Con Air

(click image to view on black // canon 5d mark ii, rokinon 14mm 2.8, iso 400, f/8, 1/80th // buy print)

Back in late July on a random storm chase down in Tucson, I ended up close to the Boneyard, so I thought I’d try to frame some of these amazing old airplanes against a monsoon sky. It wasn’t super easy, as every yard has barbed-wire-laced chain link fences surrounding them. I pulled my truck up to about 2 feet away from a fence, got up on top of the roof and shot down into the yard. Was actually kind of interesting because it was like the truck was a moving tripod and I repositioned a few times to get the composition I wanted.

I believe when I was taking the shot, 50% of the motivation was so I could use it for Movie Title Wednesday, haha. Con Air has been a long-time favorite of mine…Malkovich, Buscemi, Cusack…Cage…”Put the bunny…back…in the box.” There is nothing about that movie that isn’t awesome. Great lines, great actors…glorified, over-done action scenes. So good.

These boneyards would be such an amazing place to photograph for a day or two. Endless fun.

 

  • http://scottwyden.com Scott Wyden Kivowitz

    This is an awesome shot dude, and such a cool place!

  • http://www.scottwoodphotoblog.com Scott Wood

    Sweet. I used to live just a mile or so away from the boneyard. They used to do tours, if they still do, I would highly recommend taking one.

  • Cap’n Schwartz

    I feel the need… the need for speed OOOOWWW!