This week (plus an extra day) marks the final 8 days of a project I began last year on July 25 (2015). As with so many of the weeks this summer, this one begins in the mountains, this time on the slopes of Mount San Jacinto. I was really hoping for a cloud inversion while up there, but I had no such luck.
During the week I spent most my time working, so those shots are a little lackluster… However, things took a turn for the interesting this weekend when the Sand Fire began a few tens of miles from where I live. It rained ash for a day, but thankfully the winds shifted and I don’t have to worry about breathing the sooty air right now. The final picture, a gorgeous sunset, seems perfectly appropriate to wrap up this project! I’ve enjoyed the pressure to continually take pictures, and I think I’ve really improved a lot, but I’m looking forward to feeling a little less guilt when 10pm rolls around and I haven’t photographed anything. 😀 Thank you all for following along, and don’t go away; I will continue posting interesting pictures and photo blogs of hikes and other miscellaneous adventures. With that, enjoy this week’s photos!