Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Augustin Bernal Park - Pleasanton, CA (6-25-2014)

Recently went hiking at Augustin Bernal Park here in Pleasanton, CA because I saw some really nice clouds on the mountain top. I shot some photos on the mountain. The view sure is great from up there! You can see the entire valley! To visit the park, you do have to live in Pleasanton or have someone from Pleasanton take you as driving up to the park involves driving through a small gated community and the guards for the community does check. Sometimes they do allow people from nearby cities to also enter.

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Very thick cloud cover at the peak. I shot this photo upwards toward the peak of the mountain. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 38 33 N 121 54 43 W    

Half way up the mountain decided to get a shot of the valley with the clouds in the sky. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 38 22 N 121 54 36 W    

 Black and white process of the photo above. 


Photo shot almost at the peak of the valley. Even more cloud cover now. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 38 07 N 121 54 36 W   

Black and white process of the photo above.  

 Now at the peak photographing the clouds covering another mountain across a valley. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 38 05 N 121 54 39 W


The view from on top of the peak. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 38 03 N 121 54 35 W

Black and white process of the photo above.   

Another view from the peak. A more clearer view of the clouds covering the mountain across from this one. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 38 02 N 121 54 36 W

 More views from the peak. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 38 00 N 121 54 37 W


The clouds on the mountain across from this one looked so amazing I decided to get another shot. Photo shot from same location as above. 

At the bottom of the mountain, there wasn't much wind but by the time I got to the top, the wind was blowing very strongly and the clouds were moving at a very fast speed. I decided to turn back and get another photo as the cloud formation has changed in just a few minutes.  

Black and white process of the photo above.   

 Another shot from the peak. I haven't headed this far on the trail before. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 38 14 N 121 54 46 W


 More views from the peak. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 38 18 N 121 54 49 W

More views from the peak. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 38 19 N 121 54 51 W 

Got another photo of the view of the valley as I headed down the mountain. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 38 16 N 121 54 45 W 

Black and white process of the photo above.   

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