Capturing Kern life

By Bakersfield Life
Friday, Jul 25 2014 12:27 AM

The familiar phrase, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder," is quite fitting for this issue of Kern Life, especially for this special feature. In a tribute to what makes Kern County visually unique and special, we looked through the Capture Kern County website and selected a number of beautiful photographic pieces to tell the story of the beauty of our home.

Sponsored by The Bakersfield Californian, Capture Kern County is a website where area photographers can upload their best images on all sorts of topics. Here, our topic is Kern County, and here, they answer in many breathtaking ways. Enjoy.

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