Petroleum Landscape, California

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    Petroleum producing area west of Bakersfield along route 33,
    near the site of the Lakeview Gusher,
    Kern County, California
    Rolleicord V with Ilford FP4 film,
    photographed 1985

    1. davidwsumner [deleted] 87 months ago | reply

      Beautiful image! At the same time it drives home the destructive nature of the industry. Well done.

    2. ndnbrunei 87 months ago | reply

      Instant favourite!

      A powerful image. Our great grandchildren will look at photographs like this and shake their heads.

    3. efo 87 months ago | reply

      Phenomenal. Those three stacks belching steam or smoke, glowing in the sun, really set the mood. The lighting is wonderful.

    4. wayne bremser 87 months ago | reply

      tag: there will be blood!

    5. susafri 87 months ago | reply

      scary but beautifully shot. Love the smoke

    6. Victoria JK Lamburn 87 months ago | reply

      What a capture of industry that would never work for me in colour.

    7. Joey Harrison 87 months ago | reply

      How can something so ugly be so beautiful?
      Just curious ... is it still there, or is there a shopping center there now?

    8. Jim Rees 87 months ago | reply

      Is the steam spelling out "901" or is that my imagination?

    9. Dizzy Atmosphere 87 months ago | reply

      Definitely still an active petroleum producing area, the location where 'There Will Be Blood' originated and still exists. No shopping centers any time soon at this location, much too toxic. I passed through this area July 2007: Kern County,  California

    10. Rohan Phillips 86 months ago | reply

      Very striking image.

    11. _Honus_ 85 months ago | reply

      Very cool image.

    12. rolleijoe 82 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Where Fine Art Thrives, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    13. Emília Couto Della-Porther 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called IMAGES OF THE WORLD (Imagens do Mundo), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    14. guylookin4fun06 [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

      I worked there three years ago and it still is going strong. It is the Cymric oil field. It is one of the top 5 oil producing fields in California. That field is not going anywhere for 50 + years so get used to it.

    15. 小川 Ogawasan 21 months ago | reply

      that's a lot !!

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