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Jan. 18

2012


Autumn in Kern County

Fall in Kern County is a sight to behold. Capture Kern County photographers know this well and submitted thousands of autumn photos from all corners of our great county. We had so many photos to chose from, our editors had a difficult time selecting fewer than 100 photos for this showcase. Finally, they managed to cull the final selection to what you see below. Sit back and explore Autumn in Kern County through the eyes of Capture Kern County photographers.

What is a showcase? As a part of the Capture Kern County experience, our editors will select photos from time to time and feature them in a showcase like you see here. A showcase is a digital publication of a collection of photos curated by our editors. Enjoy!

Aspen leaves by Reed Kaestner

Aspen leaves

Colors of fall

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Photographer
Reed Kaestner
Category
Abstract
Place
Alta Sierra, CA
Camera
Nikon D2 X
Fall by Navdeep Singh

Fall

Fall tress at Frazier Park

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Photographer
Navdeep Singh
Category
Plants
Place
Frazier Park, CA
Camera
Canon Eos Digital Rebel X Si
Fallen Leaf by Steve Rengers

Fallen Leaf

First time i ever took a picture straight off the camera without processing. A new experience!

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Photographer
Steve Rengers
Category
Plants
Place
Bakersfield, CA
Camera
Nikon D300 S

A new experience is always so fun! See comment

Carol Williams
on Fallen Leaf (above)
Neufeld Harvesting by Jared Isaac

Neufeld Harvesting

Each summer Neufeld Harvesting makes the long journey from Kansas to harvest wheat and corn in California.

Photo page

Photographer
Jared Isaac
Category
Farming
Place
Wasco, CA
Camera
Canon Eos 40 D
Almond Farmer by Vincent Sierra

Almond Farmer

Local Almond farmer and consultant checks this years crop!

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Photographer
Vincent Sierra
Category
Farming
Place
Bakersfield, CA
Camera
Nikon D7000
Maple  by Charles Holmes

Maple

Lace Leaf Maple

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Photographer
Charles Holmes
Category
Plants
Place
Bakersfield, CA
Camera
unknown
Autumn on Tecuya Mountain by David Clendenen

Autumn on Tecuya Mountain

Valley oak begiining to turn, with Tecuya Mountain looming behind

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Photographer
David Clendenen
Category
Landscapes
Place
Lebec, CA
Camera
Nikon D70
Fall Bokeh by Wayne Wong

Fall Bokeh

This lighting only lasted one day. The soft background combines well with the leaves. 1/250 sec @ f/7.1, ISO 1250, 250mm on 70-300mm.

Photo page

Photographer
Wayne Wong
Category
Plants
Place
Bakersfield, CA
Camera
Nikon D90
Morning Commute - Fall by Martin Varga

Morning Commute - Fall

Morning commute along I-5 in the fall. I was suprised to see fog this early in the year.

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Photographer
Martin Varga
Category
Transportation
Place
Mckittrick, CA
Camera
Canon Eos 50 D
Oak leaves Bear Valley Springs by Warren Paap

Oak leaves Bear Valley Springs

Taken with an Olympus OM-1 film camera in Fall 2008

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Photographer
Warren Paap
Category
Plants
Place
Bear Valley Springs, CA
Camera
unknown

Showcased Challenge

EC CSUB men's soccer by Brady Cabe

Fall Sports

We asked local photographers to show us sports around the county in Fall. From soccer to football and everything in between, Capture Kern County users responded with some great shots. Our editors loved the action shot by Brady Cabe, above, and the People's Choice winner went to Joshua Faulconer's football photo.

Challenge page

  • 1 SUPERMAN by Joshua Faulconer
  • 2 GEYF Freedom vs Panthers by Joshua Faulconer
  • 3 Unstopable by David Dennis
  • 4 I got this by David Dennis
  • 5 I can get this touchdown! by David Dennis
  • 6 Victory Run by Rhenana Grimes
  • 7 lay-up by Brady Cabe
  • 8 Runners' basketball by Brady Cabe
Inspecting the Produce by Ann Littlefield

Inspecting the Produce

Farmers take time to inspect their carrots even as the sun is going down.

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Photographer
Ann Littlefield
Category
Farming
Place
Shafter, CA
Camera
Canon Eos 7 D
Fall Arrival by Mark Schmitt

Fall Arrival

The White-Crowned Sparrows began arriving about two weeks ago, always a sign that fall is here. They are comming from as far north as the Yuko and Northern Alaska, where they spend the summer; and where they breed. Always a topic of curiosity (at least for me) is how they navigate such vast distances. It is because they have built in GPS!! They are capable directional orientation under natural night skies, so may derive visual information from stellar patterns to orient nocturnal activity (Zugunruhe) Adults orient in appropriate spring and fall compass directions during Zugunruhe, but most immatures orient to direction of most intense horizon glow. A phototaxic response to the moon and to city lights reflected by cloud cover may overwhelm stellar orientation mechanism. They may be capable of geomagnetic navigation; material (probably magnetite Fe3O4) embedded in fascia of head and neck muscles exhibits inducible magnetic remanence.

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Photographer
Mark Schmitt
Category
Wildlife
Place
Wofford Heights, CA
Camera
Canon Eos 30 D
WInter Fingers by Wayne Wong

WInter Fingers

Handsome bark complements the brilliant colors of fallen leaves

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Photographer
Wayne Wong
Category
Landscapes
Place
Bakersfield, CA
Camera
Nikon D40 X
Gyasi charging at NCAA tourney by Brady Cabe

Gyasi charging at NCAA tourney

Packed stands watch as Gyasi Zardes dribbles past a defender at the NCAA tournament game.

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Photographer
Brady Cabe
Category
Sports
Place
Bakersfield, CA
Camera
unknown
Winding Road by Joseph Vasquez

Winding Road

I headed out to Hart Park early one day in hopes of finding something cool to shoot. I had planned on getting a neat sunrise shot, but the sunrise wasn't too spectacular that day. So I parked my truck and wandered around for a bit. I came across this trail & instantly loved it. Definitely my favorite shot of the morning.

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Photographer
Joseph Vasquez
Category
Landscapes
Place
Bakersfield, CA
Camera
Canon Eos 40 D
Produce by Brady Cabe

Produce

Fresh produce at farmers market on the corner of Brimhall and Calloway.

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Photographer
Brady Cabe
Category
Food
Place
Bakersfield, CA
Camera
unknown
Spuds By The Ton by William Steck

Spuds By The Ton

50,000 pounds of freshly harvested potatoes tumble off the truck and onto the conveyor at the packing house in Edison.

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Photographer
William Steck
Category
Farming
Place
Edison, CA
Camera
Nikon D90
Fallen Leaves by Adriana Brewer

Fallen Leaves

Fallen leaves on my driveway.

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Photographer
Adriana Brewer
Category
Landscapes
Place
Tehachapi, CA
Camera
Ex Z9
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Matt Hessler

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Check out the Red Tailed Hawk keeping a close eye on the foothills. The tree also has a large nest, which I assume is the hawk's. f-stop: f/14 focal length: 55mm ISO: 200 Camera: NEX3

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Photographer
Matt Hessler
Category
Landscapes
Place
Delano, CA
Camera
Nex 3

It's been a long time since I was out there. The Father Garces landmark stone is out there somewhere on 155. See comment

Wayne Wong
on Something Wicked This Way Comes (above)
Fall Leaves  by Matt Hessler

Fall Leaves

...on a bed of pine needles.

Photo page

Photographer
Matt Hessler
Category
Plants
Place
Bakersfield, CA
Camera
Nex 3
Cottonwood Tree by Abbe Gore

Cottonwood Tree

In the early morning light this cottonwod glowed a beautiful golden color.

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Photographer
Abbe Gore
Category
Landscapes
Place
Frazier Park, CA
Camera
Nikon D80
Victory Run by Rhenana Grimes

Victory Run

This is a tradition to run through a parent made bridge after each soccer game...at least for the little ones. AYSO is very popular around here.

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Photographer
Rhenana Grimes
Category
Sports
Place
Bakersfield, CA
Camera
Canon Eos Rebel T1i
Field of Dreams! by Ed Mazzeo

Field of Dreams!

Wheat field west of Allen Rd., south of Ming Ave., in southwest Bakersfield.

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Photographer
Ed Mazzeo
Category
Farming
Place
Bakersfield, CA
Camera
Canon Eos 40 D
Fall Spectacle by casey christie

Fall Spectacle

Fall colors in the mountains overlooking R-Ranch in Johnsondale

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Photographer
casey christie
Category
Landscapes
Place
Bakersfield, CA
Camera
Canon Eos 40 D
Fall at The Barn by Brenda Romero

Fall at The Barn

Hwy 155, Glennville area ~ November 2009

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Photographer
Brenda Romero
Category
HDR Imagery
Place
Glennville, CA
Camera
Canon Power Shot Sx10 Is
Untitled by lisa johnson

Untitled

Ready for the harvest

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Photographer
lisa johnson
Category
Children
Place
Bakersfield, CA
Camera
Canon Eos Digital Rebel Xt
Untitled by Jared Isaac

Untitled

Shafter High Football

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Photographer
Jared Isaac
Category
Sports
Place
Shafter, CA
Camera
Canon Eos 40 D
On a Roll by Wayne Wong

On a Roll

Fisheye effect on fresh fallen leaves

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Photographer
Wayne Wong
Category
Landscapes
Place
Bakersfield, CA
Camera
Nikon D90
Autumn Road by Miguel Angel Perez

Autumn Road

Digier Rd.

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Photographer
Miguel Angel Perez
Category
Landscapes
Place
Lebec, CA
Camera
Canon Eos 60 D
Fall Sunrise by Martin Varga

Fall Sunrise

Fall sunrise in Bakersfield. Thank you for your visit.

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Photographer
Martin Varga
Category
Landscapes
Place
Bakersfield, CA
Camera
Canon Eos 50 D
Fall in the Leaves by Marsha Walker-Zepeda

Fall in the Leaves

just before Thanksgiving

Photo page

Photographer
Marsha Walker-Zepeda
Category
Portraits
Place
Bakersfield, CA
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D

Well Marsha, from a non-biased view, the photo has great color balance and composition. Focus looks good with a shallow depth of field which draws more focused attention to the subject. So I think you did a really great job with this photo! See comment

Carl Klingenberg
on Fall in the Leaves (above)
Fall leaves at Hart Park by Navdeep Singh

Fall leaves at Hart Park

Fall at Hart park

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Photographer
Navdeep Singh
Category
Landscapes
Place
Bakersfield, CA
Camera
Canon Eos Digital Rebel X Si
End Of The Day by Joseph Vasquez

End Of The Day

The cloudy evenings have been spectacular the last couple of days. I had to take a moment & capture these beautiful sun rays beaming through the clouds. Shot on McCombs Ave In Wasco, CA

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Photographer
Joseph Vasquez
Category
Landscapes
Place
Wasco, CA
Camera
Canon Eos 40 D
Down Stream by Steve Rengers

Down Stream

A little fursther downstream from my favorite spot on this feeder to the Kern above Kernville

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Photographer
Steve Rengers
Category
Landscapes
Place
Kernville, CA
Camera
Nikon D300 S
Nothing but finger tips by David Dennis

Nothing but finger tips

And he hung on to the ball by his finger tips.

Photo page

Photographer
David Dennis
Category
Sports
Place
Bakersfield, CA
Camera
Nikon D300 S
Autumn in Frazier Park by Miguel Angel Perez

Autumn in Frazier Park

Frazier Park Mountain

Photo page

Photographer
Miguel Angel Perez
Category
Landscapes
Place
Frazier Park, CA
Camera
Canon Eos 60 D
Vineyard by Jovette Castilllo

Vineyard

It's true, some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place." — Abigail Van Buren.

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Photographer
Jovette Castilllo
Category
Farming
Place
Bakersfield, CA
Camera
Nikon D90
Great Egret by Michael R. Duncan

Great Egret

Last Fall at Hart Park offered this image of the Great Egret.

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Photographer
Michael R. Duncan
Category
Wildlife
Place
Bakersfield, CA
Camera
Nikon D700
Nightlife Begins by Javier Gonzalez

Nightlife Begins

Cool

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Photographer
Javier Gonzalez
Category
Landscapes
Place
Delano, CA
Camera
Fine Pix S3200
Hart Park Fence by Joshua Faulconer

Hart Park Fence

Old Fence struggling to stay up

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Photographer
Joshua Faulconer
Category
Landscapes
Place
Bakersfield, CA
Camera
Canon Eos 7 D
Here's Coming at You by Wayne Wong

Here's Coming at You

This leaf just seems to be coming right at you, full of color and splendor, larger than life. Used a 50 mm f/1.8 and a 52 mm screw-in close up lens I found, hidden in a box for 40 years. It was an answer to prayer for better close up capability, without having to buy a macro lens.

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Photographer
Wayne Wong
Category
Plants
Place
Bakersfield, CA
Camera
Nikon D90
Vegetable Still Life  by alexi sveine

Vegetable Still Life

Harvest from the farmers in Buttonwillow! Yummm!!!! Fresh!!!

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Photographer
alexi sveine
Category
Farming
Place
Buttonwillow, CA
Camera
Nikon D50
Road on Tejon Ranch in the Fall by Debbie Glisson

Road on Tejon Ranch in the Fall

My favorite road on the ranch.

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Photographer
Debbie Glisson
Category
Landscapes
Place
Lebec, CA
Camera
Fine Pix S8100fd
Untitled by Jared Isaac

Untitled

Wheat field near Shafter. Shot this photo at about 400mm to isolate the head of wheat.

Photo page

Photographer
Jared Isaac
Category
Farming
Place
Shafter, CA
Camera
Canon Eos 40 D
Leaf at Hart Park by Dian Verrell

Leaf at Hart Park

Strolling around Hart Park, I saw a lonely leaf surrounded by clover. One of my favs.

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Photographer
Dian Verrell
Category
Plants
Place
Bakersfield, CA
Camera
unknown
Untitled by Jared Isaac

Untitled

Tractor doing field work at sunrise near Shafter. Photo taken on Merced Ave near Highway 43.

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Photographer
Jared Isaac
Category
Farming
Place
Shafter, CA
Camera
Canon Eos 40 D
wildcat cheerleaders by gary rennie

wildcat cheerleaders

spell it out!

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Photographer
gary rennie
Category
School
Place
Taft, CA
Camera
Canon Eos Digital Rebel X Ti

Cool capture, Gary. See comment

David Seibold
on wildcat cheerleaders (above)
Little Falls by Shari Seibold

Little Falls

Wind Wolves Preserve

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Photographer
Shari Seibold
Category
Landscapes
Place
Bakersfield, CA
Camera
Canon Power Shot Sx30 Is
Soghum field and a sunset by Navdeep Singh

Soghum field and a sunset

On the south end of the city.

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Photographer
Navdeep Singh
Category
Farming
Place
Bakersfield, CA
Camera
Canon Eos Digital Rebel
Stone Guardian by Steve Rengers

Stone Guardian

This rock stands watch over Arvin and never leaves it's post

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Photographer
Steve Rengers
Category
Landscapes
Place
Arvin, CA
Camera
Nikon D300 S
Screaming Fall by Lynn McDougal

Screaming Fall

Screaming Fall

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Photographer
Lynn McDougal
Category
Landscapes
Place
Bakersfield, CA
Camera
Nikon D70
Reflection by Martin Varga

Reflection

Sunrise on the recharge ponds west of Bakersfield

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Photographer
Martin Varga
Category
Landscapes
Place
Bakersfield, CA
Camera
Canon Eos 50 D
Hope by Navdeep Singh

Hope

A light coming through fall leaves in my backyard.

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Photographer
Navdeep Singh
Category
Plants
Place
Bakersfield, CA
Camera
Canon Eos Digital Rebel
Leaf Textures by Wayne Wong

Leaf Textures

Shades of brown

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Photographer
Wayne Wong
Category
Plants
Place
Bakersfield, CA
Camera
Nikon D40 X
Golden Leaves 3 by Ben Reyes

Golden Leaves 3

Seems like I had the park to myself as it was Sunday..but being under the beautiful trees..its almost like being in church

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Photographer
Ben Reyes
Category
Landscapes
Place
Bakersfield, CA
Camera
Canon Eos 5 D
Snow white by meagen wheeler

Snow white

Perfect pretty little pumpkin.

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Photographer
meagen wheeler
Category
Plants
Place
Bakersfield, CA
Camera
Canon Eos Digital Rebel X Si

Very romantic look. I especially like the curly, twisting vine. Great effect with the lighting! See comment

Rebecca Hedge
on Snow white (above)
Light through the Leaf  by Eric Soko

Light through the Leaf

Messing around in my front yard while the sun is was setting

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Photographer
Eric Soko
Category
Plants
Place
California City, CA
Camera
Canon Power Shot Sx120 Is

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