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The Dubbo Drive In

Why in Dubbo?

I am sure you were wondering why I was in Dubbo. But, I can replace that wonder with a more intense wonder: why did Neal Stephenson take this photo of me during a Breaking and Entering operation to get into the abandoned drive-in theater? I will answer this very good question at a later time. HDR Photo

Daily Photo – The Dubbo Drive In

The night before was stormy and wet and all around rather unDubbo. I had read stories from Mark Twain about people needing to use a shovel on their carpet to get dirt out of their homes in Dubbo. But I didn’t see any of that. On the morning we flew back to Sydney, I saw this abandoned drive-in-theater. The venue was all locked up, and there was a big sign that warned of a guard dog. I discounted the sign because it looked older than the average age of a guard dog.

So then I figured out the best way to wedge my body between the gates while staying below the barbed wire. After being my willing accomplice and handing me the tripod, Neal snapped that photo above.

Dubbo Movie Theater

The Dubbo Drive In

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
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  • Aperturef/4
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length14mm (14mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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  • susan ratcliff

    Cool shot ……..about the breaking and entering…..oh Trey you really didn’t do that did you? :)

  • Casper van Zyl

    We had plenty drive in theatres back in Johannesburg many built on mine dumps.Today many of those dumps are being re-filtered as there is still gold dust and chemicals they extract.Much of those dumps were used in the early days as sand for the new house foundation so to get rid of it all. Those houses you will not find white ants because of the cyanide in the soil,also there would be other chemicals as well as a bit of goldas in dust. Hope you did not bring shame to your family by breaking and entering hehe!!

  • Casper van Zyl

    Enjoyed the video,a good thing to have in travel, is duck tape. Have about a meter around each leg of my tripod, never no when your bag breaks or screw thead on a cheap tripod goes also in my tripod legs there, when you unscew the foot are some cable ties as well as in my camera bag. Have to big one for any funny business on the air craft and no ones got hand cuffs I have ties hehe!!

  • http://www.photoitsu.com/ Chris Lehman

    Cool shot…not sure what the laws are – incriminating evidence I think in the photo though – RE: breaking and entering ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/Doriesmom Gail Stayton Moshier

    Love this photo, Trey. Glad you climbed that fence to get it!!!

  • http://photoventures.wordpress.com/ Jeff Peterson

    Great photo and great story of breaking in to get the photo.

  • Greg King

    I’m loving seeing the images from Australia Trey. So glad you could finally make it over here. One thing though mate, don’t let our “smack down” Prime Minister see these photos! Hehehe……. Great work, keep them coming!

  • Daniel Shortt

    I’ve come to the conclusion that fences are for other people, I’ve done the exact same thing in search of a shot.

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