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Abandoned Retreat

Running alongside Highway 33 in Ventura, Calif., and up through Ojai, is the Ventura Bike Trail. On the side of this are numerous less-traveled paths and run-of...
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Running alongside Highway 33 in Ventura, Calif., and up through Ojai, is the Ventura Bike Trail. On the side of this are numerous less-traveled paths and run-offs; most of which are filled with trash, left-behinds, and yesteryears. One path, however, led to this secluded hideout perfect for a down-on-their-luck wanderer. Shaded enough to be shielded from the hot sun, yet open enough to receive rays of scattered light and a cool breeze, this spacious forested shack looked appealing even to me after a long bike ride. Just weeks after this photograph was taken, the building was demolished; the car seat and mattress were left behind - cast aside again - to soak up the coming rains.
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barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock December 29, 2013
Warm glowing colors are very appealing!
chrisgiordano
chrisgiordano January 17, 2014
Thank you much :)
ArtQ
 
ArtQ February 04, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award.
chrisgiordano
chrisgiordano February 17, 2014
Thank you :)
michellewermuth
 
michellewermuth February 12, 2014
Really cool
chrisgiordano
chrisgiordano February 17, 2014
Thank you Michelle :)
birdlover54
 
birdlover54 August 26, 2014
Beautiful Capture! Definitely tells a story and the lighting and colors are fabulous!
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 September 03, 2014
Nice that your photo means that this place still, in a sense, exists--now in the virtual world. Superb capture.
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi November 27, 2014
awesome !
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dareco March 07, 2015
voted
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kiramichelemohr September 17, 2015
amazing. beautiful. gorgeous

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