This was photographed in a ghost town, that falls just a few miles outside of the California/Nevada border.Â The town begins after Death Valley National Park ends, essentially 3 miles into Nevada.Â After another mile or two – one finds themselves in the cute, but rather coarse [vs a big city] – town of Beatty, Nevada.Â Beatty is home to about 3,000 people, and if you’ve been there, chime in.Â I’d love to see your coverage of the area.Â Most of mine is lost, however this old file was located the other day, so I’m overjoyed to post it.Â Â I resized this from the 16 megabyte tiff I had created 3 years ago, and uploaded.Â Levels are adjusted to what I’d be able to do in the darkroom.
That brings me to an important point for me, I don’t do anything I couldn’t do on film. with film. Generally.Â It makes working harder, but I feel my work is much stronger for that.Â I’ve always held this opinion.Â Ocasionally I play with digital manipulation, however my work in what one might argue to be “simple black and white,”Â I still find completely stunning and fantastic.Â There’s nothing like it.Â I try to stay true to form.
For example, I don’t even use layers.Â You heard it directly from me.Â Yes, I’m serious.