Thursday, April 23, 2009

Flashback(December 19, 2008): Old Town Auburn

Continuing my flashback series, partially because I have nothing new, and partially because I regret not sharing all the interesting places I've discovered over the last year....

Justice Looms
Placer County Court House: 17-40mm F/4L @ 17mm, F/8, 1/500th, and ISO 400

Auburn is a cool little town only about 20 minutes from where I live, and I figured it would be the perfect place to test out my new camera. I had talked about meeting up with somebody from work for this little outing, but he ended up being busy so I was left to explore on my own.

The old town district is not too big, easily walkable in a half an hour to an hour at a leisurely pace. The parts that I loved the most were the old brick walls and wrought iron railings. It's easy to imagine the place in the height of the gold rush, with dusty roads filled with horses and wagons, and the buzz of promised riches that so few would ever really achieve.

Seat at the Bar
Alehouse: 17-40mm F/4L @ 17mm, F/4, 1/60th, and ISO 1600

I ended my short outing with a beer at the Auburn Alehouse Brewery, which is a very cool looking bar with tasty drinks. I'm sure my wanderings will bring me back to this place again soon.

BTW, you may have noticed I changed the template. Two reasons for that. One, I think photos pop better on black. Two, I link all my photos from flickr, and the default "medium size" that I was using for photos that displayed on the blog were being cut off on the right side. Every template that I tried did the same thing, so I went in and edited the template manually to make the writing area larger to facilitate my 500 pixel wide photos. If anything looks "odd", please let me know.

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