Friday, November 16, 2012

Skywatch Friday: Joshua Tree Edition!

I've just returned from a week in New Brunswick, NJ, for a business meeting so no photography since last weekend. Although I didn't get out of my hotel much, the little bit of New Jersey I did see appears to be cleaning up nicely. Lots of evidence of downed trees, but looks like most people (although not all) have power restored and gasoline available. But virtually all the locals had stories about sustained power outages, ridiculously long wait times in gas lines, and extended periods of time without a hot shower. The most common topic of conversation was about generators... have you installed one yet? Gasoline powered vs. natural gas vs. propane? Free standing vs. hard-wired into the house? Sounds like it won't be long before back-up generators become a standard feature on homes in hurricane country. What's this got to do with my Skywatch post?  Absolutely nothing, so without further rambling, here's a photo I took last month in Joshua Tree National Park. The sun was just setting and there was a beautiful pinkish light glow from behind the rocky hills. One of my favorites!
Click the Skywatch link to check out great looking skies from around the world. Have a great weekend! 

24 comments:

  1. very cool!

    glad you got to see the resilience of the jersey folk. :)

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  2. Give us one really good earthquake and we'd be talking generator talk too. Great photo.

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  3. Nice, I hope to get to Joshua Tree this winter or spring.
    We may not get hurricanes in California but I still remember the Northridge earthquake and all the outages and damage. I was in Southern California for the Sylmar quake as well but that wasn't as destructive.

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  4. The word bit of the post as interesting as the picture - related or no.

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  5. That is just incredibly beautiful!

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  6. Amazing capture and so beautiful! WOW!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

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  7. I can see why that's one of your faves. It's stunning!

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  8. Lovely Capture! Happy skywatching.

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  9. Surreal, and gorgeous as all your photos are!

    I'm glad you found evidence of healing and recovery in NJ. Those generators can be a double-edged sword - great to have when you need them, but I've read several stories dying from CO2 poisoning from generators running in the aftermath of Sandy. Sure hope they start making them a lot safer, especially if they're going to be part of "the new normal!"

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  10. The colours are sensational in both the sky and the rooks. Must have been amazing to be there.

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  11. Lovely photo! My father was without power for 9 days after Sandy and the houses across the street flooded.

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  12. Great to hear about the strong resolve of our East Coast neighbors. LOVE that sunset. Such incredible beauty you captured there.

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  13. so marvelously beautiful... a place i never been to yet.

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  14. I like the way the sky take the same grimm look as the peaks on the horizon. Great shot

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  15. Calling by from Skywatch Friday, I never fail to be impressed by the skies Mother Nature sends us and your sunset composition is a beautiful example.

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  16. That's beautiful, I really need to get to some of the parks out west.

    Our power was out for a few days during Sandy; some folks were out for 5-7 days. I hear people talking bout getting Naturals Gas powered whole-home generators and spending $10K or more. Seems a bit overboard, especially since there is no guarantee that the gas lines will not be affected in future storms.

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  17. This photo is absolutely fantastic. The color is amazing, but I like the composition as well. Very well done.

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  18. You caught a beauty here. I've spent a lot of time in that area. You enjoyed a lovely sunset here, for sure!
    -Kim

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  19. That is gorgeous!! I love the pattern of light and shadows on the hills!!

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  21. Wow!! What a stunning sky and a beautiful scene!!

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