Despite living in San Diego County since the late 1980's, this was my first time vesting these ruins.
Shot with a Canon 6D and Tokina 17-35mm lens at 1.5 sec f/4.0 ISO 1250 29mm.
Amos Buckman staked a claim at Indian Spring and started bottling water in the 1880s. The springs provided naturally carbonated water tinted red from the high iron content and containing lithium; Buckman Springs Lithia Water sold well for over fifty years! Winifred Buckman took over operations after her father’s death in 1898 but the plant was closed when she passed in 1946. The construction of Interstate 8 nearby dried up the springs and bypassed the town. Bottles from the bottling plant are highly sought by collectors.
The meteor capture here was mostly pure luck. I was still in the process of figuring out the best angle and framing for this house and the Milky Way, when suddenly this moderately-bright meteor streaked down the sky.
Shot in the early morning hours of April 15, 2018 at an undisclosed location in the desert in San Diego County, California. Canon 6D and Sigma 15mm EX DG lens. 8 sec f/2.8 ISO 5000.
I'm thinking this meteor is either a Virginid or (more likely) April Piscid meteor, but I'm not 100% sure.
Shot at an undisclosed location in the desert in southern California, the rocks and mountains seen here were formed by seismic activity where the Pacific and North American plates collided.
Canon 6D and Canon 50mm lens. 6 sec f/2.5 ISO 6400.