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David Seibold
Works at Chevron Power and Energy Management
Attended University of California, Santa Barbara (never finished)
Lives in Bakersfield, California
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  • Chevron Power and Energy Management
    Technical Specialist, 2000 - present
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Currently
Bakersfield, California
Previously
Stockton, CA - Isla Vista, CA - Bakersfield, CA - Sacramento, CA - Woodland, CA - Tehachapi, CA - Fortworth, TX
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Amateur photographer addicted2photos.
Introduction
I enjoy shooting photos, listening to music, sipping Jack Daniels and eating carob. Particularly, the first three simultaneously while sitting on the patio.  +Shari Seibold and I enjoy road trips, shooting tons of photos and meeting people.

If you have any interest in purchasing photos, go to http://www.davidseibold.us
Bragging rights
I hit tennis balls with Dennis Ralston around 1968 at the Bakersfield Racquet Club. Lake Lovelace set it up. I was very nervous. Lake laughed.
Education
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (never finished)
    Partying, 1969 - 1971
  • Bakersfield College
    Math, 1967 - 1969
  • East Bakersfield High School
    Math, 1963 - 1967
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Nuts?

Scrub Jays are easy to train.  Just set a few peanuts out at the same time every day and it doesn't take long for them to get the idea.  I think I gave them 100 lbs in a year.  The next year, I spent all my time picking peanuts off the roof, from under rocks, out of rain gutters and picking up shells from the nuts the dogs had found.  Jays don't like you taking their hidden stash!

Bakersfield, California 2011

#scrubjays   #birds   #bakersfield   #california  
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Beautiful picture or a beautiful bird. Thanks for sharing +David Seibold .
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Whisper

There are areas close to home that are always interesting to visit.  One of them for me is the Caliente-Bodfish Road area.  There are trains, a waterfall, an abandoned mine, wildflowers, hills, mountains and rocks.  +Shari Seibold and I made several trips to collect rocks for the yard a number of years ago.  Rock collecting is a lot of heavy work.  We finally just bought rock.

Caliente-Bodfish Road, Kern County, California 2007

#trees   #calientebodfishroad   #kerncounty   #california  

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+Richard Beebe the hard part was loading the pickup especially with the big ones.  Furniture dollies just weren't designed for big rocks!  :)
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Tanks and Things

For those of you who are unfamiliar with these, this is a hill.   The bushy-looking things are mostly sagebrush.   On this hill are tanks for a small oil producing company.  The hill used to be taller, but, the top was flattened for the tank setting.  Those white things are clouds and that blue stuff is sky.  The sky looks blue because the blue light from the sun is scattered in all directions by the molecules of air in the Earth's atmosphere.  Blue is scattered more than other colors because it travels as shorter, smaller waves.  Are we all on the same page now?

#kerncounty   #california   #landscapephotography  

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+Steven Hess you are correct!  Round Mountain Road.  :)
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Revitalize

Bakersfield has been going through a lighting change.  I can't remember if I've been downtown since the completion or not.  I need to go look and see what buildings and people look like with the new lighting.  I do know that the new fixtures require less water than the old ones.  That's a good thing.

[The water comment is an indirect reference to hydroelectric power which the new fixtures use less of.]

Bakersfield, California 2014

#lightingfixtures   #bakersfield   #kerncounty   #california  
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I like your reference, +David Seibold ! Try the same view when it's lit, and you'll need sunglasses!
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Stationary

I don't have much luck shooting hummingbirds in flight.  Someday, I'll learn to use a flash.  In the meantime, I'll sit on the patio and catch them in a tree or at the feeder.  I'm in no hurry unlike the hummers.

Bakersfield, California 2011

#hummingbirds   #bakersfield   #kerncounty   #california  

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 +David Seibold Beautiful colors and lines. Love this bird photo...
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Bump

One of the lesser know bumps in Lassen Volcanic National Park.  It probably has a name, but, I don't know it.

Lassen Volcanic National Park, California 2010

#landscapephotography   #lassenvolcanicnationalpark   #california  

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+BB2Gamer thank you! 
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Missed

There are not too many, if any, legal open shooting areas around Kern County any more.  Apparently, this spot on Bena Road is still in use whether it is legal or not.  The last time I passed in 2015, there was a lot of practicing going on.

Bena Road, Kern County, California 2007

#shellshock   #kerncounty   #california  

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Manny, many idiots get these spots shut down for the limited responsible shooters.  
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Fenced

There are not a whole lot of wide open spaces left anymore.  Well, that's not entirely true.  There is a lot of open space between fences you just can't get to it without trespassing.

Rancheria Road, Kern County, California 2008
(photo rendered in +Topaz Labs  #Impression )

#paintography   #landscapes   #kerncounty   #california  

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+Sunny Wu thank you, Sunny!
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The Trough

Cattle don't seem to mind a bit of green in their water.  Throw in a few tadpoles and they would have a nice little pond.  Santa Fe, if you are still looking for that railcar, I might know where it is.

Rancheria Road, Kern County, California 2015

#rancheriaroad   #kerncounty   #california  
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Let's Go Somewhere

During the two hour period on the Renaissance Hotel parking structure in Las Vegas, Nevada with +Shari Seibold, there was a huge, frequent assortment of aircraft landing at McCarran International Airport.

Las Vegas, Nevada 2012

#transportation   #lasvegas   #nevada  

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+Reed Barber thank you, Reed! 
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We May Have A Problem

This is what happens when the focus is on witches.  That spray you used for bugs turns out to have been a concoction for a "make 'em big" spell.

Salem, Massachusetts 2014 with +Shari Seibold 
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+Sue W thank you, Sue! :)
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Friendship

The Friendship is a reproduction of the original ship built in 1797.  It's the largest wooden, Coast Guard certified sailing vessel to be built in New England in more than a century.  +Shari Seibold and I spent a day in Salem looking for witches.  Found a few.

Salem, Massachusetts 2014

#ships   #salem   #massachusetts  

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+David Seibold You are welcome!!
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Had breakfast before heading over Tioga Pass. Very good and from the look of their menu, lunch and dinner would be interesting. This is located in a Mobil gas station, so, you can gas up in at least two ways.
Quality: Very GoodAppeal: GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
First time visit. Food was great. Service fantastic. Of course, since this was the first visit, I can only base the service on a single server and she was awesome!
Atmosphere: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
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Toro Canyon County Park is a very secluded, beautiful, dog friendly park. Very nice facilities, picturesque. Never been many people visiting at the same time. Added bonus, some nice hikes and geocaches in the area. There is Poison Oak on the trails.
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