On Film | California Road Trip

This summer we flew from Washington to Monterey, California, rented a motorhome, and ventured out on a 7-day road trip to southern California and back to Monterey.

After picking up the RV, we bought a week’s supply of eggs from an egg vending machine after a delightful little chicken show.

Glaum Egg Ranch, Aptos, CA | Canon EOS 1V | Fuji Superia 400

Glaum Egg Ranch, Aptos, CA | Canon EOS 1V | Fuji Superia 400

We spent our first night in the RV at an orange groove in Bakersfield, CA.

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Orange Grove RV Park, Bakersfield, CA | Canon EOS 1V | Fuji Superia 400

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Orange Grove RV Park, Bakersfield, CA | Canon EOS 1V | Fuji Superia 400

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Orange Grove RV Park, Bakersfield, CA | Canon EOS 1V | Fuji Superia 400

The next day we landed at Joshua Tree National Park. The kids discovered massive boulders, giant lizards, and cactus spines. Ouch!

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Joshua Tree National Park | Canon EOS 1V | Fuji Superia 400

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Joshua Tree National Park | Canon EOS 1V | Fuji Superia 400

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Joshua Tree National Park | Canon EOS 1V | Fuji Superia 400

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Joshua Tree National Park | Canon EOS 1V | Fuji Superia 400

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Joshua Tree National Park | Canon EOS 1V | Fuji Superia 400

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Joshua Tree National Park | Canon EOS 1V | Fuji Superia 400

After Joshua Tree we visited the Salton Sea. The photos are beautiful but hardly tell the full story. The pristine white sand is composed entirely of crunchy, broken fish bones. The glistening blue water is saturated with salt, pollution, and surrounded by decomposing fish. Flies were overly abundant. And, yes, it was very stinky.

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

The Salton Sea | Canon EOS 1V | Fuji Pro 400H

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

The Salton Sea | Canon EOS 1V | Fuji Pro 400H

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

The Salton Sea | Canon EOS 1V | Fuji Pro 400H

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

The Salton Sea | Canon EOS 1V | Fuji Pro 400H

We quickly bid the sea adieu and searched for our next destination. Where the Salton Sea was a treat for the nose, Salvation Mountain was a treat for the eyes. The kids enjoyed climbing the multicolored manmade mountain and exploring the little caves underneath.

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Salvation Mountain, Niland, CA | Canon EOS 1V | Fuji Pro 400H

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Salvation Mountain, Niland, CA | Canon EOS 1V | Fuji Pro 400H

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Salvation Mountain, Niland, CA | Canon EOS 1V | Fuji Pro 400H

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Salvation Mountain, Niland, CA | Canon EOS 1V | Fuji Pro 400H

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Salvation Mountain, Niland, CA | Canon EOS 1V | Fuji Pro 400H

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Salvation Mountain, Niland, CA | Canon EOS 1V | Fuji Pro 400H

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Salvation Mountain, Niland, CA | Canon EOS 1V | Fuji Pro 400H

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Salvation Mountain, Niland, CA | Canon EOS 1V | Fuji Pro 400H

Finally, we journeyed to San Diego, and then headed back to Monterey along the Pacific Coast, stopping to enjoy San Onofre Beach, Point Mugu Beach, and Del Monte Beach.

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

San Onofre Beach, Pacific Coast | Canon EOS 1V | Kodak Ultramax 400

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

San Onofre Beach, Pacific Coast | Canon EOS 1V | Kodak Ultramax 400

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

San Onofre Beach, Pacific Coast | Canon EOS 1V | Kodak Ultramax 400

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

San Onofre Beach, Pacific Coast | Canon EOS 1V | Kodak Ultramax 400

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

San Onofre Beach, Pacific Coast | Canon EOS 1V | Kodak Ultramax 400

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

San Onofre Beach, Pacific Coast | Canon EOS 1V | Kodak Ultramax 400

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

San Onofre Beach, Pacific Coast | Canon EOS 1V | Kodak Ultramax 400

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

San Onofre Beach, Pacific Coast | Canon EOS 1V | Kodak Ultramax 400

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Point Mugu Beach, Pacific Coast | Canon EOS 1V | Lomography 400

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Point Mugu Beach, Pacific Coast | Canon EOS 1V | Kodak Ultramax 400

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Point Mugu Beach, Pacific Coast | Canon EOS 1V | Lomography 400

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Point Mugu Beach, Pacific Coast | Canon EOS 1V | Lomography 400

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Point Mugu Beach, Pacific Coast | Canon EOS 1V | Lomography 400

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Del Monte Beach, Monterey, CA | Canon EOS 1V | Lomography 400

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Del Monte Beach, Monterey, CA | Canon EOS 1V | Lomography 400

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Del Monte Beach, Monterey, CA | Canon EOS 1V | Lomography 400

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Del Monte Beach, Monterey, CA | Canon EOS 1V | Lomography 400

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Del Monte Beach, Monterey, CA | Canon EOS 1V | Lomography 400

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Del Monte Beach, Monterey, CA | Canon EOS 1V | Lomography 400

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Del Monte Beach, Monterey, CA | Canon EOS 1V | Lomography 400

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Del Monte Beach, Monterey, CA | Canon EOS 1V | Lomography 400

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Del Monte Beach, Monterey, CA | Canon EOS 1V | Lomography 400

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Del Monte Beach, Monterey, CA | Canon EOS 1V | Kodak Ektar 100

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Del Monte Beach, Monterey, CA | Canon EOS 1V | Kodak Ektar 100

Asheley Callen Photography | California Road Trip

Del Monte Beach, Monterey, CA | Canon EOS 1V | Kodak Ektar 100

Camera: Canon EOS 1V
Lenses: 50mm f/1.8, 35mm f/1.4
Film: Fuji Superia 400, Fuji Pro 400H, Kodak Ultramax 400, Lomography 400, Kodak Ektar 100
Lab: Developed and scanned by Miller’s Professional Imaging
Asheley Callen Photography
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