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Monochrome Madness 2-4 – Monochrome Mayhem

This is a scheduled post because I won’t be around today, but I didn’t want to miss this week’s Monochrome “M”.   The challenge was to take a photo of something to do with the letter “M”, so I chose Monochrome Mayhem.  I will respond to comments just as soon as I can.  Thank you!

This image was actually taken on my iPhone from the car one night in San Francisco.  I looked out my window and saw this amazing display of graffiti.  It filled up the wall space so well, including the garage door, that I felt it was “in your face” or chaotic so I thought the word “mayhem” would fit.  🙂

Monochrome Mayhem

Monochrome Mayhem




Please check Leanne Cole’s blog out later today for the entire gallery.


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Monochrome Madness 2-3 – Niles Canyon Railway

This weekend I posted a color image of this caboose from the Niles Canyon Railway and today I thought I’d show it in Black and White.  I kind of like this in black and white.  What do you think?  I’ve included the color image too in case you missed it in my earlier post.

caboose-3bw-2

Western Pacific Railroad

Western Pacific Railroad


Please check Leanne Cole’s blog out later today for the entire gallery.


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Monochrome Madness 2-2

Have you ever heard of the Altamont Pass Wind Farm?  We went for a drive the other day and I took a few pictures of it.  The road we were on called Patterson Pass was SO BUSY!  It was just before commute time and those who live in the Bay Area know how bad the commute is around there.  There were very few places to stop especially at that time, so I’d like to go back on a weekend at sunset to see if it’s less busy.

Altamont Pass Brief Description:

It is located in the Altamont Pass of the Diablo Range in Central California, and it’s one of the earliest wind farms in the United States.  The first wind turbines were placed on the Altamont by Fayette Manufacturing Corporation on land owned by cattle rancher Joe Jess.  The wind farm is composed of 4930 relatively small wind turbines of various types, making it at one time the largest farm in the world in terms of capacity.  Altamont Pass is still the largest concentration of wind turbines in the world, with a capacity of 576 megawatts (MW), producing about 125 MW on average and 1.1 terawatt-hours (TWh) yearly.  They were installed after the 1970’s energy crisis in response to favorable tax policies for investors.

You can find out more about the Altamont Pass Wind Farm by clicking on the hyperlink.

Altamont Wind Farm

Altamont Wind Farm



Please check Leanne Cole’s blog out later today for the entire gallery.