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Bakersfield (Oildale), California

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Nikon D50
1/1000s f/5.6 at 200.0mm full exif

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Guest 14-Dec-2007 14:34
This is extraordinary. The wasted stark landscape is profound. Fantastic work!
Guest 13-Aug-2007 05:30
You are a talented photographer.
Kaden Kratzer02-Apr-2007 00:11
This is what Hieronymus Bosch would do if he was alive today and had a camera. Bravo!!!
Robert Stuart Davies23-Dec-2006 07:41
Amazing -what a great image...particularly in B&W. Those verticals seem to me to bring some kind of haphazard order to the chaos..
Another terrific image Craig.
Regards Rob
Dominic Burke01-Nov-2006 11:08
great capture. Hiroshima-esque
Adrian Reilly08-Sep-2006 14:51
Deserves to be in a magazine:-) brilliant:-) Vote
Guest 02-Sep-2006 00:08
Such a beautiful graphic image.
Lester Weiss30-Aug-2006 23:13
very nice!

i pass through bakersfield on photo trips to so. cal, and i'm always wanting to get images of the place but somehow i find the city elusive. i've found lots to photograph in fresno but i still don't know how to penetrate bakersfield. i'm looking forward to looking through the rest of this gallery
Chuck Inglefield23-Jun-2006 16:44
pick....I'd put this busy image next to the other of the downtown sign...very cool
Ana Carloto O'Shea13-Mar-2006 13:48
It looks like a very old photo indeed.... It's almost like I can see movement in there :) I can't explain but that's what I feel like all was animated...
Guest 10-Mar-2006 06:43
Great shot. Not exactly what Bakersfield wants for its postcard.
Sue Robertson07-Mar-2006 06:51
Great shot. the detail is amazing.
JD07-Mar-2006 03:10
Wonderful. So much detail. It almost looks like a "naive" painting. Vote.
Vipin Mayer06-Mar-2006 22:00
excellent contrast, the place looks so strange,you got a nice shot here.
Ann LT06-Mar-2006 17:25
Wow,Craig! GMV
The detail is amazing.
Greg Harp06-Mar-2006 04:30
Amazing shot. Voted.
Ed Goodnight06-Mar-2006 00:20
I'm very much impressed with this image
Chuck Inglefield06-Mar-2006 00:14
what a find....great choice of lens to compress this landscape and tell a busy story. Fantastic!
TimA05-Mar-2006 22:58
Reminds me of an old map - for some reason Egyptian hieroglyphics spring to mind as well!
So wonderfully different from any image I've seen before - voted.
Guest 05-Mar-2006 22:03
don't know what to say more... speachless....
Steve H05-Mar-2006 20:38
Easy to see why it's called "Oildale"! Absolutely stunning shot Craig, I'd love to see a really big print of this - I want to stare into the detail. Bleak, thought provoking and beautiful. Voted
Sharon Rogers05-Mar-2006 15:59
This is wonderful it reminds me of an old photo. It's also somehow depressing - the poor land.
AL05-Mar-2006 14:18
Mind-blowing! Love the details and this is a very unique addition to your bakersfield gallery. Well done --> Voted!
Guest 05-Mar-2006 13:21
Amazing panorama. Truly great.
Chris Sofopoulos05-Mar-2006 09:36
So beautiful tones and picture!
Guenter Eh05-Mar-2006 07:22
A cosmos of details - industrial landscape with a feeling of depression - superb treatment and tonality.
Guest 05-Mar-2006 04:27
Excellent! Vertigineux... Bravo.
René Lortie05-Mar-2006 04:02
This great industrial landscape reminds me Edward Burtynsky's work. Impressive piece of art.
...duncan05-Mar-2006 04:01
Very good work. Love the treatment. Well done
Michael Shpuntov05-Mar-2006 03:38
It somehow reminds me old B&W pictures from 50 or so years old papers. Very interesting effect. B&W stunning. GMV
Guest 05-Mar-2006 02:36
Killer subject. Love how the long focal length compresses everything together. Another gerat addition. Excellent capture and I think the choice of processing is spot on here.
KimKong05-Mar-2006 00:15
Impressive landscape!
I completely agree with Eckhart.
Eckhart Derschmidt04-Mar-2006 23:42
Took some time to get what is on that picture. Not much of nature left here. The BW adds to the depressive atmosphere. Great shot!
fred_il04-Mar-2006 22:52
Steve England04-Mar-2006 22:37
Just makes me keep looking?..
Bleak but crammed full of detail?.. V
ltolksdorf04-Mar-2006 22:33
Very nice graphic effect.
David Clunas04-Mar-2006 22:24
Fantastic! -v-
Roger Richards04-Mar-2006 22:23
Extraordinary landscape, B&W just adds to the bleakness.All those vertical lines going off uphill into infinity and the total industrialisation of the land. Excellent composition.
Michel CORBOZ04-Mar-2006 22:19
Stunning shot!
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