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"American Paragon"
Robber fly in the woods
WARNING   THIS ROAD IS NOT MAINTAINED FOR WINTER USE
Road Painting
Waterfowls on a peaceful morning
Kim Chie lady
Autumn Fog
Life Cycle
Country pride
Gorilla Feet
The only shade in Death Valley
Knights Wheel
Fun in the ... snow
Into the World
End of Days
Reforestation in the Amazon
Failed dreams
Humming Alps
Parasailing over the Oyster Dome in Washington
Ghost of the night
A beautiful wild rose after a summer shower
Farmer and temple
Not Straight Trees
13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Knights Wheel

This old building with its equally old iron wheel, located on Old Mammoth Rd, had intrigued me for years. Finally, after learning about flashlight lighting for night shots, we stopped to attempt to shoot the image. The main problem was that it was located next to a street lamp, making the shot very difficult. The wheel is historically very interesting. It was new technology back in the 1870's. It was a much efficient version of the water wheel. It was made to power the gold mining equipment further up the road in Mammoth Springs. Later, after the mine closed it was brought to this locations to generate electricity for a resort.

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Redondo Beach, California, United States of America
Member since 2015
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© James Bardos.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 02.2015
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Date Uploaded: Dec. 1, 2015, 10:24 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Focal Length: 15mm
Shutter Speed: 1/0
Aperture: f22
ISO: ISO100
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PHOTO LOCATION Mammoth Lakes, California, United States of America