Thursday, May 24, 2012

Desert Skywatch!

Some additional photos from last weekend. I was using my 70-200mm telephoto with a 2X extender, so 400mm max telephoto. My wife and I were hiking out behind our house at sunset, and the late desert light was awesome! As you can tell, I was shooting a lot right into the sun, which is fun to do with a telephoto lens. I enhanced the color on a couple of these in Photoshop, but pretty close to straight out of the camera.

A favorite of mine... silhouette of my wife. I like the light coming through her hat and on her jaw.

Yucca sky

The creosotes are done flowering and have these puff balls that catch the late afternoon light.

Unknown weed silhouetted by the sun.

Desert hills and sky to the west of our house
Happy Skywatch Friday, and have a fantastic weekend!

31 comments:

  1. that last one is spectacular! love the yucca, too. nice!

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  2. Wow - utterly magical and totally spectacular! Love love these shots.

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  3. Wow! I love that YuccaSky picture!

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  4. How beautiful. It's breathtaking.

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  5. Wonderful pics! I love the silhouette photos.

    My entry.

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  6. So warm and wonderful! Silhouettes....my favorite!

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  7. These are wonderful. Your wife makes a beautiful model and I really like the light through her hat.

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  8. Wonderful photos. Although all are amazing but 2, 3 and last one are my favourites.

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  9. beautiful! I don't know what else can I say, more than what gorgeous colours & shadows!

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  10. Superb photos! My favourite is the 2nd one. Like you, I think the light coming through the hat is spectacular!

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  11. Truly stunning and creative set of photos. I spent a happy few days at Joshua Tree back in the 1990s.

    Chrissy from Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

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  12. Wow, glorious colours and those little flowers are magical against the light.

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  13. Oh, wow! Very pretty! I'm glad you are back in the desert. We are going to Idyllwild for the weekend. I have a furlough day Friday, so we get an extra day to relax and play!

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  14. Wonderful photos! The colours are great and you have nice clean silhouettes.

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  15. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!! All of them.

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  16. Stunning!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  17. Each and every shot is beautiful.Have a great weekend!

    Shantana.

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  18. Beautiful set op photos! Love the second one the most.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  19. Beautiful, light through the hat and purple hills, also lovely botanicals...yucca, creosote and mystery weed!

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  20. Stnuung images, gorgeous silhouettes and I love the Creosotes!

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  21. Wonderful golden light I like both silhouettes of your wife.

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  22. I do like the silhouettes - who says never shot into the sun!

    Cheers - Stewart M

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  23. These are gorgeous images. I love the silhouettes. The creosotes shot is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your lovely skies. Happy Memorial Day weekend.

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  24. your photos are magnificent and i particularly like the shot of the Yucca sky. well done.

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  25. I love those silhouettes, they're perfect!

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  26. Oh my gosh... I love these shots! Would you pick one and come share with me and my readers at The View From Right Here 'Weekly Top Shot #32!?'

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  27. Wow! Amazing shots!!
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment!! Love the comments!!
    Have a fabulous weekend!!
    Debbie's Travels

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  28. That last photo is awesome, I liked how layers are shown here.


    Happy Sunday!

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