Less than three miles from this lonely road is one of the most heavily traveled highways in the world, the 5 North out of Los Angeles. And on this day, the Friday of a long Memorial Day weekend, it was busier than usual. But here on Lake Hughes Road, just a few miles North and East of Castaic Lake, the road is virtually empty. I had driven the 16 miles from my house to this spot to try and get what I had hoped would be an epic sunset photo. Epic never materialized, as you can see below, so I turned my camera to the road and waited. And waited. And waited. Finally, a car drove by and I was able to capture this single shot.

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

  • Aperture: ƒ/14
  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Taken: 26 May, 2017
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 50
  • Shutter speed: 30s


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