Saturday, February 8, 2020

Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park - Sunol, CA (Cellphone Photos)

I took a hike in Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park in Sunol, CA on January 6th, 2020. I took some sunset and dusk photos with my phone. I hope you enjoy.

I know there will be questions from some of you regarding my vision loss, and how I am hiking and taking photos during sunset and night. I am still night blind. My mom is with me the entire time being my sighted guide, and I also get help from my extremely bright flashlights (which helps rescue a bit of my night vision, but it's mostly for my mom). The flashlights I own are not your average, store bought kind. The flashlights I have are extremely bright and are used by photographers, police, search & rescue, and the military. They are rugged, waterproof, survives drops, and floods the immediate area in front of you with a ton of light to make it look like it is day time. These portable flashlights are brighter than the lights in my house. I used to do a lot of wilderness photography, so I have some of these flashlights on hand. I also use a white cane on the trail to feel what is in front of me. I hike on this trail very often, even when I was fully sighted in the past. I know the general directions to point my camera for a good shot, even in low light conditions. As long I have some situational awareness on this trail, I know my scenery spots. My mom is also helping me and pointing out interesting things I might want to get photos of.

Sunset and moon rise scenery from Oak Tree Trail. Also in the photo is Interstate 680.

Sunset scenery from Oak Tree Trail. Also in the photo are Mt. Diablo (in the distance) and Interstate 680.

Sunset scenery from Oak Tree Trail. Also in the photo are Mt. Diablo (in the distance) and Interstate 680.

Sunset scenery from Oak Tree Trail. Also in the photo is Interstate 680.

Sunset scenery from Oak Tree Trail. Also in the photo are Mt. Diablo (in the distance) and Interstate 680.


Sunset and moon rise scenery from Oak Tree Trail. Also in the photo is Interstate 680.

Sunset scenery from Oak Tree Trail. Also in the photo is Interstate 680.

Sunset and moon rise scenery from Oak Tree Trail. Also in the photo is Interstate 680.

Dusk scenery from Ridgeline Trail. Also in the photo is Interstate 680 and Sunol, CA.

Dusk scenery of Olive Grove from the intersection of Olive Grove Trail and Ridgeline Trail.

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