I love just jumping in the car and heading out with no destination. As a photographer, I enjoy exploring new places and capturing the experience on film. These images are from a drive I did last year. This particular day, I grabbed my camera, a few rolls of film, jumped in the car, and decided I wanted to explore the mountains near Castaic, CA. Castaic is a 30-minute drive from my home, so exploring the city was always something I wanted to do since it’s close. It’s not a very large city and doesn’t really have much of a downtown district or anything like that. It’s mostly made up of small communities that sit off of the 5 freeway and the Castaic Lake Recreation Area. I thought it might be interesting to see where the roads that go up into the surrounding mountains could lead me. I quickly realized that was a good decision when I noticed the view of Castaic Lake from a few viewpoints off of Lake Hughes Road. Lake Hughes runs North East up into the surrounding mountains and offers beautiful sunset views that look west out over the Castaic Lake Recreation Area.

The next day, I drove even farther up Lake Hughes and ended up in Three Points, CA. I saw a group of silos and decided to take a couple of images of them.

Camera and film used was a Mamiya 645AFD and Kodak Portra 160.

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