I want take night sky photos somewhere within about 4 hours of Los Angeles, CA in late November, and was thinking maybe I'd try some place new. Any ideas for places that have interesting foregrounds?
I've already shot at Trona Pinnacles, Alabama Hills, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Joshua Tree NP, Borrego Springs sculpture garden, Vasquez Rocks, the Kill Bill Church near Lancaster, and probably one or two more I'm forgetting.
I'm thinking about Knapp's Castle in Santa Barbara County off the 154, maybe somewhere in the Santa Ynez Valley if you can think of any places that are beautiful and accessible at night, A Buddhist retreat in Ventura County, somewhere near the Pacific coast, Alabama Hills again, or maybe Borrego Springs since I can never get enough of their magnificent sculptures, but would love to hear suggestions. Thanks!!!