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November 9th - Bakersfield Sign

November 9th - Bakersfield Sign

This is known locally as "The Bakersfield Sign." It's a replica, albeit smaller, of the original Bakersfield sign that bridged
across Union Avenue, the main road into town for many years. Union Avenue is a six lane road that was the main business
district untill the freeway was built and skirted around the outside of town. The sign was finally torn down a few years back
because of safety concerns. California is an earthquake state, afterall.

An old employer asked me to take a few shots of the sign to use in a promotional gift they're doing. I think this one turned out best.


Canon EOS 300D Digital Rebel
30s f/22.0 at 27.0mm iso100 full exif

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Craig Persel03-Mar-2006 10:57
Guest 13-Nov-2004 00:04
love the streaks of car lights.
jude10-Nov-2004 06:19
I like it.. Great clarity on this night shot.. I like the way the lettering spans most of the top of the image
Michael Todd Thorpe10-Nov-2004 03:53
Boy, the pbase compression looks a bit chunky on this!