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Aspens Viewed from the Chemung Mine Ruins
Bristlecone, White Mountains of California
Chairs at the Getty
Chairs at the Getty Museum, on a winter afternoon, 2003

Camera: Rolleiflex MX-EVS
Water Tower, Parkfield, CA
Wildflowers near Gorman, Old Ridge Route
This doesn't quite look like a photograph, and I certainly enjoy using Photoshop. But this is the straight photograph. Camera: Rolleiflex twin lens reflex, medium format film.
The View from Highway 41, Central California
Highway 41 cuts through the Coast Range mountains of Central California. I made this photograph from the top of my mini-van, which gave me a bit of elevation over the highway.

Camera: Rolleiflex MX-EVS
Carrizo Plain
Carrizo Plain National Monument, California, USA

Ok, it's not Square - but it was born of Square - from the Rolleiflex's square format. The idea behind such a format is that it can be cropped anyway the photographer desires.

Camera: Rolleiflex T (watch for a similar picture in my book, Backroads of Southern California, due out in May, 2005.)
El Capitan, Yosemite, Early Morning
Rolleiflex MX-EVS

Color removed with photoshop.

It is not square - but it was when it started life.
Dawn over El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, CA, USA
Rolleiflex - from a tripod.
Canary Spring, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone
Camera: Rolleiflex T - photograph made during the 2002 photography workshop I conducted to Yellowstone and the Tetons.
Roys Cafe and Motel, Amboy
Camera: Rolleiflex T

I like this picture. But I don't like it in color. Maybe the the sepia tone more closely matches the subject, since Roy's is a nearly defunct motel and cafe - and has been since the 1960s - in the Mojave desert of southeastern California.

Limited edition prints are available - contact the photographer.
Amboy Salt Pool, Mojave Desert, California, USA
This is a picture of an evaporation pond, located near the tiny and remote community of Amboy. When much of the water evaporates, the remaining salty sludge, used for a variety of odd commercial uses, is pumped into tanker cars on a train and shipped around the United States. Famed Route 66 is a few miles to the north.

Camera: Rolleiflex T, with a small f/stop to hold depth of field.
Beaver dam, Lundy Lake, Sierra Nevada mountains, California, USA
Fern Spring, Yosemite, California, USA
Yosemite's "smallest waterfall" - about three feet high, lies just off the road at the bottom of Yosemite Valley, and is missed by most visitors.

Visit my Rollei webpage,
http://home.attbi.com/~wymanburke/The_Rollei_Page.html as well as the Image Square webpage, http://cgi.linkclub.or.jp/~dmakos/imgsquare/ with another gallery of Rolleiflex images by a variety of photographers.
Dawn over Mono Lake
I have seen many beautiful dawns over Mono Lake, in eastern California, USA, but none more so than this one.
Billy Goat in the Dog House
Near Cambria, California, on the central coast of California - to me, this picture looks more like a painting than a photograph. I made it while on the 2001 photography workshop to the central coast.

Visit my Rollei webpage,
http://home.attbi.com/~wymanburke/The_Rollei_Page.html as well as the Image Square webpage, http://cgi.linkclub.or.jp/~dmakos/imgsquare/ with another gallery of Rolleiflex images by a variety of photographers.
Elephant Seal
Photographed just south of Big Sur, along the central coast of California, USA.

Visit my Rollei webpage,
http://home.attbi.com/~wymanburke/The_Rollei_Page.html as well as the Image Square webpage, http://cgi.linkclub.or.jp/~dmakos/imgsquare/ with another gallery of Rolleiflex images by a variety of photographers.
Candles Glimmer the Santa Isabel Mission
These votive candles burned in the Santa Isabel Mission, in the mountains east of San Diego, California.
Machine Shop - Bodie
The machine shop in the Standard Mill - an old gold processing plant - at Bodie, the great ghost town of the Old West, in California, USA

Camera: Rolleiflex T - Film: Agfa Scala (black and white transparency slide film - try it!)

Visit my Rollei webpage,
http://home.attbi.com/~wymanburke/The_Rollei_Page.html as well as the Image Square webpage, http://cgi.linkclub.or.jp/~dmakos/imgsquare/ with another gallery of Rolleiflex images by a variety of photographers.
Towers of Amboy
Abandoned industrial towers in the remote community of Amboy (population about nine), California, USA, just off of Route 66 in the Mojave desert.

Visit my Rollei webpage,
http://home.attbi.com/~wymanburke/The_Rollei_Page.html as well as the Image Square webpage, http://cgi.linkclub.or.jp/~dmakos/imgsquare/ with another gallery of Rolleiflex images by a variety of photographers.
Abandoned Airstream
Abandoned Airstream trailer, at the back of the Bagdad Cafe (and location for the cult film of the same name), in Newberry Springs, deep in the American outback of the Mojave desert. Historic Route 66 runs right by the cafe, which is home to a cast of characters as unusual as those in the film.

Visit my Rollei webpage,
http://home.comcast.net/~wymanburke/The_Rollei_Page.html for more Rollei pictures.
Abstract in Broken Glass
This is the window glass of a ruined car, now resting comfortably in the parking lot of the Route 66 Motel, in Barstow, California.

Visit my Rollei webpage,
http://home.attbi.com/~wymanburke/The_Rollei_Page.html as well as the Image Square webpage, http://cgi.linkclub.or.jp/~dmakos/imgsquare/ with another gallery of Rolleiflex images by a variety of photographers.
Car at Bodie, California, USA
I love photographing this old car in the ghost town of Bodie, in Eastern California.

Visit my Rollei webpage,
http://home.attbi.com/~wymanburke/The_Rollei_Page.html as well as the Image Square webpage, http://cgi.linkclub.or.jp/~dmakos/imgsquare/ with another gallery of Rolleiflex images by a variety of photographers.
Toms Welding
The owner of Tom's Welding shop has highways collected signs from Route 66 and the American southwest. The shop is located not far from downtown Barstow, California, USA.

Visit my Rollei webpage,
http://home.attbi.com/~wymanburke/The_Rollei_Page.html as well as the Image Square webpage, http://cgi.linkclub.or.jp/~dmakos/imgsquare/ with another gallery of Rolleiflex images by a variety of photographers.
Route 66 Motel, Barstow, California, USA
This photograph was made on the 2002 photography workshop along a remote stretch of Route 66.

We'll do it again, in 2004. Visit my Rollei webpage,
http://home.attbi.com/~wymanburke/The_Rollei_Page.html as well as the Image Square webpage, http://cgi.linkclub.or.jp/~dmakos/imgsquare/ which features another gallery of Rolleiflex images by a variety of photographers.
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