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Campo Creek Viaduct

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Campo Creek Viaduct
Posted by Ray Dunakin on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 9:14 PM

I'll get back to modeling again eventually. In the meantime, here's my latest adventure exploring prototype stuff...

 

Last week 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are a few aerial photos:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy!

 

PS - I'll post video later.

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Posted by Water Level Route on Thursday, May 03, 2018 5:44 AM

Neat stuff Ray!  Looks like a fun trip.

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Posted by Ray Dunakin on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 2:23 AM

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 a 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.

 

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Posted by Water Level Route on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 5:38 AM
Beautiful pics Ray

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