01/13/2012 12:49 pm ET Updated Mar 13, 2012

Southern California Through Instagram (PHOTOS)

From thriving artist's communities and golden lighted landscapes to abandoned bits of Americana and remnants of presence, southern California is a photographer's dream and Instagram is a great tool to share these photographic oases with friends. The Instagram app for the iPhone is a social media program solely for photos. It has a variety of filters you can apply before uploading, allowing users a decent amount of creative options. These photos were all taken in and around San Diego, Palm Desert and Niland, CA in early January 2012.

Southern California Through the Instagram App

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