Cali Travelogue Part Nine: Midoil

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Driving north on the I-5 from L.A. to Monterey I stumbled into the epic territory of Midoil. Just as its name would suggest, Midoil is the town at the centre of a massive swath of thirsty birds dipping their heads into the earth over and over again to the soundtrack of a steady creaking groan that might be the earth suffering in protest. It is an incredible rape of the land. This is the cost of driving. A cop rolled by to see what I was up to as I was taking photographs in the field. He left quickly though and allowed me to continue shooting. I was surprised at the lack of security in the facility what with so much liquid gold flowing through the space, but also grateful as now I get to share this eerie landscape with all of you. x