Cheeseboro Canyon Trail

Cheeseboro Canyon Trail - Agoura, California

Cheeseboro Canyon Trail – Agoura, California

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For me personally, “Cheeseboro Canyon Trail” is an important image. I was on my way to South Korea and had bought 8 bricks (a package of 20 rolls of 35mm film) for the trip. I had 5 bricks of Kodachrome 64 Professional, 2 bricks of Kodachrome 25 Professional, and 2 bricks of Kodak Ektachrome Lumiere 100X purchased from Samy’s Camera in Hollywood. I wanted to test the film before leaving so I drove out to Cheeseboro Canyon, in Agoura Hills and shot a roll of each type of film. When the film was developed, the Kodachrome 64 was defective. Samy’s exchanged the 5 bricks for new ones and off I went to try again at the same location. That’s when I captured the image above in the frondescence of spring.

When I got back from Korea, one of the images won an award from the Photographic Council of the United Nations and I was suddenly a full time photographer. I’m sure glad I did a film test before leaving!

Copyright 2017, O. Bisogno Scotti, All Rights Reserved

Nikon N90 SLR AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D, Kodak Kodachrome 64 color transparency film, exposure not recorded, Nikon L37C, program mode: Aperture Priority, M-up Mode, Manfrotto 3221 tripod with Manfrotto 3047 studio headNikon MC-20 remote cablePlustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai, 35 mm film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 

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6 thoughts on “Cheeseboro Canyon Trail

  1. You have created an iconic image of one of the most beautiful places in California. That, in and of itself, makes the image important. Add to that, it saved your art on your epic Korean journey which won you a prestigious award and recognition for your work makes this image even more profound. Bravo!

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    • I am proud to have been part of the movement to save this Open Space from developers such as Ronald Reagan and Bob Hope whose vision for the old cattle ranch was luxury homes on every hillside for as far as the eye can see. Still, the battle continues. There are natural gas reserves under the surface. Do we allow fracking in the Open Space? I don’t think so!

      You may also be interested in the related image Warning Sign

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  2. I’m grateful to you for you part in the battle to save this haven. I lived in NW Montana for many years and we have our battles there as well.

    Fossil fuel development and the toxic burning of hazardous waste, pressure to develop Montana’s lands for residential, commercial, and industrial use is on the rise, hard rock mining for gold of all things, coal, gas, oil and fracking are still major concerns, as well as the taking of timber especially in all the wilderness areas. Water is the lifeblood of Montana, and Montana is in turn the headwaters for much of our nation, so keeping the water safe is a prerequisite.

    The raping and pillaging of the earth must stop. The beauty of Nature must be preserved.

    I thank you for your part in this as well through your beautiful art.

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