December Wanderings

I have been staying close to home and doing short photography trips. As a result, I have a eclectic collection of photos from various trips this time.

This first photo is from December 27, 2020 in the Laguna Mountains looking toward the coast. On Christmas day and I missed capturing a beautiful sunset that was occurring while I hiked, trying to reach this peak. So, I returned again two days later. I was lucky to have another great sunset.

Chaparral Sunset – The sun sets in the Laguna Mountains of San Diego.

The next day, December 28, I tried to go to Palomar Mountain State Park during a snow storm, but the road up the mountain was closed. A patrol office at the bottom of the mountain was turning away all except residents. But the following morning, after the storm had passed, I was up the mountain and into the snow at the start of the day.

Frozen – an Ice-Coated Twig at Palomar Mountain State Park

The next day, December 30, I hiked up to Double Peak at sunset. I often struggle to find an interesting composition for a photo that avoids a big green water tank. So, I am trying to stretch my thinking and find other possibilities. This time I found a location on a small hill below the peak that worked out nicely.

near the top of Double Peak

You can view more from this collection here.