Saturday, March 17, 2012

Desert Skies... Storm on the Way!

Almost midnight on Friday night, so I better make this a quick post if I want to link to Skywatch Friday! My wife and I are out in 29 Palms this weekend, and we took the Jeep out exploring just a few miles from the house late this afternoon. We were fortunate to have some pretty desert skies and a lot of good photography opportunities.  
Desert Homestead cabin in 29 Palms


I have no idea what this person has on their roof. Water tank? TV antenna?

People in the desert are so quirky... I couldn't resist stopping to
take a pic of this gate, that says "You are at 68560 Two Mile Rd.
Now go away! Do not annoy the craze person". My wife suggest
I use the telephoto lens :-)

A favorite shot from today... my wife silhouetted by the setting sun.
Happy Skywatch Friday, and enjoy your weekend!

40 comments:

  1. I really like those funky "homesteads" in the desert. Great sunset shots. Enjoy the weekend.

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  2. love these photos! i like the one with the tires. and the sign.."craze person" ..i think i will have this on my home. but spell crazy right. haha.

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  3. Beautiful photos.

    Regards and best wishes

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  4. Your desert photos are beautiful, as always. I love the sky in the one where you wonder what is on that roof (I have no idea....). Those deserted cabins intrigue me, I must check them out myself sometime. And the photo with the quirky sign is great as well, I am a big fan of crazy signs people make. Agree with you on the last one, very nice!
    Have a nice weekend!

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  5. As usual, you have GORGEOUS photos! I actually headed up the other way...up to Garner Valley and Idyllwild yesterday afternoon! I always enjoy seeing the homesteads. I used to know a couple who live in Indio Hills that bought a homestead cabin, fixed it up (one bedroom, one bath) and now live there and have their horses there. They have 5 acres. It's TINY, but, hey...it's just the two of them!

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  6. Amazing shots, as usual. I can relate to the quirky folks around these parts, after all my neighbour is the Tooth Fairy, lol (long and funny story). Wonder what they think of me?!

    I was at the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve yesterday evening and got some great shots, too. Think I'll wait for Wild Bird Wednesday to post. Have a wonderful weekend and don't get washed away.

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  7. Maybe the craze person is trying to call the mother ship. ha ha

    The lack of focus in the clouds on your wife's silhoutte picture is a nice touch.

    Great sky captures. Why did these homestead owners ever leave these great, big skies behind?

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  8. such a unique bunch of folks you meander amongst there... :)

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  9. I love those wasted out old desert homesteads. I wonder who and for how long they lived there and when. Great sign on that fence. As for the tower it looks like the H bomb at the Nevada test site back in the 50's.

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  10. Now I have 'Fly like an eagle in my head'..interesting thing on the roof..Love the photo of your wife..Michelle

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  11. As old and run down as some of these desert homesteads are, they make for an "unseen" beauty only found in this part of the country. Love the last one!

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  12. These photos are delicious...thanks for sharing. =)

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  13. Your photos are absolutely stunning. What type of camera do you have?
    Come join me in Foto Friday where the theme is open and link your blog
    http://imagesbl.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/foto-friday-introduction-1.html

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  14. What great shots of these desert dwellings with very spectacular skies up above. The sun peeping up fromt he hill is my fave shot!

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  15. The lighting in these shots is just wonderful - lots of "fixer uppers" there in the desert. The tire one and the sky behind that tank and red shed ++++! Also - glad you didn't get shot (and I don't mean by a camera!).

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  16. brilliant images!!
    loved them all!

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  17. The 'Do-not-annoy-the-craze-person' sign is brilliant. Ha ha! Glad you lived to share the photo. :-)

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  18. These are all wonderful shots! love the colors! The gate sign is awesome! love the shot of your wife!

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  19. Wonderful shots - looks abandoned and yet beautiful! Love the last shot - my favourite too.

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  20. That sign surely make the wanderers more curious... very nice set of photos! happy weekend!

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  21. Good call on telephoto :) Love the shot of the tires. YOu two are a great team!

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  22. A long lens seems like a good idea for some shots!

    I like the 'sun burst' on the old car tyre shot.

    Cheers

    Stewart M

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  23. Beautiful pictures of an environment so unknown to us poor inhabitants of the low countries. I love them.

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  24. I love the desert. Almost 30 years ago I spent a week bouncing around the desert in a jeep with some guys from Bechtel engineering as we were routing a pipeline from near Needles to Bakersfield. We came upon lots of houses very deep in the desert with people still living in them. Lots of crazy people.

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  25. The shacks look so tiny! The skies are lovely.

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  26. I loved these! So very different from the soggy conditions here. I especially liked that your final photo was of a person. Great contrast to the lifeless looking houses.

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  27. Awesome shots! So much trash, and still so interesting images. A perfect place to play with the camara :)

    Irene

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  28. A varied collection of skies, and some really interesting subjects! I actually like the photo of your wife, and I seldom like photos of people...

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  29. fun post and as always you cannot resist being so creative and interesting in your posts!! I always enjoy seeing your take on things....cheers.

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  30. What a wonderful blog!
    Well done. I love the desert shots, especially the fence and the craze person!

    Greetings from Cottage Country!

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  31. These are stunning photos! I love how bright the colors are and that silhouette shot is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing!

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  32. That last one of your wife is one of the best Skywatch shots ever. I hope you're framing that one.

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  33. A lot of fun and funny photos!! The silhouette of your wife is great as is the lighting in the water tower shot.

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  34. Interesting captures! I like the last image best, which looks so dramatic.

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  35. I'd love to have you enter one of these in a photo competition on my blog - http://thedustycellarshoots.blogspot.com/2012/03/photo-competition-sky-in-landscape.html

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  36. Oh, the last photo is wonderful! Love all your desert sky shots, though.

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