I have always wanted to go into the depths of the Trona Pinnacles. Now that I have my 4Runner, this seemed like the perfect time to make this long overdue trip. My buddy and I went together on this trip.
We wanted this trip to work out both as an exploratory trip to check out my new vehicle, as well as a photography trip. That way, we get to have two kinds of fun in one trip – an adventure and some amazing images to remember it by.
The forecast said that we were to expect clear skies, which seemed ideal for the Milky Way shots that both of us were aiming for.
But we all know how unpredictable Mother Nature could be. As we got there, we noticed a storm rolling in from the Northern side of the Sierras. While that left us a little disappointed, we decided to carry on and just take the day as it came.
So we did take my off-roader deeper inside during the day. As someone who has not done a lot of offroading so far, I had a lot of fun! It was really an interesting and exciting ride. I honestly should say I am starting to enjoy this new vehicle. We did stop to take pictures here and there.
But as the sun was setting, we decided to stay closer to the outer rim of the Pinnacles for our Milky Way pictures.
We were hoping the clouds that rolled in weren’t going to impact our shots. We were actually hoping it went away so we had clear skies.
However, things didn’t exactly go as we had hoped. But not all was wasted.
Some clouds did remain, and we went ahead and took the pictures anyway. Fortunately, these clouds only enhanced our images by adding some character to it.
So in the end, all worked out well. We embraced the unexpected clouds that the storm brought in and still made the best out of the trip.
Camera Gear and Accessories…
Camera: Sony A7R / Nikon D800
Lens: Sony CZ 24-70 F4 / Nikon 14-24 F2.8
Tripod: Sirui M-3204X
Ball-Head: Acratech GP Ball-Head
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