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California or Bust

Uploaded by: docshovel39

Wednesday December 19, 2012

Ropesville, TX (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: This old plow sits on top of another old plow covered by years of blowing dirt . Hope this isn't another Dust Bowl .

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33. luvne32
2:19 PM GMT on January 18, 2013
A sad and dramatic image.
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32. docshovel39
1:50 PM GMT on January 04, 2013
Thanks Larry !
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31. JourneysEnd
3:01 AM GMT on January 04, 2013
Congrats Tim....love your style! A 10er for sure!
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30. docshovel39
2:01 AM GMT on January 02, 2013
Thanks Mark for the comment ! Very interesting observation as well . Makes you wonder why so many of us in the dust bowl area have family in CA .
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29. Redla
11:20 PM GMT on January 01, 2013
My family is from Oklahoma and my wife's family is also from OK. Both of us have family in California. I don't think that the Dust Bowl caused them to leave but it seems as though everyone we know also has family in California. Another great shot Tim.
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28. docshovel39
10:07 PM GMT on December 31, 2012
Thanks Peter ! Sad to see the abandoned places .
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27. Cowgazer
4:30 PM GMT on December 31, 2012
Sad to see agriculture this way, our countryside is littered with derilict farmsteads, not through drought but economics, just another arid plain!
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26. docshovel39
2:00 PM GMT on December 22, 2012
Thanks Mary and Dianne !
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25. mellyweb
1:51 PM GMT on December 22, 2012
Great series! Congratulations Tim!
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24. snosno
12:42 PM GMT on December 22, 2012
WUnderful!! AC congrats, Tim!!
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23. docshovel39
3:29 AM GMT on December 22, 2012
Thank You Linda and Ingrid for the comments :)
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22. Luckystar
2:30 AM GMT on December 22, 2012
It's amazing anyone wants to live on the Plains, when one sees your great photos! Awesome composition and capture, Tim! 10!

Congratulations on your AC!!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!!
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21. cyril8
10:50 PM GMT on December 21, 2012
National Geographic worthy....superb work, Congratulations!
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20. docshovel39
2:54 PM GMT on December 21, 2012
Thanks Backwardguy ! I appreciate it :)
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19. backwardguy
10:00 AM GMT on December 21, 2012
this is awesome! One of the best I've seen. CONGRATS!
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18. docshovel39
3:06 AM GMT on December 21, 2012
Thanks Julia , Heidrun and Liz ! I appreciate it !
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17. sillygal
10:33 PM GMT on December 20, 2012
Awesome,Congrats
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16. trailhiker44
7:10 PM GMT on December 20, 2012
Terrific shot, Tim !!!
A classic !
CONGRATULATIONS on this powerful AC !!!
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15. Doesiedoats
4:25 PM GMT on December 20, 2012
Shades of the Dust Bowl.

Well done in sepia, Tim.

Congratulations on your AC.
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14. docshovel39
12:38 PM GMT on December 20, 2012
Thanks Delana , Donna , Duane , Trudy , Lori and James . I appreciate you :)
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13. gardner48197
5:09 AM GMT on December 20, 2012
Congrats on the VIP & AC, great series!!
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12. SVLover
4:47 AM GMT on December 20, 2012
Wow, Tim. Great shot!
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11. Madermade
3:15 AM GMT on December 20, 2012
Absolutely fantastic Tim...a big hearty congratulations to you!
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10. RenoSoHill
2:55 AM GMT on December 20, 2012
Update: Congratulations on the AC Tim!
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9. catilac
2:10 AM GMT on December 20, 2012
Great shot and the sepia is perfect! Congratulations!
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8. CalicoBass
1:25 AM GMT on December 20, 2012
Great shot, Congrats on your AC Tim!
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7. docshovel39
1:05 AM GMT on December 20, 2012
Thanks Sharon and Suzi !
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6. nanapoo
1:01 AM GMT on December 20, 2012
WOW...heartbreaking. you do an awesome job of documenting by photography! Thanks for sharing.
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5. suzi46
12:36 AM GMT on December 20, 2012
sure looks like it's well on its way to another Dust Bowl..let's pray that's not true!! terrific capture..VIP congrats..

UPDATE: AC Congrats as well!!!
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4. docshovel39
12:08 AM GMT on December 20, 2012
Thanks Duane !
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3. RenoSoHill
12:07 AM GMT on December 20, 2012
Great capture! Congrats on the VIP!
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2. docshovel39
12:05 AM GMT on December 20, 2012
Thanks Randall !
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1. Bluesmaster
12:04 AM GMT on December 20, 2012
Very nicely done Tim!
AC and VIP congrats!
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About docshovel39

docshovel39

Hello , my name is Tim . I live in the small farming community of Ropesville , Texas with my wife and photo partner Sherry . I got involved with photography because of my older brother Steve - a fantastic photographer who lives outside of Seattle , WA . My favorite work , apart from his , is a terrific book entitled " Ghosts in the Wilderness " by Tony and Eva Worobiec . It captures the remains of small , abandoned rural communities across the Midwest , much of it shot in black and white . I also have become a fan of photographer Jim McGuire . His black and white shots ( nashvilleportraits.com) are amazing . Thank you for your comments and have a GREAT day !

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