October Sky Panorama

This view is a short climb up a small service road, which is, of course, behind a locked fence with a big no trespassing sign. The fence, however, does not extend very far up the hills on either side, so bypassing it is simple and I have zero problems doing it. My intent is most certainly pure. Though it is true that, like Ulysses S. Grant, most of my failures in life “have been errors in judgment, not of intent.”

October Sky

At the end of this blocked road, just past the water towers, is a trail that leads to this perfect spot looking out over the Santa Clarita Valley. The sign also says that the area is monitored by video 24 hours per day. So I’m pretty sure whoever is monitoring those videos can easily assess my intent – to capture this view and share it you. How can that be wrong?  🙂


If there are multiple photos in this post, EXIF data is for the featured photo only:

  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Taken: 17 October, 2016
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 45mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s

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