Ridgecrest run phone pictures.

The Five Fingers.

It’s not all of them but these seemed to be the best from the Samsung Galaxy 7.

Vivid sunset this evening out here in my world.

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Piper’s visit to the Central Coast Part 1

I finally got a chance this morning to upload pictures to the laptop of Missus ORPO and I taking Piper to the Central Coast!

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Piper on the one of the circular staircases at Camp SLO Billeting

Several pics of Piper and Grammy on Oceano State Beach

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Piper with a horse mounted California State Parks Volunteer

 

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The Santa Barbara Fire

The big fire down by Santa Barbara is at 4,000 plus acres. This morning the smoke showed up in the Antelope Valley. At sunrise we realized it wasn’t high thin clouds.

I had to fuel my pickup and stop at the exchange before heading home. When I left the exchange, I could smell the smoke. Jets taking off were disappearing in short order on climb out from the base.

On the way home, I broke out my Trusty Nikon and grabbed a few pictures at the California City Boulevard turnoff. I give you those pictures.

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Cal City Boulevard looking North
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The San Gabriel Mountains
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Another shot of the San Gabriel Mountains
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Looking West toward the Tehachapi along the utility service road parallel to the 58
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Another view of Cal City Boulevard

I also decided to include the link to the latest on the fire from KTLA 5 out of Los Angeles.

Brush Fire Burning in Santa Barbara County Grows to 4,000 Acres; 5 Percent Contained

Sunrise in the Antelope Valley

I had to take Missus ORPO to LAX to fly to Syracuse, NY to surprise Son Number 1 on his Fortieth Birthday. I was up at 0100 and we were on the road at 0200. I pulled up in front of American Airlines in about 0350 and I was headed home by 0415. I stopped for breakfast at Denney’s in Santa Claria for breakfast and Stater Bros in Mojave where I picked up a new IPA from Sierra Nevada.

Coming down the hill to Palmdale is a scenic pull out and the sky in the East was getting light so I decided to break out the Nikon.

Some are good and some are not. I am still trying to get it figured out.

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Commander Cody, Canned Heat, Marshall Tucker Band

We caught a good one this past weekend at The Historic Pozo Saloon, up in the hills above Santa Margarita.

Commander Cody and The New Planet Airmen, Canned Heat and The Marshall Tucker Band……………………What a Splendid Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hippies, Bikers, Cowboys, Old Warhorses, etc…………………..even them Cowgirls in Daisy Dukes and Cowboy Boots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Commander Cody and The New Planet Airmen
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Canned Heat
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The Lady is Pat, age 70 and a Cancer Survivor
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Yeah, it was like that…………………..
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A Most Delicious Brew!
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Caught in the act!!!!!!!!!!!
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The Marshall Tucker Band!
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Speaks for itself!
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Caught in the act, part deux
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These two were having a really good time!
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This gentleman simply said to take his picture!

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Mojave Desert, Plane Pr0n, Train Pr0n on a Sunday

I did the Diet Pop run to Stater Bros in Mojave for the Missus today and even in the 106 degree heat……………………..it was time to use the Nikon………………………………..

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Convair 990 Coronado.
Convair 990 Coronado.

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GE Aft Fan engine
GE Aft Fan engine

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Phantom II. I don't know if this was a target drone or not.
Phantom II. I don’t know if this was a target drone or not.

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Wind Turbines!!!!!!!
Wind Turbines!!!!!!!

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CP Mojave
CP Mojave

The Union Pacific(Southern Pacific) yard also has the junction with the BNSF Mojave Subdivision. The BNSF has trackage rights over the Tehachapi Summit and the Tehachapi Loop from Mojave to Kern Junction.

Random Desert Pics, 13 August 2015

Keeping the Nikon in the Titan allows me to do this. I think I need to keep it up. I will hopefully get to shoot a few of some trains on the BNSF Mojave Subdivision.

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Looking toward Tehachapi at about 0620 hours
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The Rand Mountains
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The Borax Mine at Boron
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Classic Road, Telephone Poles and Mountains view from the Mojave Desert
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Air Force Rocket Lab out there on that mountain.

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