Along Empire Mine Road

The first storm ended this morning so I went out before the second one arrives. Because of the heavy clouds I decided to take a trip out to Empire Mine Road, south of Antioch, running east to west of Deer Valley Road. The first one [#1] are Oak Trees east of the Deer Valley and Empire Mine Road junction. The rest are taken about 1/2 mile west of the junction. Normally Mount Diablo would be visible but not today.

All photos were taken with my Sony SLT α77 and Sony DT 35mm F/1.8 SAM lens. using Aperture mode, with a setting of f/13 (except for #1 which was set to f/8) , White Balance set to cloudy and ISO to 800. No post-process adjustments were made to the photos.