Searching... / by Brenda (Hartshorn) Licitra

Over the weekend, I went looking for a ghost town in the bay called Drawbridge.  Unfortunately, I decided to approach the terrain from the wrong side and was unable to get there.  However, I think I still got some fun photos of the trail itself.  When I get my cameras back from Life Pixel, I will have to attempt to venture there again.

I've decided that it's time (I've only been talking about it for 5 years) to actually convert my cameras for scientific/analytical purposes.  One will be dedicated to shooting Ultra Violet and the other for Infrared.  There's just so much more than the visible spectrum that we are missing, and it is useful to have these other tools for being able to properly study some things.  My first study will be to help my dad with his archaeology.  He recently discovered some possible Miwok rock art.  We will hike to these locations to see if the images were painted or carved to help determine if they are genuine.  We will also be looking into some of the boulders in the area. They appear to be chipped into and are most likely "pecked boulders."  Using the UV camera, we should be able to see if there is a sudden difference in the two surfaces or if it is even making it actually from naturally occurring erosion.  I will make sure to post my findings, but it probably won't be for a while.  I'm hoping to get my gear back in a couple weeks.