Sunday, January 13, 2013

Snow in Joshua Tree??

OK, let me get straight to the point. I drove into Joshua Tree National Park late in the day yesterday looking for snow, but it was a bust. I went all the way up to Keys View, at over 5000' in elevation, but no snow. Not even patches on the ground. My blogger friend Cheryl Ann over at Deserts and Beyond posted some great photos on the 9th showing snow in the park, but it had melted by yesterday. But if you know Joshua Tree, you know it's almost impossible not to get some good photos! By the time I was driving out of the Park, it was dark and the moon was just rising over the hills and the Joshua Trees... perfect for some night photography!




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20 comments:

  1. Wow great shots. Who cares with this shots about a little snow.

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  2. Wonderful captures. The moon adds that extra something special.

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  3. Oh, I'm so sorry! Pinyon Flats (on the opposite side of the valley, at 4,000 feet) actually got a fresh dusting of snow...let's see...Friday night. I didn't drive up there Saturday, but Sunday morning, that area was still covered! GOSH DARN! But, as usual, you've taken some beautiful photos and how can you not LOVE Joshua Tree? I have a 3 day weekend next weekend, but I believe there is no snow forecast for this next week. I'm sure you'll find snow SOMETIME this winter!
    ~~Cheryl Ann~~

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  4. These are really spectacular shots!

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  5. These are some amazing night shots!

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  6. these are great, even sans snow. :)

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  7. So many times I go out to shoot something very specific and return with completely different, better shots. These are pretty amazing!

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  8. There are many out there thinking "Snow in the desert?" Once or twice I've experienced it. Pretty but not fun. I don't do cold. These are wonderful moon sky photos.

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  9. Very cool shots you have there. I was up in JT last weekend for a sunrise shoot. We got there in the dark and took us a while to realise all that what stuff we were driving on wasn't sand! I got some fabulous shots as did my companions. Thank god for cable releases. I'd not brought gloves - I didn't realise we'd be hitting snow - so I was able to set up a tripod with the cable release and keep my hands in my pocket and click from there, lol. Whatever works, eh?

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  10. Beautiful...I really love the first one!

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  11. All of these are marvelous photos, but I think the first one is my favorite.

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  12. Beautiful! If you really want to see some snow, head north. We've got plenty and I promise to share! :-)

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  13. Yep, those trees make excellent foreground objects for night-time photography. Great silhouettes. Lovely shots!

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  14. These are fantastic - quite eery.My favourite is the middle one - beautiful colour and composition.

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  15. Beautiful sequence of photos. The desert at night is thrilling. And freezing cold this time of year. Hope you were bundled up when you took these.

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  16. Very nice, the colors are wonderful.

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  17. gorgeous! The way the moon is captured is just so stunning in these.

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  18. LOVE it! I'm so glad you came by to share on Weekly Top Shot #65!

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  19. I love these photos, especially the first one!!!

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