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During my last trip to California me and my friend Joy went on a drive through the backroads of Siskiyou County in the northern part of the state. An area with a wild west atmosphere covered in sunburnt grass, old barns and houses and grazing cows. The only thing missing is a Zeb McCahan or Clint Eastwood showing up on a horse in sunrise looking for adventure.

The area was flooded by adventurers in during the gold rush that started in 1848 but is today a quiet county consisting mostly of ranches and people that has withdrawn for a bit of peace and quiet. It is also a conservative place in contrast to the liberal views in most other parts of California.
The landscape is beautiful and I love the mix of valleys, rivers and mountains with the snowclad Mount Shasta in the horizon.

During a four hour road trip we managed to get a bunch of photos of Joy, who happily modelled for me. If you want to see a slideshow with some more pictures check out my flickr site with this link:

More photos from my trip will follow later.


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  1. Debra says:


  2. Joy says:


    I had such a good time doing this with you. I was so nervous at first and had so many things going on at the time that we planned to go test out your camera and take pictures and at first it was pretty tense and I was feeling so tired, but so quickly that changed and we were laughing and goofing around and not taking it seriously but seriously seeing how good pictures could be taken.

    What a gift you have given me and I thank you so much for capturing the image of “Joy” so well. I look forward to seeing all the ways you use the camera to reflect yourself.


  3. Praveen says:

    These are wonderful! Hope you’re well!

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