Photo of the Month – November 2015

Window, Conway Ranch - Mono Co., CA

Window, Conway Ranch - Mono Co., CA

Window, Conway Ranch – Mono County, CA

This is a boarded-up window of an old ranch house north of Mono Lake. It is believed to have been built in the mid 1870′s, and was part of a working ranch that supplied beef and other food to the miners in Bodie and other mining communities in the area. In the early 1900′s, the ranch was bought and operated by the Conway family, which sold it to developers in the 1980′s. A major development was planned for the property, until The Trust for Public Land arranged to purchase the land for Mono County. The ranch is currently open to the public, the meadows are leased for sheep grazing, and there is a fish hatchery operated by the Conway Ranch Foundation on the other side of the ranch property. Because of concerns for preserving the ecological and historical values of the property, the Eastern Sierra Land Trust holds a conservation easement for the ranch.

Old, deserted buildings awake a sense of mystery and awe in me, and the textures of the walls and the odd shapes and sizes of the scrap wood used to board up the window drew me to capture this image.

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Technical Info:

Title: Window, Conway Ranch – Mono Co., CA

Image Date: December 6, 2014

Exposure: Canon EOS 5D MarkIII-EF300mm f/4L Lens– f29 – 1/30sec

Media: Printed November 2015 – Canon iPF5100 Archival Pigment Inkjet
Moab Entrada Rag Bright 100% Cotton Acid Free Paper – Archivally Matted
Framed in 20 X 26″ Pewter colored Aluminum Frame with UV filtering Acrylic glass


This photo is available for viewing and purchase at the Huntington Beach Art Center, during the The Artist Council – Second Annual Art Exhibition. Everyone is welcome to attend the Opening Reception on Saturday, November 21st, from 6-9pm. The show will run November 21st through December 19th, 2015.

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