Photo: "Cadillac Dreams"

75 second single exposure. f/10. ISO 200. 
Lit with moonlight and a Streamlight Stinger flashlight.

Since I was a teenager, I have wanted a Cadillac from one of the three years between 1959 - 1961. They are rare and typically when I see one, I get butterflies, but seeing this one rusting in this junkyard made me sad. I knew the only thing I could do would be to take photographs, so I did. 

Photo: "Waiting Game"

 
 

The 16th Street Station in Oakland opened in 1912. 

Architect Jarvis Hunt designed the building, built by for the Southern Pacific Railway, and was the last Western stop on the trans-continental railway. 

The plans for this building, unlike many others, includes restoration; and a desire to keep the space a community icon. 

Photo: "Mine Rails"

 
 

This mine was founded in the early 1800's, but unfortunately, not much history can be found about this mine after 1916. Though the mil structure is long gone, but its adit and shafts still exist today. 

This image was lit with (2) Lume Cubes and a NiteCore flashlight. 

(Disclaimer: Mines are very dangerous. Do not venture into these places without proper equipment or without someone who is educated about the hazards.) 

Photo: "Perseid Meteor Shower"

 
 

Today I'm heading up north towards the Lakes Basin / Sierra City area for 4x4 adventures and camping. It's a beautiful area with lots to see and if we're lucky, we'll nab a campsite right on a lake. 

Last time I was up here, in August, it was during the Perseid Meteor Shower, which was the first time I actually got up for a few hours in the middle of the night to watch the sky. 

Photo: "The Trees Have It"

Joshua Tree National Park is one of my favorite National Park’s for so many reasons. I love the unfamiliar landscape, gorgeous Joshua Trees, big skies and rock formations. 

Last spring, during my most recent visit, the sky was covered in rain clouds shortly before sunset and then the skies opened up and gave us an awesome sky.