Goldfield

Zak, Nick and Aaron return to the dusty old ghost town that launched their careers -- Goldfield, NV.

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The guys receive some words of wisdom and a blessing from a local Native American chief. 960 1280

  

The guys go over notes on a miniature train that runs through Bonnie Springs. 960 1280

  

Zak performs his first stunt for an Old West shootout scene. 960 1280

  

Zak, Nick and Aaron interview Deedee Dudlee, who had a paranormal experience while working at Bonnie Springs. 960 1280

  

Zak does some sunbathing in an old bath tub on the main street of Bonnie Springs. 960 1280

  

Nick and Aaron film Zak pretending to shoot an invisible foe. 960 1280

  

Zak stands on the front porch of the old Opera House with interview subject Joe Tasso, while Nick films them. 960 1280

  

Joe Tasso shows the guys how a padlock opened mysteriously in his hand. 960 1280

  

Joe Tasso shows the guys how a padlock opened mysteriously in his hand. 960 1280

  

Zak and Nick give Aaron a few spins on the haunted merry-go-round. 960 1280

  

The National Hotel is a historic landmark, and it is one of the longest continually run hotels west of the Rocky Mountains. 960 1280

  

Zak and Aaron interview two police officers outside the hotel where a suicide took place in 2007. 960 1280

  

Kevin, a local drug dealer, took his life when local police came to arrest him. 960 1280

  

Nick taking a break from filming in front of the National Hotel. 960 1280

  

Zak talks to some local townspeople around the National Hotel. Former hotel guests have report seeing several different apparitions, the most notorious being one of a little girl who plays in the hallways. 960 1280

  

While learning about the National Hotel, the guys hear that the town's underground tunnels and caves have a great deal of paranormal activity as well. 960 1280

  

The bar inside the National Hotel showcases some of the hotel's historic artifacts. 960 1280

  

Zak enters the mining cavern under the Old Brewery. 960 1280

  

These shafts are the final resting place for many Chinese workers, who died inside these caves during the times of the Gold Rush. 960 1280

  

Zak shows off his dance moves with a Nevada City local. 960 1280

  

Aaron gets pranked for falling asleep on the job. 960 1280

  

Zak and Nick set up a shot in a local Spirit House shop in town. 960 1280

  

The guys hope to contact the spirit of Kevin in Room 80 where he took his life. 960 1280

  

Photos

The Pioneer Saloon

The Pioneer Saloon

Aaron prepares to investigate the space around the bar inside the Pioneer Saloon. It’s believed that multiple people lost their lives in the old mineshaft that runs below the bar. 960 1280

  

The Pioneer Saloon

The Pioneer Saloon

Fellow paranormal investigator, Robert Allen, believes that one of the spirits haunting the Pioneer Saloon is Carole Lombard, 1930s screen siren and wife of Clark Gable. 960 1280

  

The Pioneer Saloon

The Pioneer Saloon

The Pioneer Saloon is home to a rich history, but it has had its share of dark moments. 960 1280

  

Goodsprings, NV

Goodsprings, NV

ATVs are the ideal mode of transportation for navigating the unforgiving Nevada desert. 960 1280

  

Goodsprings, NV

Goodsprings, NV

Remnants of the 1942 plane crash that killed Carole Lombard can still be found strewn about in the Nevada desert near Mount Potosi. 960 1280

  

Aaron in Goodsprings, NV

Aaron in Goodsprings, NV

Aaron can’t help but goof around when there are ATVs and silly goggles involved. 960 1280

  

The GAC in Goodsprings, NV

The GAC in Goodsprings, NV

The guys take a caravan of off-road vehicles to the summit of Mount Potosi. 960 1280

  

Mount Potosi

Mount Potosi

Mount Potosi is the site of the plane crash that took Carole Lombard’s life. 960 1280

  

Mount Potosi

Mount Potosi

Zak points down at the mountain below him, likely the spot where the plane crashed. 960 1280

  

Mount Potosi

Mount Potosi

Nick treks down the mountainside to look for wreckage to see if any spiritual energy of the victims remains. 960 1280

  

Goodsprings, NV

Goodsprings, NV

The guys also visit Belle Mine as part of their investigation to search for remnants of the once functional mine. 960 1280

  

The Pioneer Saloon

The Pioneer Saloon

A cow skull decorates a table in the Pioneer Saloon. 960 1280

  

The GAC in Goodsprings, NV

The GAC in Goodsprings, NV

Zak, Nick and Aaron roll into Goodsprings, NV, in style. 960 1280

  

The Pioneer Saloon

The Pioneer Saloon

Zak, Nick and Aaron take a moment to prepare before heading into the night’s lockdown at the Pioneer Saloon. 960 1280

  

Goldfield, NV

Goldfield, NV

Nick photographs the small town of Goldfield, NV, which became a boomtown in 1902 when gold was discovered there. 960 1280

  

The Tonopah Historic Mining Park

The Tonopah Historic Mining Park

The Tonopah Historic Mining Park is located on the grounds that started the rush among workers to settle in Tonopah, earning it the nickname, “Queen of the Silver Camps.” 960 1280

  

Goldfield, NV

Goldfield, NV

Nick photographs the landscape of Goldfield. A fire destroyed the town in 1923, but several of the buildings remain standing today. 960 1280

  

Goldfield Hotel

Goldfield Hotel

The abandoned Goldfield Hotel is on the Nevada State Register of Historic Places. 960 1280

  

Goldfield, NV

Goldfield, NV

Nick stands under an arch in Goldfield that was once part of a saloon before it was destroyed by a fire in 1922. 960 1280

  

Goldfield Hotel

Goldfield Hotel

A faded yellow chair sits in a decaying room in the Goldfield Hotel. 960 1280

  

Goldfield Hotel

Goldfield Hotel

An old safe at the abandoned Goldfield Hotel. 960 1280

  

Goldfield Hotel

Goldfield Hotel

The guys film a scene in front of the Goldfield Hotel. 960 1280

  

Goldfield Hotel

Goldfield Hotel

A memorial sits in a nearly destroyed room in the Goldfield Hotel. 960 1280

  

Goldfield, NV

Goldfield, NV

The guys grab a few photographs of the desolate desert landscape surrounding the Goldfield Hotel. 960 1280

  

Goldfield, NV

Goldfield, NV

Zak finds a deserted dirt road in Goldfield, NV. 960 1280

  

Goldfield, NV

Goldfield, NV

A mining car sits on a track near Goldfield, full of rich mining history. 960 1280

  

Goldfield, NV

Goldfield, NV

Rows of old crosses mark graves by the road in Goldfield. 960 1280

  

Goldfield, NV

Goldfield, NV

Abandoned pieces of machinery dot the landscape of Goldfield. 960 1280

  

Skateboarder

Skateboarder

Aaron Goodwin captured this shot of a skateboarder in a massive drainage ditch in Henderson, NV. Aaron shot with a Canon EOS 7D.
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skateboarders in a tunnel

skateboarders in a tunnel

When shooting in a tunnel, change your setting to AV (Aperture Priority), which allows you to change your F-Stop that controls your shutter speed. Your shutter speed will slow down as it gets darker. 960 1280

  

Selfie of Aaron Goodwin

Selfie of Aaron Goodwin

In this image, Aaron used a remote trigger with his iPhone to position the camera away from him and out of reach in order to get the perfect shot. 960 1280

  

underneath shot of a skateboarders board

underneath shot of a skateboarders board

When you're shooting your subject, focus on the shadow and not the person. Here, Aaron took shots from different angles to enhance the overall quality of the photo. 960 1280

  

Selfie of Aaron Goodwin

Selfie of Aaron Goodwin

Spinning on a chair creates the perfect selfie with a motion blur background. 960 1280

  

aaron goodwin captures a selfie standing next to an RV

aaron goodwin captures a selfie standing next to an RV

Aaron shoots a reflecting selfie off the side of an Airstream RV in Las Vegas. 960 1280

  

Red Rock Canyon sunset

Red Rock Canyon sunset

Aaron captures a low shot of the cactus and the sun setting over the Red Rock Canyon. 960 1280

  

Panoramic picture of Red Rock Canyon sunset

Panoramic picture of Red Rock Canyon sunset

Using a Sony Alpha NEX-7, Aaron captures a beautiful shot of the sun setting behind the Red Rock Canyon Mountains in Nevada. Originally a full-size photo, this shot was cropped into a panoramic. 960 1280

  

BLT sanwich from Hash House A Go Go

BLT sanwich from Hash House A Go Go

Aaron shoots with a Sony DSC-RX100 to capture a high shot of a classic but extremely delicious shot of a BLT sandwich at Hash House a Go Go. 960 1280

  

Chicken and waffle at Hash House A Go Go

Chicken and waffle at Hash House A Go Go

Using natural light and different angels, Aaron captures a tasty shot of Hash House A Go Go’s Chicken and Waffles. Be creative when you shoot (i.e. from the side, at an angle). The shot doesn’t always have to be head-on. 960 1280

  

Chicken and Waffles with a colorful drink

Chicken and Waffles with a colorful drink

Adding color to a muted photo -- in this case, a colorful drink -- accentuates the photo. 960 1280

  

Lou Ruvo building in Nevada

Lou Ruvo building in Nevada

Using a Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Aaron takes the perfect shot of Lou Ruvo. When taking architectural shots, take advantage of the sun setting to capture a cool sun flare on the building. Aaron chooses to focus on the various lines on the outside of the building, rather than the entire building. 960 1280

  

Vertical shot of the inside of Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Vertical shot of the inside of Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

A vertical shot of Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, designed by Frank Gehry. While shooting, Aaron used a series of settings. In post/edit mode, the 3 shots were merged together to create the perfect shot, as pictured here. 960 1280

  


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