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.
Stars & Stripes
The Kern River just behind the main dam at the Keysville entrance. Day break just barely squeaking up to start another day
Orion above the rugged peaks in the Mojave desert
Windwolves anyone? it works at night!
Mojave Desert with Jeff using the Cosmic Disruptor to well...... disrupt the cosmos
As the night gets late in the summer, the Milky Way goes from it's horizontal position to a completely vertical stance. Walker Pass and it's groves of California Joshua tree's.
This old tree has served as a guide back to my vehicle on dozens of midnight adventures at Lake Isabella. Its always calming to look back over the horizon and see it standing there.
The normally submerged shoreline of Lake Isabella
The view from the front yard last Wednesday
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