Castle Air Museum

The “Aerospace Museum” project began last spring during a visit to the Aerospace Museum of California at McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento. Last week I made a brief visit to the Castle Air Museum in Atwater (south of Modesto, CA) to explore the theme further. The photos from McClellan elicited some interesting responses when I shared them at the workshop at Lenswork last month. One man said he had grown up around aircraft like these, but he had never seen them in this way. Several others described them as soft or sensuous in appearance (which may be more visible in the prints).

I’m not sure where I’m going with this project, since I’ve never had a particular interest in or fondness for military aircraft. But it’s interesting to explore the play of light and shadow on these aging, yet still shiny surfaces. Here are a few images from the Castle Air Museum….

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Photographer, cartographer, and botanist/naturalist. Home is in Davis, California. Home-away-from-home is the eastern Sierra Nevada. Compiling a flora of the Bodie Hills.
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