On the peak of Mt. Diablo is an inactive aviation beacon which fell into disuse after the Pearl Harbor attack. It is now lit once a year on December 7 in memory of those who lost their lives in the attack. I’ve been shooting it from work each year ever since I found out about it. Last year was the first year I’ve been able to shoot from the roof though.

Yes. This is 4 months late.

Diablo Beacon

2012 (also the top image)

Diablo Beacon




Author: Nick Vossbrink

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