Location: Big Sur, CA
After a long drive out of city, through hours of vacant roads in the farm country of the central valley and some curvy roads through wine country in the hills, we made our way to the coast of central California.
There were several landslides and road closures along Highway 1 North so the scenic route was not an option, our trip was scenic anyways:
Here I am spelling it out at Bixby Bridge with a new color-tip design that looks like a crystal (in gallery above).
Tucked away in the heart of the California coastline, Big Sur has some of the darker skies in the country and you can see bright stars at night. During a new moon, it was ideal astrophotography conditions. It was difficult to pick out constellations you could see so many in the sky at once.
Looking North up the rocky coastline:
McWay Light Posse:
The sky was so dark, clear and calm that stars made reflections on the ocean. Here Sirius is backlighting an agave blossom: