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Trestle to Stamp Mill, Kentucky Mine
Ruins, Campo Seco
Retort room, Empire Mine
Stone Corral, Rosasco Ranch
Cabinet, Chew Kee Store
Grinder, Knight Foundry
Because we plan to travel to many areas where cell phone coverage will be limited or nonexistent we have added a Delorme InReach Explorer satellite emergency communicator to our new Toyota 4Runner Trail that we've fondly named "Black Beauty". With it, we now have two-way satellite communications at all times.
We are please to announce the Aiello Studios' Photographic Expeditionary Group and you are invited to participate! The expeditions will essentially be meet-ups at various locations throughout the West that we wish to photograph. The concept is very simple. If you would like to photograph any of the same areas and are available you are invited to join us.
This image is of traffic at the corner of J and 21st Streets in Sacramento, CA. It was made by compositing 200 images from a longer time-lapse sequence. We will be providing a tutorial on the technique soon. Sign-up for our mail list to stay tuned.
We recently visited Hornitos, a small gold rush era town located on county road J-16 in Mariposa County, Hornitos has largely been bypassed by the modern world. There are no gas stations, fast food outlets, or shopping centers. It may seem like a ghost town but there are 75 inhabitants, a Post Office, bar, and a gift shop.
Can you imagine doing this twice a month during the winter? Travel 90 miles from Placerville, California to Genoa, Nevada; crossing the Sierra Nevada mountains carrying a bag between 50 to 100 pounds in weight strapped to your back. And you would make this trip no matter the depth of snow or how bad the weather. That was the job that John A. Thompson, better known as Snowshoe Thompson, undertook to deliver the mail every winter from 1856 to 1876.
In the southern part of the Mother Lode region lies Bear Valley, a once busy mining town 12 miles northwest of Mariposa on Highway 49. It was headquarters for John C. Fremont's gold mining empire in the mid-1850s. At its peak, approximately 3000 people lived here.
We are pleased to announce that our image "Crane detail, Knight Foundry" was juried into the Patterns exhibition at Exhibitons Without Walls.
We recently happened upon this interesting time-lapse. Although it is three years old, "Passing Through" by Kristian Ulrich Larsen (idkul.com) and Olafur Haraldsson (olihar.com) presents a very interesting and thought provoking combination of time-lapse photography, special effects, music and narration.
The text used in the narration is from Nikola Tesla "The Electrical Review, 1893". You can learn more about this time-lapse project at https://vimeo.com/44193401.
Jo Ann and George Aiello are a husband and wife creative team that have been collaborating for over 40 years. We invite you to browse and participate on our site.
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