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I tell my students, "When you see drama in the sky, get out there and take a photo!" ... See MoreSee Less

I tell my students, When you see drama in the sky, get out there and take a photo!

This rain has brought a welcome reprieve to the week's warmer temps. Everything is a little cooler this morning, and a little softer... ... See MoreSee Less

This rain has brought a welcome reprieve to the weeks warmer temps. Everything is a little cooler this morning, and a little softer...

In an alley, downtown Bakersfield. ... See MoreSee Less

In an alley, downtown Bakersfield.

To coin a phrase, “the best camera is the one you have with you...” iPhone, downtown Bakersfield ... See MoreSee Less

To coin a phrase, “the best camera is the one you have with you...” iPhone, downtown Bakersfield

Big skies downtown today. ... See MoreSee Less

Big skies downtown today.

 

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Hoping to get out for some photography today. The skies look amazing

A little Friday afternoon black-and-white. Downtown Bakersfield, CA. ... See MoreSee Less

A little Friday afternoon black-and-white. Downtown Bakersfield, CA.

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Michael Thorpe Photography

I haven’t posted one of these in a while. From my trip to Tehachapi today...A little bit of grunge and texture for an abstract this afternoon. Tehachapi, California. ... See MoreSee Less

I haven’t posted one of these in a while. From my trip to Tehachapi today...

A little bit of grunge and texture for an abstract this afternoon. Tehachapi, California. ... See MoreSee Less

A little bit of grunge and texture for an abstract this afternoon. Tehachapi, California.

From this afternoon. A little light and shadow, and a bit of texture... ... See MoreSee Less

From this afternoon. A little light and shadow, and a bit of texture...

The clouds and cooler temperatures this morning were a welcome reprieve from the summer heat. Perhaps Fall is upon us...

Tower Line Rd & Hwy 58, Kern County.
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The clouds and cooler temperatures this morning were a welcome reprieve from the summer heat. Perhaps Fall is upon us...

Tower Line Rd & Hwy 58, Kern County.

Three weeks into my photography classes in Tehachapi and I finally made time to stop for a photo... From this morning, the seven o'clock hour: ... See MoreSee Less

Three weeks into my photography classes in Tehachapi and I finally made time to stop for a photo... From this morning, the seven oclock hour:

 

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That cloud looks like a ghost.👻 I love the golden hills next to the blue sky and white cloud. With this crazy heat I'm surprised the whole area around there hasn't all gone up in smoke. Must be too hot for the arsonists to be out.

That cloud really does look like a genie.

Looks like a genie to me

Almost directly across from where I took the earlier photograph of the vineyard I saw this barn nestled in the trees. It was this barn that made me decide to turn around a go back... I would have liked a little less shadows on the barn, but sometimes you take what you get. ... See MoreSee Less

Almost directly across from where I took the earlier photograph of the vineyard I saw this barn nestled in the trees. It was this barn that made me decide to turn around a go back... I would have liked a little less shadows on the barn, but sometimes you take what you get.

 

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I think the shadows on the barn give it more character and depth.

Beautiful photos my friend. I loved the vineyard, but this one takes the cake! You are much talented.

A vineyard just off Highway 101 at 175 in Mendocino County.

I drove past this spot and almost didn't stop. I thought twice and doubled back, parking on the opposite side of the road. I grabbed my camera and started across only to be surprised by an oncoming car I hadn't noticed. The car wasn't moving very fast, but I still hustled to get out of the way. My big feet didn't keep up with me and I took a tumble! My only thought was protecting my camera, and I landed squarely on my right knee and my elbows. I rolled onto my back, camera raised above me, as the car slowed to check on me... I said I was fine, and the car moved on. But that was far from the truth... I was out of breath from the pain in my knee and the shock of the fall. After I recovered, I got up and got the shot. Was it worth all of that? I don't know...
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A vineyard just off Highway 101 at 175 in Mendocino County.

I drove past this spot and almost didnt stop. I thought twice and doubled back, parking on the opposite side of the road. I grabbed my camera and started across only to be surprised by an oncoming car I hadnt noticed. The car wasnt moving very fast, but I still hustled to get out of the way. My big feet didnt keep up with me and I took a tumble! My only thought was protecting my camera, and I landed squarely on my right knee and my elbows. I rolled onto my back, camera raised above me, as the car slowed to check on me... I said I was fine, and the car moved on. But that was far from the truth... I was out of breath from the pain in my knee and the shock of the fall. After I recovered, I got up and got the shot. Was it worth all of that? I dont know...

 

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At least you have a good story!

And hoping U r ok

BEAUTIFUL PHOTO 🙂 was worth it 🙂 🙂

Yes it was!!!

This is worth at least two extremities. Outstanding shot. 🔥

It was worth it if you didn't permanently damage your knee!

Hope you're okay! This is amazing!

Yikes! The pic is beautiful.

Better start paying attention!! 😳

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One of my favorite vistas in the Santa Cruz mountains. Looking to the west, and the Pacific, from high in the hills and Highway 9. ... See MoreSee Less

One of my favorite vistas in the Santa Cruz mountains. Looking to the west, and the Pacific, from high in the hills and Highway 9.

A couple weeks ago I took a trip to northern California. On the way out of the valley, I stopped along Highway 46 and shot this photo of the hills and clouds. A gorgeous day for pictures. ... See MoreSee Less

A couple weeks ago I took a trip to northern California. On the way out of the valley, I stopped along Highway 46 and shot this photo of the hills and clouds. A gorgeous day for pictures.

 

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That's close to where we live. Beautiful picture! I love the terrain over there.

Been a busy few days and I'm just getting around to posting this. From last Thursday. Bruce's Truck Stop sign on Hwy 58 in east Bakersfield. Of course, as I was shooting this, a man came up to me to and, in the course of our conversation, he told me the sign would be coming down soon. Ah, Bakersfield... how little regard you have for your history and culture. ... See MoreSee Less

Been a busy few days and Im just getting around to posting this. From last Thursday. Bruces Truck Stop sign on Hwy 58 in east Bakersfield. Of course, as I was shooting this, a man came up to me to and, in the course of our conversation, he told me the sign would be coming down soon. Ah, Bakersfield... how little regard you have for your history and culture.

 

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I know what I am doing this weekend going and getting a photo of this sign. its been on my to do list for awhile

Go to Pioneer Village in Bakersfield. A bunch of them are there along with the history of Bakersfield and surrounding towns. It's an interesting place.

1 years ago

Michael Thorpe Photography

The inimitable Charlotte White and I are at the BC Garden Fest today... come by and see us! ... See MoreSee Less

The inimitable Charlotte White and I are at the BC Garden Fest today... come by and see us!Image attachment

From today... on Hwy 223 about eleven miles outside Arvin, CA. ... See MoreSee Less

From today... on Hwy 223 about eleven miles outside Arvin, CA.

The first poppies of 2017 along Bena Road... ... See MoreSee Less

The first poppies of 2017 along Bena Road...

I haven't done one of these in a while... I've been in 'landscapes' mode for a long time.

From this morning... "Speedy"... Downtown, Bakersfield.
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I havent done one of these in a while... Ive been in landscapes mode for a long time.

From this morning... Speedy... Downtown, Bakersfield.
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