Spur of the moment trip up there last Friday with a couple of fellow DSLR nerds. We definitely picked the right night to be up there, except for the fact that it was 37º. The skies were super clear, and the moon was bright, making it look like daytime for long exposure shots. All of these were taken using a Tokina 11-16 f/2.8. Most shots were at ISO 400 or 800, and most shots were 30 second exposures. I hope you guys like!
1.) Playing with the flash at night can be fun!
2.) The road that leads to the top of Palomar Mtn is frequented by motorcycle riders and driving enthusiasts alike. It's a really fun driving road, lots of tight turns. It can also be super dangerous if you don't know what you're doing...
4.) Another shot of a passing motorist.
5.) That same tree with the moon back-lighting it.
6.) The top of the mountain, around 6,000ft above sea level. Looking out towards Escondido, CA. and greater San Diego. Gotta love all that light pollution...
7.) Yes, the moon was that bright.