Nearly full, but waning gibbous (99%) moon behind the cross atop Battle Mountain in Rancho Bernardo on a hazy night.
Shot on November 13, 2019 with a Canon 6D and Sigma 150-600mm lens at 1/60 sec f/6/3 ISO 800 600mm.
Battle Mountain got its name from a battle that was held at a mountain nearby called Mule Hill in 1846. Mule Hill/Starvation Mountain got its name after the battle when the soldiers ran out of food and had to kill some of the mules in order to eat. In 1966, a group of local churchgoers put the cross on the mountain. In the 80’s the cross fell down and was replaced by a man named Jack Templeton who built it in his backyard. He lived below the trailhead and would frequent the hill regularly. The cross was actually funded by a Jack in the Box nearby. -- Thanks to Hidden San Diego for the above history lesson.
While the mountain was once private property, the developer of the newer subdivision below the mountain donated the land to the county and it's now a public park. To satisfy the constitutional separation of church and state requirement, the land immediately below the cross belongs to a non-profit organization. The non-profit also maintains the lighting for the cross.
Another panoramic photoshooting of gorgeous Cinque Torri area in the night Dolomites decorated with Autumn Milky Way. And on the top of it, you can see the California Nebula (NGC 1499). 📸Carl Zeiss Milvus 35 mm f/1.4
🇨🇿 Duchové Cinque Torri
V pořadí již třetí noční panorama z mého oblíbeného Cinque Torri, tentokrát z letošní podzimní fotoexpedice v Dolomitech. Nad krajinou se klene podzimní Mléčná dráha, kterou zde uzavírá emisní mlhovina Kalifornie (NGC 1499).
. 📸Carl Zeiss Milvus 35/1.4
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