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  • 4 years ago
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    Olivia Bellafontaine - Burlesque Dancer | Actress

    Had the opportunity to enjoy a few hours of shooting with my friend Olivia out in the forest to the north of Los Angeles a few months back. Being a professional dancer, she has an elegance and grace to her movements that few models are able to replicate. And despite being a woman who enjoys playing the dark villain on screen, she's amazing at displaying subtle intimacy and innocence. Go see her shows if you're in the Southern California area!

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  • 4 years ago
    Comment axk

    Absolutely! I think that's what I love most about places like this. There's always so much history to discover, and there's just something intriguing about seeing a place that's got a finite amount of time left in its existence.

    Hope you enjoyed!

  • 4 years ago
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    I appreciate you taking a moment to look through the shots! Glad you like them, it was a great experience to get out there and I'd highly recommend it to anyone who's able/willing to make it happen.

    I'll give /t/abandoned a look, that sounds pretty interesting to me! Thanks for the info! :)

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    Abandoned World War II/Cold War Military Installation - Adak, Alaska

    As I mentioned in my previous post of the church, I recently went on a trip out to the end of the world: Adak, Alaska...one of the furthest Aleutian Islands that is still inhabited by anyone. With a population of barely 100 people, incredibly hostile weather conditions, and a huge number of decaying military facilities that were abandoned after the Cold War, the island is one of the most uniquely beautiful places I've ever been lucky enough to visit. I hope you enjoy a few of the pictures!

  • 4 years ago
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    A Strange Desert - The Salton Sea, CA

    A brief photo series exploring the eastern rim of the Salton Sea in California. I took a few pictures at Bombay Beach (a half-abandoned beach town straight out of a post-apocalyptic film) and East Jesus, an art installation in a colony of off-the-grid residences called Slab City. If you're in Southern California, I'd HIGHLY recommend making a trip out to these places. More info on all three places in the Wikipedia links below.

  • 4 years ago
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  • 4 years ago
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    Thanks for the feedback!

    I am indeed using Lightroom. I've been trying to find a style that I like for quite some time, and have lately been gravitating towards this dark film simulation thing that's exhibited in this particular shot. I made a black and white preset that I really like, but I ended up liking the underexposed/dark color version a little better personally. I'll try brightening it up a bit and see how it looks. :)

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  • 4 years ago
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    Thank you! Glad you like the shot.

    This is color-corrected in Adobe Lightroom. I spent an hour or three one day playing with all the parameters of my photos and came up with this sort of film simulation thing here...it basically just underexposes the photo, clips the darkest tones, and shifts some of the colors around to make them stand out from each other slightly.

  • 4 years ago
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    Inverting the polarity of capacitors.

  • 4 years ago
    Comment axk

    Awesome! Glad you like. :)

    I'll get through a few more shots tonight and post them on here. :) It's such a unique place, and I don't think any of my pictures could possibly do it justice, but I'd love to share them with the community regardless!

  • 4 years ago
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    Oh wow! That's incredible. My dad was actually born on the island, which was part of the reason for the trip. I bet you've been to the church, or at least in the surrounding area! I'll put together an album of a few more shots that I managed to get while I was there, it would be really cool if you recognize any of the places that are still standing!

  • 4 years ago
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    Hahaha, I didn't even think of that! Awesome! \m/

  • 4 years ago
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    Thanks! I was actually only there to take pictures and record some wind sound effects for work, so we didn't see many animals besides bald eagles and small birds. Apparently the salmon run is only a month or so away...we just barely missed it!

    And as far as I know, there aren't any large predators on the island. There are caribou on the southern part of Adak, but that whole area is a combination of wildlife reserve and hunting ground, so we didn't end up going down that way. Maybe next time I head out there I'll try to hike in that direction!

  • 4 years ago
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    Thanks Laura! :)

    I have a few more from the trip, I'll probably put an album together once I've touched them up/color corrected them a bit. Adak is an amazing place that's full of history, and most of the buildings are in similar states of disrepair after being exposed to such harsh weather.

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  • 4 years ago
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    That would be awesome! Unfortunately, as far as I know, it was constructed while the U.S. military was occupying the island during World War II...but I'm not 100% on that. I'll have to look it up!

  • 4 years ago
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    Thank you! :) The sky was really dark the entire time (well, as dark as the land of the Midnight Sun could be). I think we got about 3 minutes of blue sky on the last day I was there, and it was overcast like this the rest of the time.

  • 4 years ago
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    It was certainly creepy! Unfortunately the church's floor is in such a horrible state of rot that I decided not to go in...I've got another photo of the inside that I was able to take without actually walking into the place. If there's enough interest, I'll post an album of shots from the island. I took something like 1500...so naturally there are about 10 passable pictures. :P

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