Monday, January 30, 2012

Desert Weed Macros

Weekend before last I went on a little desert hike on the rocks behind the house. I took this panorama shot (3 photos total). Photoshop does a really nice job stitching together photos into pano shots. No tripod required... the program is able to intelligently splice photos together very cleanly. That's Copper Mountain in the background. Joshua Tree (the town) is on the left and 29 Palms and the Marine Base to the right.
Another view from the top of the hill (non-panorama):
At the top of the hill, I took these macro photos. I apologize, I have no idea what this plant is (hence the generic 'desert weed' title), but I like the way it came out.  Linking to Macro Monday.  Have a great week!


18 comments:

  1. Beautiful landscapes! The desert weed has a beauty of it's own too.

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  2. very beautiful! thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. It is all beautiful! Even though I am nowhere near a desert, I like all the desert pics.

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  4. What a beautiful shot!!
    We've spent a lot of vacations in the deserts of Arizona,California, Nevada and Utah.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting!

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  5. really beautiful. dried weeds are as gorgeous as flower blooms to me! :) the panoramic turned out great!

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  6. All these are nice,....the flowers, my favorite.
    I really like the texture used and the golden/yellow shade, you make the desert look inviting.

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  7. Nice shots. I use Windows Live Gallery to stitch my panos. Don't like the option on the camera.

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  8. Ooohh..I love the desert weed! What an interesting plant!

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  9. Your love of the desert really shines through your photos.

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  10. The name isn't that important, but it makes for a great subject! Love that pano!

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  11. Are you aware of the upcoming photo competition by the Save Our Desert environmental group? They want pictures of Black Lava Butte and/or Flatt Top Mesa. Both are near Yucca Valley.

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    1. Thanks for this, Barb. I'll check it out!

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    2. Hey, I drove up through Thousand Palms canyon last night and got some nice sunset photos. I need to get out that way more often. A pack of coyotes were out singing at dusk...it was really nice. Love your photos of the pier! I haven't been out that way for years...maybe this summer.

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  12. Gald i found your blog! I will like to see more dessert photographs !

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  13. Wow - marvellous blue skies and beautiful macros.

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