Headgate and Winter Sunset, San Joaquin County, CA

The setting sun turns clouds pink over a headgate in an irrigation ditch on a farm in San Joaquin County, California

The setting sun turns clouds pink over a headgate in an irrigation ditch on a farm in San Joaquin County, California


The setting sun turns clouds pink over a headgate in an irrigation ditch on a farm in San Joaquin County, California

Date: 3/12/13

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Tree Silhouette, Mount Hamilton, CA

A tree in silhouetted by a winter sunset at the base of the Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton in Santa Clara County, California.

A tree in silhouetted by a winter sunset at the base of the Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton in Santa Clara County, California.

A tree in silhouetted by a winter sunset at the base of the Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton in Santa Clara County, California.

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Main Street, Darwin, CA

Main Street, Darwin, CA

Morning along Main Street in the ghost town of Darwin, California. The building beneath the telephone pole was The Outpost, which was built in the 1920′s. It was enlarged and converted into a cafe in 1929. The service station sold both unleaded gasoline and a special mixture for turbo powered engines. The building was also a United States Post Office. Today, Darwin is a ghost town with less than 50 residents.

Morning along Main Street in the ghost town of Darwin, California. The building beneath the telephone pole was The Outpost, which was built in the 1920′s. It was enlarged and converted into a cafe in 1929. The service station sold both unleaded gasoline and a special mixture for turbo powered engines. The building was also a United States Post Office. Today, Darwin is a ghost town with less than 50 residents.

Date: Feb. 1, 2010

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The Outpost, Darwin, CA

The Outpost, Darwin, CA

The Outpost was built in the 1920′s as a pool hall in Darwin, California. It was enlarged and converted into a cafe in 1929. The service station sold both unleaded gasoline and a special mixture for turbo powered engines. The building was also a United States Post Office. Today, Darwin is a ghost town with less than 50 residents.

The Outpost was built in the 1920′s as a pool hall in Darwin, California. It was enlarged and converted into a cafe in 1929. The service station sold both unleaded gasoline and a special mixture for turbo powered engines. The building was also a United States Post Office. Today, Darwin is a ghost town with less than 50 residents.

Date: 2/1/2010

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Inyo Mountain Morning in Black and White

The sun burns through the morning clouds and fog on the Inyo Mountains and the Owens Valley in eastern California.

The sun burns through the morning clouds and fog on the Inyo Mountains and the Owens Valley in eastern California.

The sun burns through the morning clouds and fog on the Inyo Mountains and the Owens Valley in eastern California. I was concerned I was going to get skunked for photos this morning as there was a very low cloud cover obscuring everything beneath a few hundred feet. I decided to take a drive along the base of the Inyo Mountains and got lucky as the sun began to burn through the fog.

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Camera Giveaway

To celebrate their 5th anniversary, Borrow Lenses is giving away a Canon 5D Mark III or Nikon D800 dSLR to one lucky fan. Additionally, there are nearly a dozen bonus prizes from Adobe, GuraGear, Nik Software, SmugMug, OnOne Software, ThinkTank, Dreamcore Pictures, Collagewall.com and 500px.com. The contest runs on their Facebook page through July 16, 2012.

If you haven’t checked out their website, I encourage you to do so. I’ve rented multiple times from them. Their customer service is top notch and they have quite a variety of equipment.

You can find the contest at http://bit.ly/K8pnbQ.

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Gas Pump Sign, Bodie, CA

A sign on a gas pump at Bodie, California warning about the lead (tetraethyl) content of the gasoline

A sign on a gas pump at Bodie, California warning about the lead (tetraethyl) content of the gasoline

A sign on a gas pump at Bodie, California warning about the lead (tetraethyl) content of the gasoline. Bodie State Historic Park is a ghost town located in Mono County. At one time, thanks to gold mining, 10,000 people lived in the town. Today, it is kept in a state of arrested decay by the state of California.

Date: 11/16/2008

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Shell Gas Pump, Bodie, CA

A Shell Gasoline pump and wooden buildings at Bodie, California

A Shell Gasoline pump and wooden buildings at Bodie, California


A Shell Gasoline pump and wooden buildings at Bodie, California. Bodie State Historic Park is a ghost town located in Mono County. At one time, thanks to gold mining, 10,000 people lived in the town. Today, it is kept in a state of arrested decay by the state of California.

Date: 11/16/2008

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