Today’s goal was to take Mount Diablo pictures from a new location. Yesterday Dianne and I checked out the Empire Mine Road, which is now a walking trail, from its starting point which is the Mesa Ridge Road junction. We did see Mount Diablo and therefore agreed to use this location for today’s set.
Today was a GOOD day, I slept in until 8:30 before going downstairs for breakfast. I got ready for my walk with Dean. Besides being a bit lightheaded I also had some stomach issues. I took my medication before starting my walk. Since it was very cold, 40F, I dressed in layers, which was good, since at the end of our walk it was only 45F. I stayed at home, resting and be a bit active. The only health-related issue was my lower back pain that took some time to get lower itself to an acceptable level.
Another break in the rain to go back to Empire Mine Road to take the the set of photos for week 5 with my super wide angle lens. However, like yesterday for the last four photos Mount Diablo is not visible because of the clouds hanging over the foothills. To help the comparison to earlier photos of the same scene, the photos are centered where the mountain is a bit visible.
Another break in the rain to go back to Empire Mine Road to take the last set of photos for week 3 with my 50mm (75mm FF) lens. I even made it out during the Golden Hour, but it was not much help because of the cloud cover. However, I got the photos I wanted for comparison with days 7 and 14.
Another sunny day, which is a nice change after the week of rain. I am not complaining as we need the rain. So I went back to Empire Mine Road to take the last set of photos with my 25mm (36mm FF) lens. I even made it out during the Golden Hour, sometimes referred to as the Magic Hour.
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.