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Black Sage from dawn to dusk 7/7 by John Poon


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Photo@Oliver, BC., Canada

Featured In Moody and Evocative
Oldies But Goodies, in Old Things

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Black Sage from dawn to dusk 1/7
Black Sage from dawn to dusk 2/7
Black Sage from dawn to dusk 3/7
Black Sage from dawn to dusk 4/7
Black Sage from dawn to dusk 5/7
Black Sage from dawn to dusk 6/7

I’ve spent 2 days at this location trying to capture the different moods from dawn to dusk, and I think I have managed to grab a couple of nice shots. I hope you enjoy these images as much as I did with my time at this beautiful place :)

The Black Sage Rd., running from Oliver to Osoyoos, BC, Canada, is a desert scenic beauty. It is also a favorite spot for many wine lovers since this is where many vineyards are located. I would have to spend a few days along this drive again when the grapes are in and during harvest.

The ruins of a house and barn dates back to the time when cattle ranching was king in this area. The buildings belonged to Val Haynes, son of the colourful Judge John Haynes who was a law-and-order peace officer, the first customs official at the Osoyoos border crossing, and a cattle baron. This is now a protected historical site.


  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 5 years ago

    this is stunning John, wow what a scene. I’m glad to hear it’s a NHS, good for Canada. Looks like it was quite a beautiful home in it’s day.

  • I can just see some cowboys riding home from the distance. Thx Vickie

    – John Poon

  • Mikeinbc1
    Mikeinbc1almost 5 years ago

    John, this is a wonderful series of photos. Every one is a treasure!

  • Thank you Mike :) It was a nice exploration…

    – John Poon

  • katymckay
    katymckayalmost 5 years ago

    Wow…what a simply stunning sky..those wonderful colours you have captured….how could anyone let that house go when it is in such a lovely location..this is wonderful photography..and viewed large it is even more fantastic !!!!!!

  • Thank you for the wonderful comment, Katy! This image is my current desktop background :)

    – John Poon

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoalmost 5 years ago

  • Thank you very much, Antony!

    – John Poon

  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesalmost 5 years ago

    Awesome series, this one really has presence

  • Yea, Marlboro man kinda scene ;) Thx!

    – John Poon

  • George Salazar
    George Salazarover 4 years ago


  • Thanks again :)

    – John Poon

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 4 years ago

    Another marvellous work, John! Great history here!

  • Thanks again. Cheers :)

    – John Poon

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Stunning!! :D

  • Thanks, Cee :)

    – John Poon

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 4 years ago

    This is a fave! What colors in the sky! Gorgeous!

  • Thank you so much Angie!

    – John Poon

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesover 4 years ago

    John this is absolutely fanfreakintabulous! God, look at that sky! You did a wonderful collection here. I’m sure the photos aren’t even close to the memories from the shoot itself. But they do have the special “OOmf” Love it!

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