Saturday, June 15, 2013

Skyline Drive-in Theater (the 7x17s)

 Barstow, California

I posted from the road about the Skyline at Barstow before on WP, almost exactly a year ago—how I'd seen snapshots of it on the web back around 2001. It was one of the things that gave me the idea of shooting theaters in all of the distinctive regional landscapes of the US. I would have been quite happy with this panoramic view from the parking field in afternoon light, except that I knew there was another very different angle that would only work in morning light.

 Barstow, California

I've been scanning the most interesting of the 7x17 pictures, acquiring the negatives at a resolution that will print at 36" wide. Scanning, especially panoramas that need to be scanned in two sections and then merged, is my least favorite aspect of photography. But the final results can be pretty rewarding.

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