I have been asked over and over again about where folks can get a print of my photograph of the iconic Bakersfield sign. Well, I now have it up on my etsy store… you can find it there!
The iconic Bakersfield Sign. © Michael Todd Thorpe
I got a nice little write-up in Bakersfield Magazine about my show at the Bakersfield Art Association Art Center this last May… Have a look.
Some street and abstract shots from my time wandering downtown this morning. Great light this morning…
Old corrugated sheet metal and a bit of weathered wood. Found in an alley.
Wooden doors. Near 21st street and Q.
Beautiful weathered surfaces, deep shadows and bright light.
A little bit of corrugated heaven.
“All is light and shadows.” ~ Michael Todd Thorpe
The palm trees in front of Sinaloa mexican restaurant. Early morning, downtown Bakersfield.
Old sidewalk stamp from 1929. Bakersfield, California.
I took a drive up the Kern River Canyon this morning, then looped around Lake Isabella, through Kernville, into Wofford Heights, over Alta Sierra and then back around through Glenville before returning home. I shot some film, yet to be developed, and some digital shots along the way. Here are the highlights…
A long exposure of the water tumbling over rocks on the Kern river.
Another view, long exposure of water and rocks. Near the mouth of the canyon, Kern river.
Light through the trees, on the old road in the Kern River Canyon.
Near Kernville. Reflections of the skies above the Kern River Valley.
Ranchland near Kernville, looking east.
Below Alta Sierra, thunderheads forming…
Some photos from tonight’s First Friday…
Skies above downtown Bakersfield
Late afternoon light and shadows.
In a crosswalk downtown for First Friday
On Highway 33, just south of Blackwell’s Corner and Highway 46. Looking to the southeast:
Storm in the southeast. From highway 33
A hazy view of Bear Mountain, as seen from General Beale Road, just off State Highway 58.
A hazy Bear Mountain from General Beale Rd.
This is on Bena Road, near Highway 223…
Looking into the sun on Bena Road…
Sometimes you have to grab a shot when and where you can. This was shot from my back yard while I was standing on a tree stump. These types of colors only last a few minutes when they happen in the morning, or evening for that matter.
Sunday sunrise from my back yard…