Monday, July 6, 2009

Hacienda Los Angeles


The Hacienda Los Angeles is one of Ocala's beautiful horse farms, located off Highway 441, just north of the city. I think the gate is locked to keep out strange looking people carrying little black boxes.

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Jacob and Lois Anne of Ocala Daily Photo are pleased to announce that the Perfect Pixel Award has been awarded to Juergen Kuehn of Marburg Photo Blog.


This prestigious award is given to a photo blogger who exhibits exceptional photographic skills in terms of artistic creativity, composition, sharpness and exposure.

Juergen meets all of these specifications and more. Please check out Marburg Photo Blog (and his other excellent blogs) to see Juergen's most excellent work.

17 comments:

Don and Krise said...

I know, some people don't really appreciate us folks with little black boxes. I'll bet it's nice beyond the gates.

Kcalpesh said...

Hacienda Los Angeles, looks like one place where you could get some really awesome captures. Sad that it's been locked like that...... :-(

P.S. - Congrats Juergen!

Lee Spangler said...

Jake: It looks somewhat out of keeping of what I expected in your area including the name. I don't know what to think about locked gates. Keeps out traveling salesmen and religious zealots or unwanted relatives. Not much good on Halloween.

Olivier said...

impressionnante cette porte, j'aime bien les deux chevaux sur les cot├ęs
impressive this door, I love both horses well on the quoting

Juergen Kuehn said...

Dear Lois and Jacob,
It was a great surprise this early morning to see your post. I am so honored to receive this very special Pixel Perfect Award from you both. Thank you very much.
This award from you both is a stimulus for me to improve my photoworks.
Thank you again and have a great day
Juergen

Vogon Poet said...

It looks like a wonderful place to take photos, our boxes have very good zoom lenses...

Marie Reed said...

That farm needs a serious name change! How confusing! What in the world were they thinking?

Per Stromsjo said...

Which reminds me - I should get myself a decent Hacienda one of these days! There's always something. I keep forgetting this.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

My gut feeling is playing tricks on me but there are some strange vibrations in this place. If you look closer at the gate it really looks like a gigantic mayan mask with wholes for the eyes and the gate itself serves as the mouth. Pretty scary omen isn't it? Hope you're not superstitious! LOL, just kidding! (;

Lois said...

If the gate looks that grand, I can only imagine what the rest of the place looks like! I really like the two horses up on their hind legs on each side of the gate. I always love driving through your area of the state and seeing all the horse farms.

Jacob said...

@ Buenos Aires - Hmmm...you are pretty funny! Could be a "gigantic mayan mask" at that, but I think such an interpretation simply masks the fact that it's a plain old gate. ;-)

And, no, I'm not superstitious...

Have a wonderful day riding your bicycle!

Jacob said...

Dear Per Stromsjo - There are several decent haciendas for sale in and around Ocala. I'm sure I can put you in touch with the right people. Just think how nice it would be: You could come and rest on your hacienda during the cold, cold Swedish winters, go to Disneyworld, and fish in Cedar Key.

Hope you remember to do this soon.

Jacob said...

Dear Marie - What is wrong with "Hacienda of the angels"? I thought it was kind of an angelic place...

It would make a good postcard, right?

Has Le Tour ridden through yet?

Have a great evening!

Daryl said...

As Groucho once famously said "I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members." .. this works for me and living places that think they are too too ...

cieldequimper said...

Now that's a grand entrance. I wish you could take us for a tour inside.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

That's quite the entrance!

dan J. said...

I love this picture. Aside from being a horse farm (which I love), it's got a great southwestern feel to it. Love the composition.

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