Thursday, November 17, 2011

White Tank, Joshua Tree National Park

Sunday morning my wife and I got up at 5 AM to take the Jeep over to Joshua Tree and get some sunrise photos (pretty good for a non-morning person, eh?).  It rained out in 29 Palms most of Saturday, and Sunday promised to be clear and cold with some great clouds.  I had a 4WD road picked out to explore, but made the executive decision it was too dang cold to drive a vehicle without a top.  Instead, we took the Ford and went over to White Tank campground, grabbed the tripod, and took these shots.  Hope you like them.


Taken a little later in the AM after the sun was up.
Saturday night, after the rain, clouds were moving fast, the moon lit up the clouds, and the stars were coming out... really pretty night.  Happy Skywatch Friday!!

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21 comments:

  1. Sometimes these solitary clouds can swell one's heart.

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  2. Wow, amazing colours. My SW is up too.

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  3. Magnificent colours! Haven't seen them even in Outback Australia which is known for it's colour!

    But the light in your later morning shot is just beautiful - makes the landscape look like a painting!

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  4. Wow, that splash of pink in the first shot looked oddly out of place, but made sense by the second view!

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  5. O what glorious scenery with the finale of a brilliant sky! Lovely series of photos!

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  6. WoW! Amazing pics. The header picture is stunning :)

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  7. Thank you for sharing your fantastic world beyond my imaginations. I'm interested in those big, strange cactus growing on the desert. (^▽^)/♪ Your header's photo is miraculous scenery.

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  8. Wonderful photos!Love the top image. So crisp and fresh!

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  9. Very nice photos! We may head up there one day next week while I'm off from school.

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  10. Yes, I DO like them--they are great shots. The orange and pink in the first sky is quite lovely. And, the night sky is awesome. Very nice captures. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

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  11. Wonderful photos, great colours!
    Enjoy the weekend.

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  12. These look like postcards for the park! And you managed to get a great flare pic of that pesky moon, too. :-)

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  13. Oh wow, beautiful colors and lighting in all of these!

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  14. I love the first capture, with the silhouette of the joshua tree, and a hint of the sunrise colours, and then the moon shot! Just gorgeous!!

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  15. Awesome photos!! The first and last are my favs...marking the beginning and end of a great day!

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  16. These are gorgeous shots! The colors in the first one are amazing!
    (My husband and I visited Joshua Tree some years back.

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  17. You asked about framing and collage apps on the iPhone... at least I think that was what you were asking on the post of mine a short while ago. I so far haven't found a collage making app for the iPhone (or iPad) that works how I want it to work. I want way more flexibility than the apps seem to have and now cannot even recall the names of any of the ones I checked out and discarded. Meanwhile, there is an app called Crop'n'Frame for iPhone that will allow you to do just that. Again, I'm not real wild about the options built into it but haven't explored it very fully.

    I use Picnik to make my collages... again... the options aren't always useful for how I want to present things. Hence my desire to learn how to make my own templates in Photoshop (most likely candidate).

    Meanwhile, these sunrise images are all just gorgeous and although I too am not a morning person, find that once in awhile I can roll out of bed early enough to catch the sunrise! And the night sky is stunning! (maybe this week I'll link one of my Cape May sunrises to Skywatch Friday).

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