, buses, limousines, taxis, armored cars, garbage trucks, travel trailers/RVs, semi-trucks, heavy equipment, a jet, and 2 helicopters. The site also contains a crushed cars, farm equipment, collapsing garage buildings, and piles of metal waiting to be recycled. This amazing mix of vehicles and debris is a night photography paradise. Enjoy the photos, and hope to see you at a future workshop!