The main dam at Lake Isabella. First time back there since the Erskine fire. The lake levels are way up now and climbing. Milky Way season is two months away......oh boy!
The Way We Were
This is the perch on top the mountains behind the house I grew up in as a child. The view is very different now after the Erskine fire ravaged its way through this community and left almost nothing in its wake. This is South Lake Estates in Lake Isabella California before the disaster.
Along the trail on Mt. Pinos.
The transmission tower on top Mt. Pinos stands before the northern most point in the sky. A reminder of the earths axis as how fast it moves. This is 100 30 second exposures at f3.2 at ISO 800
Kern River Nights
Kern River as it makes its exit from the dam and makes starts it's journey down the canyon.
Off Hwy 58 in the middle of nowhere
Fields Of Gold
Off the Lions Trail.
The Cosmic Disruptor
It was close. But "BAM" I had a disruptor in the old camera bag
Walker Pass at 20mm
Trying out my new glass. 20mm F1.4 a much different look at this focal length. Hard to focus on the sky though. I think I just need to learn how to use it now
Mt. Pinos on this dark sky evening. A little star trail at some non traditional settings. Shot at f3.5 at ISO 640. This made lighting the forground difficult but brought out more color in the stars. Also a tad sharper than the normal f2.8 and no noise. Funny to think that at ISO 6400 the stars are blown out and appear only white.
Photography fills my need to express myself artistically. My love for this hobby goes far beyond what most would consider normal. I love the night sky and that comes with losing a lot of sleep. The payoff however is two fold. It is in the image no doubt, but it also comes from the solitude and magic that can only be had under a pitch black sky in the middle of the desert under a blanket of stars and two full camera batteries