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Scouty Goodness

The Scout is out and about in the beautiful California landscape. He’s working on a car commercial for that automobile manufacturer that, you know, wants you to “See the USA.”

Earth’s dry skin. (Adjacent to Arco Pond Levee Road, Trona, CA)

Area adjacent to Trona Pinnacles Road, Trona, CA.

My high school cinematography teacher, Mr. Albert, would call that shot above a “Kung Fu” shot (remember the opening sequence of the television show?) The Master says, “To suppress a truth is to give it force beyond endurance.”

Wow, that’s Lara Parker in that Kung Fu clip (Master says, above). She played Angelique in one of my favorite shows from way back, Dark Shadows. I used to race home from school to watch it.

Main Street, Trona, CA. Trona was built as a company town, and today is home to a soda ash processing plant. I love its Twilight Zone appeal.

No photos of Trona Pinnacles this time around…maybe next time.

Let’s go north, shall we?

Movie Road, Lone Pine, CA.

Highway 190, Lone Pine, CA.

Crowley Lake, Mammoth Lakes, CA.

Grant Lake, Mammoth Lakes, CA.

All photos © Tim Down

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Congratulations and best wishes to everyone getting married today. It’s been a long wait, and I’m really happy this day is finally here.


This is a personal blog. Expect a potpourri of stuff.

5 thoughts on “Scouty Goodness

  1. Wow. Those are great.

    And I am right there with you on the marriage issue. I said I wouldn’t get married til everyone could – should I start taking applications?

  2. Mmm, very nice shots. I love the Trona Pinnacles. But I never drove in to Trona itself. Must do that next time, it looks like my kind of town.

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