Saturday, April 28, 2012

My Photo Shoot Location

I had mentioned recently that I want to show you where I shoot my photos. I love, love, love including barbed wire in my photos. I used to shoot in a public park 80 miles from home, near where I used to work. I loved the location but then I stopped commuting there. And 80 miles is a bit far to photograph projects, right? Well, it didn't occur to me until I began this blog that I have a real gem close to home. Real close. Four houses away. DUH!! It had to grow pretty green hay for me to take notice.

I was standing in front of my house. See, how close it is? Right at the end of my street.


Los Banos, California neighborhood


On a clear day you can see Yosemite from here. Snow covered mountains and everything. Its quite a view here.

Los Banos, California neighborhood


Someone seems to like to set this parcel on fire.....see the burnt fence?

Los Banos, California neighborhood


I use the post on the left a lot for cuff photographs.

Los Banos, California neighborhood


And the wire.

Los Banos, California neighborhood


Here is the view when facing south. More farmland at the end of this street.

Los Banos, California neighborhood


Old outbuilding with lots of cactus. The cactus has a lot of unripe fruit.

Los Banos, California neighborhood


I wonder about this little house. Its a teeny-tiny little house, obviously not lived in for a long time.

Los Banos, California neighborhood


Seems that someone broke in. To party inside, probably.

Los Banos, California neighborhood  


Check out that cool screened in porch off the back.

Los Banos, California neighborhood


Who knows what this is? Maybe grain storage?

Los Banos, California neighborhood


Someone made it look pretty at one time and these are still hanging on!

Los Banos, California neighborhood


Big, beautiful old barn.

Los Banos, California neighborhood


Someone set the palm on fire a couple of Saturdays ago. Bummer :(

Los Banos, California neighborhood

Los Banos, California neighborhood


Old livestock stalls.

Los Banos, California neighborhood


Perfect place for my goat ;-)

Los Banos, California neighborhood


This makes me wonder....
The downside to living in an ag area is all of the pesticides used. Los Banos grows a lot of cotton, including in the fields surrounding my neighborhood, and cotton is one of the "dirtiest" crops grown. We have a lot of crop dusting here. Its fun to watch the helicopters and airplanes do their thing until I remember what they are spraying. Then its into the house with the doors and windows closed!

Los Banos, California neighborhood


Still, what a gem, right? I love, love, love this spot for my photos.

Los Banos, California neighborhood





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