Monday, February 15, 2010

Mariposa County, California

In the late 1950's, I took several photography courses at San Francisco State College as part of my Industrial Arts major. In one class, the grade was based on a black and white portfolio of photographs taken and developed over the semester. The subject I choose was "Mariposa County" as my wife's parents lived there, and because we visited them quite often, I had a chance to wander the county taking pictures.

Mariposa County is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains and includes a portion of Yosemite National Park. It is at the southern end of California's mother lode gold rush area.

In future postings, I'm going to feature many of the photographs from this project. The original negatives were scanned for me by, and then I enhanced them using Paint Shop Photo Pro software.

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