Dead Oak at night, Laguna Mountains

That wasn’t worth it

Late on Friday night we drove out east to Laguna Mountains. The secondary goal was to enjoy the night out in the back country and maybe make some photos of the night sky, weather permitting (the forecast said partly cloudy), then sleep in the car and get up early to achieve the primary goal: hike up to Garnet Peak or Monument Peak for sunrise. Something that has been on my bucket list for a very long time. Continue reading “That wasn’t worth it”

Photo of McWay Falls and Cove at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur, California, United States.

Road Trip Day 9 & 10 – Big Sur again and home

The ninth day of our road trip was mainly a lot of driving. Originally, our idea had been to go from wherever we would end up on day eight (which turned out to be Klamath Falls in Oregon, after visiting Crater Lake National Park) roughly down to San Francisco or maybe a little bit further south, staying inland and using I-5 as much as possible.

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Night Skies and Time Lapses

I think we all have a photography-list of things to do and try. After long exposures, making photos of the night sky and creating a time lapse movie was on mine for a while now. With the longer daylight hours of summer it’s rather comfortable to pursue these now: have dinner at home, drive out in the evening, find a good location while there’s still some daylight left, and then spend a couple of hours outside, in the night. Continue reading “Night Skies and Time Lapses”