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.
The broadcast tower on top Mt. Pinos. Tallest spot in Kern County and great dark sky's.
The middle of nowhere
Along hwy 58 with Bakersfield and Taft providing the light pollution
Way out west on 7th Standard and I-5.
Perseids meteor shower from this morning in the Kern Canyon. This is 2 1/2 hours of 30sec images taken from 1:30am to 4:00am. A little help from the motorists got me the foreground light.
Ashes to Ashes
The remains of my family home in South Lake Isabella. Next door is my Aunts home. It looks the same. So does the entire community for that matter.
Launch nine at Lake Isabella
The Middle of Nowhere
Hwy 58 in the Mckittrick area has a lot of nothing. But there is always the sky!
Hwy 58 on a new moon and thankfully no traffic. What would a night shoot be without the old "flashlight in the middle of the road" shot
This poor half dead tree overlooks Boulder Gulch at Lake Isabella. Unlike here in Bakersfield one can hear the sand crumble under your feet in the still of the night. There is no other vegetation around this area so when the wind blows you can hear only the whisper it makes as it cuts through the braches. This tree serves as a beacon to guide me safely back to my jeep. Even though its very close to Kernville and the Town of Lake Isabella, the night sky will yield a fairly good Milky Way on a dark night.
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