Treasure In My Own Back Yard: The Cajon Pass…

Sometimes, I just like to explore the areas near my home.  I live near the Cajon Pass, and this image was taken in February, 2017 (with my DJI Phantom 4), on one of those occasions.

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Cajon Pass, looking north-east toward Crowder Canyon.  1/640th sec. @ f/2.8 ISO 100.  All rights reserved.

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An alien world…

…is what I think of at times, when I’m in the desert.  Perhaps this is just the perspective of someone who grew up on the east coast.

But, the barren landscape of the desert is a big part of its allure, to me.  Some of the images that I’ve captured with my DJI Phantom 4 (https://www.dji.com/phantom-4) add to the alien world-like feel to the desert, such as the image below:

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1/2000th sec. @ f/2.8.  ISO 100.  DJI Phantom 4.

Mule Canyon.  November, 2017.

Cajon Pass Abstract…

Here’s a bit of “abstract” art that I created with my DJI Phantom 4(https://www.dji.com/phantom-4.)  This was taken after some recent rains, in December, 2016.

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DJI Phantom 4.  Photo by Scott Schwartz (a.k.a. “Aerialdrone.”)  All rights reserved.

1/200th sec. @ f/2.8.

El Paso Mountains…

So, I’d parked my Jeep along this trail in the El Paso Mountains, and I decided to try to capture the vista, with the Rand Mountains to the south-west.

I was satisfied with the results, but what struck me after viewing this video on my computer, is the trail in the distance that seems to disappear into the Rand Mountains.

 

Drone Photo: Cajon Pass…

Here is another image from the Cajon Pass, that I shot in February, 2017.  The drone was oriented toward the north, and the image was converted to black-and-white during post editing.

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DJI Phantom 4 (https://www.dji.com/phantom-4) 1/640th sec.  @ f/2.8.  Photo by Scott Schwartz (a.k.a. “Aerialdrone.”)  All rights reserved.   

Mojave Desert- Abstract Drone Image…

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Photo by Scott Schwartz (a.k.a. “aerialdrone.”)  All rights reserved.

As a landscape photographer, I look for patterns.  So, I couldn’t resist this shot, while I was flying my DJI Phantom 4 (https://www.dji.com/phantom-4) over the El Paso Mountains, recently.

Many of the rock formations in the El Paso Mountains are of volcanic origin, and the rocks in the lower-right hand side of this image seem to be of this variety.