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

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

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!

BEAUTIFUL PHOTO 🙂 was worth it 🙂 🙂

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.

And hoping U r ok

Yes it was!!!

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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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.

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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.

On the way home this afternoon I took a little detour down to Caliente... one of the railroad crossings, at the intersection with Bena Road: ... See MoreSee Less

On the way home this afternoon I took a little detour down to Caliente... one of the railroad crossings, at the intersection with Bena Road: