3 cameras and a burned motel

The ruins of a motel are north of Seattle, a hundred feet SE of this google maps pushpin. I had seen it while traveling southbound on I-5 for years, and always meant to go check it out.   The sign had said, “Back in 2000!” for a long time.

Here’s a screen grab from Bing maps (helpfully out of date) of the motel in better times:bingmapsThe only thing left standing is the upper left building.

On Saturday I headed out there with some friends, and 3 cameras:img_5220

A Konica autofocus point & shoot, a Canon G-III QL and a Yashica Electro 35.  It was a cloudy day, so I was shooting some fast film.  One roll was ISO 400, but the others were 1600 and 3200.   I knew it would be grainy.12-10-16-motel_001

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Couch in front.

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We wanted to check out that pill bottle, but the place was too unstable to enter.

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The car was roped to the pole for some reason.

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Trash out front.

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Jana and her pinhole camera.

I can’t remember which camera shot which shots.

Usually I let my scanner automatically color correct, but this time I didn’t.  I like the results.

After this, we went to the abandoned dairy.

 

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