My day trip to Joshua Tree NP Wednesday was a blast! Mother Nature blessed us with wonderful weather, by the time my buddy and I got there temp had dropped into the 80's.
This image is my first click of the day and I love it. I think it encapsulates the Iconic Joshua Tree and desert perfectly. Check out the balancing rock in the background. The wild flowers were beginning to bloom as well as the trees.
The clouds were perfect too and gave just enough to add texture and depth to our shots. This park is so incredibly vast and there is so much to take it. It was great to be here in the day light hours. December when I visited it was dark, you can see those pics here
The evening was warm, quiet and awesome. The only light in this photo was from the moon and the yellow glow is from the town 30 miles away.
This is Arch Rock. It's just a short hike in from one of their campgrounds and super neat. It is a really popular photography spot visited by tons of people. We were lucky though as there were only a few people there with us. It's not the scale of the arches at Arches NP but for being a couple hours drive away it is pretty rad. The arch itself is 30' across I believe and we light painted it with pink and yellow gels. God's beauty is everywhere but for me there is something very magical about the desert, perhaps the hugeness of it that puts my life into perspective. A gentle reminder that we are part of a much bigger picture.
If you live local or find yourself in So Cal I hope you'll check out this place it really is beautiful. Just don't go in the middle of summer because you might melt...
Linking up with Sky Watch Friday
Happy Weekending Peeps
I love this place! You really captured the colors of Joshua Tree!ReplyDelete
Oh how I would love to go there someday it is beautiful. Hug BReplyDelete
such a neat area! i always love to see bloggers post from here!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful day trip that was! Beautiful day for all those fab photos. Have a wonderful weekend!!!ReplyDelete
Looks like a great day trip get away.
Beautiful pictures. Bright blue skies and interesting clouds really do add a lot to the depth of a shot. I like the contrast between the desert and ski.
The So Cal desert sky has been vivid and bright this week, you captured it so well!ReplyDelete
We love Joshua Tree! It's only an hour from our home and we frequently go up there.ReplyDelete
Beautiful panoramic photography and love the Arch rock photo ~ Happy Weekend ~ xoxoReplyDelete
artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)
Okay, simply put, these are works of ART! Sensational photos, truly.ReplyDelete
You captured the beauty of this place incredibly well!ReplyDelete
Great photos... Amazing place and I agree we all need to visit a 'vast' place to get in touch with our significanceReplyDelete
Gorgeous pics, as usual! Hope your weekend has been great - we've got snow here again. Makes for a nice day on the couch watching movies :-)ReplyDelete
What great shots - love those skies.ReplyDelete