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Howards Hodgepogde

 

The Waters Fine (If You Like It Cold)

Howard’s Hodgepodge, was an amazing night near the full moon, in Nevada.  Shot in may 2010 with Troy Paiva and Joe Reifer, this was one of the most amazing junkyards Id  ever been to. The variety was incredible, different forms cast about everywhere.  It went on and on.  I wont.

The black and white images are shot in full daylight with an IR  filter.

The rest are shot at night, with different combination’s of moonlight, natural flashlight, gelled strobes, and sodium vapor lighting.

Junk yard dogs dont really care if you have permission!

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70-200 2.8L at 70 : Reno

Ive been playing this game I like to call 70-200 at 70. When riding in the work truck on long drives, I put on the 70-200 and try to compose and shoot things that catch my eye going down the freeway etc. I shoot in manual, and it forces me to visualize, compose, and shoot quickly. The narrow field of view from the 70-200 makes it challenging and exciting. This gallery includes some of my favorites from a trip to Reno with the band I work for, and a few night images of signage and stuff on the boulevard at night. I really like the images of the Reno sign, I used a long exposure technique in which I expose the sign for a while, then zoom my lens out while still open in the same frame. I hope you like it too! YAY!

deer rabbit Photo Booth

I set up a photo booth at the Foxtails Brigade / Judgment Day show on Friday, December 12th 2010, at a venue in Oakland which shall remain un-named. It was an incredible night! amazing music and scenery.  Kaitlyn McSweeny designed the stage in collaboration with deer Rabbit (a roving boutique with stylings by I-Ting Shen and  Peggy Friar), and deer Rabbit  supplied some outfits and accessories for the photobooth and the stage show!

 

I had soooo much fun, and everything looked totally decadent!

 

Feel free to use you own image for non-commercial purposes, but of course, as always, please credit : Riki Feldmann

June 2010: Wolf Ridge

I went with some good friends for a foggy night hike to wolf ridge, an abandoned radar and coastal defense station.  It was dark, foggy and cold, a perfect setting for night photography! A wise olllddd photographer once told me “shoot with what you’re given” so that’s what I did. I really like how gloomy and dark these images feel, and they remind me of the feeling of being in the silent, wet blanket of  fog.  What a way to unwind and forget about my daily struggle!

August 2010: New Idria, after the fire

I’ve shot New Idria several times, and its always been an amazing experience. For me, its at least a 4 hr drive, The last hour being curvy, Ill maintained mountainous  roads.  You get there, and you feel completely isolated, minus the one family that still lives in town on the weekends.  So you gotta be quiet, even though there might not be anybody around for 5 miles. I heard it had caught fire, and many structures were lost to the flames, so we made the trek again, to photograph the ever changing landscape of a historic Quicksilver mining town.

November 2010: Mare Island Part II

The second installment from this months moon also includes a few day images from The Vallejo Waterfront.  While speaking with a “Dredger”, talking about the declining economy and lack of business etc (our dogs made out) I asked if I could take his photo.  Just one and I like it!

( I totally forgot his name )