Last Monday night I drove out to a place near Campo, CA to photograph the Campo Creek Viaduct.
This is a large, steel railroad trestle that crosses old highway 94.
It was built by the San Diego & Arizona Railway and was completed in 1917.
I got a few photos of the bridge from below,
and also shot some time-lapse video with the bridge silhouetted against the night sky.
Then I found a trail that took me up into the hills near the tracks, and camped out just a short distance from the bridge.
In the morning I got up early so I could shoot some pics and video right after sunrise, the "golden hour" for photography.
Got a couple pics of myself with the bridge, too.
Last time I went out to the Campo Creek Viaduct, the moon was nearly full, and the sky was partly cloudy.
So I couldn't get the kind of night shots I really wanted.
I went back there Sunday night to try again.
No moon, no clouds, lots of stars!
That second shot was from a series of time lapse photos.
Each shot took 15 seconds, with another five seconds between shots.
So it took nearly two and a half hours to get enough for 12 seconds of time lapsed video.
Unfortunately there was frequent traffic on the highway under the bridge,
and every time a car went by the headlights would light up the bridge.
So the resulting video is not what I was hoping for.
These shots of the Milky Way were taken on top of the hill near one end of the bridge.
I got some very nice time lapse of the Milky Way moving across the sky;
however I had to cut it short when some damp air rolled in and fogged up the lens.
I was up until 3 a.m. shooting all this stuff:
In the morning I flew my drone again and got some shots I'd missed the last time.
I'm still working on getting the video from both trips edited - and trying to get some vintage pics to include with it.