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Knights Ferry Expedition

Founded in 1849, Knights Ferry features ruins of the Tulloch Flour Mill and the longest covered bridge west of the Mississippi. It is located just off of highway 120/108 about 40 miles east of Modesto on the Stanislaus River.

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Interview at Exhibitions Without Walls

Happy to share with you an interview with Jo Ann and me that was published yesterday at "Exhibitions Without Walls". We were surprised and honored to have been asked for the interview by Ed Wedman of EWW last month. The link below is the cover page.

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Weston Beach, Point Lobos Still Motion

This image of Weston Beach at Point Lobos is from our Still Motion Abstract Series. The goal here was to create an abstract image yet still capture the feel of the surf, colors and textures of this wonderful morning on the California Coast.

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Point Lobos Still Motion 1

This image, made in 2016 at Point Lobos, is from our Still Motion project. The exposure was approximately 2 minutes in the middle of the afternoon through filtered sunlight.

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InReach Explorer satellite emergency communicator

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. 

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The Photographic Expeditionary Group

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.

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J Street Still Motion

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.

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Hornitos, California Town Tour

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.

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John A. Snowshoe Thompson, legendary Mailman of the Sierra

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.

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Mrs. E. Trabucco Store, Bear Valley

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. 

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