Thursday, July 5, 2012

Greetings from Joshua Tree!!

My wife and I went out to JT last weekend to do some "scouting" for a photo shoot. My nephew is starting a new business (high end jewelry) and has asked me to be the photographer. I'm honored, but at the same time a little nervous, given I'm just an amateur. At any rate, we will be heading out to the Joshua Tree area with a couple of models and a director.  We've scouted out what I think will be some great photo shoot sites... and in the process of scouting took a few sunset photos in Joshua Tree National Park. Hopefully I can share some live model photos with you in the next couple weeks.  Wish me luck!


Linking to Skywatch Friday. Click on the link to check out great skies from all over the world. Have a great weekend!!

35 comments:

  1. the first photo is my favorite---the colors and silhouettes are breathtaking.

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  2. Nice sunsets. You'll do fine in a photo shoot.

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  3. Beautiful pics! I like the first one though.

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  4. Beautiful captures.Happy sky watching.

    My Sky.

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  5. I love that last shot.Stunning.Have a great weekend!

    Shantana

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  6. Beautiful pictures. Good luck with the photoshoot..believe me, you are no amateur..your photography is great!

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  7. Beautiful captures! Love the colors. Good luck with photo shoot. Happy Skywatching!

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  8. Knowing how wonderful your photos are (like those in this post),
    you'll do a great job!

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  9. those are truly beautiful. good luck with the new challenge, but i bet you're going to do GREAT!

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  10. These photos are amazing, especially the one on top. And you will do just great on the photo shoot, it is probably a bit different with real models and all, but you sure have the eye :-) Good Luck!

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  11. Wonderful colors and compositions! Your photo shooting assignment sounds fun and challenging, and I'm sure you'll do great!

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  12. Wonderful colors and great details! I especially like the first one.

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  13. Amazing sky! Happy Friday! I enjoyed my first full week back blogging after the birth of my son. If you haven't already done so, please stop by my blog to say hello and
    "Like" Hood Photography on Facebook! Thanks!

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  14. Really beautiful! I love silhouettes against sunrises and sunsets (hey, a poem! lol), and the Joshua tree makes for an excellent one! That top photo is just gorgeous. And I love your special effects on the other two, that make them look like paintings! So creative, and such wonderful photos for SkyWatch!

    I think your nephew chose his photographer well! Good luck to both of you in your new business ventures! :-)

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  15. Nice shots! I like the edit on the last one. Good luck with the new venture.

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  16. Congrats on the gig! You will do well. Love the sunset shots. Absolutely gorgeous!

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  17. I love the effects you did on the last two photos--they look like watercolor paintings--so pretty! The desert has its own unique beauty. Good luck on the photo shoot for your nephew. Judging by your photos that I've seen, I expect that the photos will be beautiful. Have a fun weekend!

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  18. Beautiful colour and and sky. I remember travelling through there in the nineties - so hot and so spectacular.

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  19. Thank you for these gorgeous photos. Good luck with your project. You are the right photographer!

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  20. Love the profile of the joshua tree. You really showed it off well in these photos. Good luck on the photo shoot. It will be fun to see what you come up with.

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  21. Fabulous shot. Love the colours.

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  22. I love your header and Joshua Tree desert sunsets-I live in the same Mohave desert in St. George, Utah and enjoy the winter winter here. Thanks for commenting on my Skywatch Friday...

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  23. Congratulations, Mr. SP&P -- will you remember us when you are famous? xoxo

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  24. You're not an amateur any more :) These are lovely photos, there's something special about the desert light.

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  25. Thanks so much for the comments about trying midrange. I definitely am going to try the suggestions. I have been working at trying to find my camera's 'sweet spot' but haven't gotten there yet. Plus I only have the lens that came with the camera....but that's okay...I still have too much to learn before I add yet another lens to become familiar with. I plan on visiting often!!!

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  26. What a great project! I can't wait to see the results :)

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  27. The last photo is awesome, lighting so well captured!

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  28. Wonderful captures! Vivid and striking.

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  29. These skywatch pics are lovely. I'm sure you've heard this lots before, but they're ideal for postcards or posters. Great look!

    Best wishes for the live model shoot. I hope your research goes smoothly, so you are prepared for the big event. I have no doubt that your talent will cross over to excellent people-pics.

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  30. I'm in love with the first shot! Rare beauty captured : )

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