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Shafter, Texas
« on: April 25, 2017, 07:14:35 PM »
Here's a little photo report of my recent visit to the silvery mining ghost town of Shafter, TX....



The rest are here @ locke.pics

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Re: Shafter, Texas
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2017, 08:09:30 PM »
Nice pics David, did you have to get permission to look around?
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2017, 08:28:23 PM »
Thanks. Permission, no.  Forgiveness?  Perhaps.  But I pretty much stuck with the road, more or less.


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Re: Shafter, Texas
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2017, 08:44:34 PM »
Good question about wondering privileges in Shafter
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Re: Shafter, Texas
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2017, 10:41:27 PM »
Nice photos. I like your B&W conversion. Did you shoot these with a polarizing filter?
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Re: Shafter, Texas
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2017, 07:18:34 AM »
Nice.  I especially love the one of the gate and the one of Howell's door

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Re: Shafter, Texas
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2017, 11:52:06 AM »
Nice photos, makes me want to visit. B&W seems to suit the site well. Did you happen to see any of the eleven people that supposedly still live there?
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Re: Shafter, Texas
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2017, 06:23:33 AM »
Nice photos. I like your B&W conversion. Did you shoot these with a polarizing filter?
No polarizing filter was used.

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Re: Shafter, Texas
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2017, 06:25:33 AM »
Nice photos, makes me want to visit. B&W seems to suit the site well. Did you happen to see any of the eleven people that supposedly still live there?
Thanks. Only saw one of them and he didn't seem to care one bit about my photographing.  He was very busy messing around by the old gas station that he presumably owned.

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