Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Nocturnes Descend on Mare Island

During the full moon last month, over thirty night photographers descended upon the decommissioned photo wonderland of Mare Island, in Vallejo, CA. The event was organized by Tim Baskerville of the Bay Area-based Nocturnes.

(Photo by Andy Frazer)

Mare Island is a fascinating place. In 1854 it became the first permanent US Naval installation on the west coast. Since being decommissioned in 1995, the land is slowly being migrated over to to residential housing and light industrial warehousing. But many of the Naval cranes, and all of the dry docks, still remain. For more information about visiting Mare Island, contact the Mare Island Historic Park Foundation.

(Photo by Shawn Peterson)

To see a sample of 44 photographs taken by other night photographers during the October full moon, check out the Nocturnes071027 tag set on Flickr!


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