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I'm primarily interested in landscape and nature photography. In the past, I have enjoyed working with silver-based, black & white media. However, space and time considerations (Einstein not withstanding) now limit me to digital photography. I find this medium to be exciting and challenging.

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Many thanks Fen.

Best wishes, Zaro

Beautiful photo. This gets a 'like' and a 'favorite' from me. You have a wonderful eye for composition.

When I was about 7 years old (1964 or 1965... gasp!), my older sister's boyfriend said that he had found an abandoned lighthouse on the coast and we all went to take a look at it. This is the lighthouse. (Now restored.)
There was a beaten-up sign pointing to a trail off a seldom-used dirt parking lot. The place was overgrown and in ruins. (Though not badly vandalized yet.) Some metal stairs went up 2 sides of the hexagonal structure to the observation deck. Someone had gained access to the lamp housing and placed a very neat, professional-looking sign inside that read "Six Candlepower". In front of the sign, facing the ocean was a six-prong candelabrum with old, ratty candles set in it all crooked.
Thanks for bringing back this early, whimsical memory.
By the way, I love your photos. It seems you took quite a tour of the Western US.

Nice Shot! <like> Very moody.

I was here in 1983. Good to see the place is still around and doesn't appear to have changed much.

Marvelous mountain landscape!


Greetings from Bulgaria, Zaro

Well, here we go again. This is where my Great-uncle was principal and, on the other side of my Dad's family, my Great-aunt, L. Parmenter, taught. Thank you again for these posts!

From about 1905 to 1915, my Grandfather, S. L. Kleve, was Cashier at this bank. His brother, E. O. Kleve was the school Principal. My Grandfather and family moved to Helena, MT sometime around 1919. I have never been to Balfour and it is a real treat to see this picture posted. I hope it is alright with you if I copy this image to include in my family historical pictures (with proper credit given to you.)
In any case, thank you for posting this picture. The bank's name was "The German American Bank." My family background is actually Norwegian and I suspect that immigrants from Norway and Germany (and the "second generations") pretty much made up the town's population at that time.

Erik, to answer your question, I have a scanner with an attachment for scanning negatives. Canon makes some products now that make excellent quality scans from negatives and are very reasonably priced. Probably some of the other companies do too.

Thank you Erik and Changhong Chen both and regards.

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