Photos of Nothing

by Kristi Hines · Arizona, HDR


Nothing, Arizona that is. On my first solo drive to Las Vegas, I decided to stop and take a few photos around this little area with a population of 4.

Nothing, Arizona

I learned about this little town from one of my favorite bands, Nine Inch Nails. On one of their tours, they stopped and took a photo here to go with their label, Nothing Records. I tried searching for it on Google to include it here, but alas I can’t find it now. Should’ve saved it back then.

No Tresspassing in Nothing AZ

These were all shot before I started getting serious about photography and developed an interest in urban exploration. Now I’m going to have to get some more shots of it on my next road trip this fall. Hopefully the sky will get a little more interesting.

Nothing AZ All Mart

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-55mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Photomatix Pro 4


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nothingprofound

Nothing, Arizona! Is there really such a place? I want to move there. Nothing is my favorite thing.

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Kristi Hines

Certainly looks like it would be peaceful, depending on how nosy your 4 neighbors are. :)

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Outography

Ha! I’ve done that before. Stop by in the middle of no where. I end up deleting those photos, because I was not very happy about sad place. I don’t like sad stuff. :)

I bet you will have more awesome photos coming up about Las Vegas. I specifically like the architecture and sculptures in Las Vegas.

BTW, What do you use PhotoMatix pro for? Also. Do you take the photo in raw format or JPG?
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Kristi Hines

It used to be a rock shop – I found a really old photo of the area I took while driving by. There’s something interesting about going to abandoned places though – you get to use your imagination and wonder what it looked like back when it was full of life.

PhotoMatix is for creating HDR images. I always shoot in raw format and then use the camera software to convert it to JPG either to put into PhotoMatix or upload to the site. :)

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Outography

Kristi:

Thank you for the info about PhotoMatix. I always wonder how people create such dynamic images. I have tried that in Photoshop without any luck.

I just found out some great examples of using HDR. Ha. This will open my door to something even incredible.

Here are 35 HDR images on Smashing Magazine.

I should start taking Raw image … Need a much bigger compact flash card. Thanks!

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Kristi Hines

You’re welcome, although I’m a total newbie with HDR – if you want some more details about it (and good examples) you’ll want to check out my husband’s HDR photography. He uses a mix of tools including PhotoMatix, Lightroom, Photoshop, and Topaz. Not necessarily all on one photo, but it depends on what he wants to do with them as to which tools he uses. :)

And yes, I think RAW is better because it saves so much information with the photo, making it more manipulatable.

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Nathan Schepker

Great shots! With all of 4 people, I wonder how it got it’s name? :)
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Kristi Hines

According to Wikipedia, the town sign once read:

“The staunch citizens of Nothing are full of Hope, Faith, and Believe in the work ethic. Thru-the-years-these dedicated people had faith in Nothing, hoped for Nothing, worked at Nothing, for Nothing.”

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Chris Nitz

Population of 4…HAHAHA! Nice little find, and really, who would be trespassing in the middle of nowhere. I like how there is even some fresh barbed-wire up. That certainly lets ya know the owners are not playing around ;)
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Kristi Hines

Thanks Chris! Yeah, they have that place on lock down like everyone in their brother is stopping there. You don’t even get a heads up it’s coming or an exit – I’ve just driven past it so many times that I knew where it would be so I could stop in time.

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These are fantastic! They remind me of the movie Legion.
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Kristi Hines

Thanks Kimberly. They filmed in New Mexico, which is a pretty similar look to AZ. Been meaning to check out that movie – now I’ll definitely have to! :)

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Justin

I really dig this little series. There are the perfect little road trip finds. Nicely done!

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Kristi Hines

Thanks Justin! I used to sleep through road trips (when I was a passenger, of course) but now I’m on the lookout for nice little stops like this.

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Ryan Sexton

I just thought of a great caption for this photo. “All Mart, where all 4 people in town work.”
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Kristi Hines

Lol… I like it! :) I hope they’re not working in there though…

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