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Sunday, August 28, 2011

A few more from out West

Well, it's back to the archives again. These are more shots taken in the predigital era, mostly out West. The first shot is taken in California, but it "does not exist." At least you cannot find it on a map, because it is where a secret Lockheed plant existed. The next photo was taken in some State or National Park out there somewhere - I do not remember where. The third photo was one of the few that I still have from my first trip to Costa Rica, in 1971, and is taken where my Costa Rican family had their finca (ranch), near the border with Nicaragua, complete with active volcanos, and no paved roads. The next one is a desolate farm, near Manchester, Tennessee, obviously in the winter, which adds to the desolation. The next two are from Washington state, the first is Mount Rainier, the second one is from Olympic National Park. And the last photo is a bird's-eye-view of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, in Colorado.


  1. Nice pictures from a bygone era. I still remember the days when I used to take pictures with film cameras. I had to be so careful about what picture I will take, since film was limited and costly. But it does teaches one to wait for the opportune moment for the shot.

  2. Wonderful shots! These places look so wild, peaceful and tranquil without people. Probably to-day most of them are built up and their beauty is long gone.

  3. Yes, indeed. Time has certainly taken its toll on these places, as well as on me. Their beauty is not gone, but it is more hidden. And Ramakant, I grew up with film being costly, so you're very right about having to get it right the first time. It's still a great exercise.