Thursday, June 20, 2013

A Long Way From Anywhere

Here we are, middle of nowhere (or middle of everywhere, depending upon your point of view), at the junction of Highways 62 and 177 in the S. CA desert. Traveling west on 62, I was compelled to pull the Jeep over to capture the early evening light on the horizon. It's 50 miles west on Highway 62 to 29 Palms, and at least that far east to Parker on the Colorado River (and AZ border). Going south on 177 is also an option... about 35 miles to Desert Center, but there are no services there. It can be hard to feel isolated and away from it all in S CA, but this location works for me!
Photo data:  Taken Saturday, 6/15/13@8:05PM. 1/1000sec, ISO 250, f/3.2, 28mm (EF 16-35mm f/2.8 lens)

Photo data:  Taken Saturday, 6/15/13@8:06PM, 1/100sec, f/9, ISO 250, 16mm

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31 comments:

  1. Such lovely skies...love the colours...Have a great weekend!

    Shantana

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  2. These look great. Amazing colours.

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  3. These skies are gorgeous! I can't believe those colors...

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  4. Truly picturesque location and stunning colors!
    Happy Sky Watch,
    Merisi

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  5. Beautiful colors and I like the composition with the mileage sign! Happy weekend to you!

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  6. Beautiful sunset photos!
    Happy Sky Watching!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  7. Beautiful, you may not be in the middle of nowhere but you drove past it to get to that intersection.

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  8. as long as i have a full tank of gas, 4 round tires and a bit of water, i'd be fine there! :)

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  9. Sunrise, sunset, the desert always produces the best of each. A beautiful scene unmarred by a McDonalds.

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  10. I would have been compelled to photograph this as well. Thanks for visiting!

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  11. Both are exquisite (I've come to expect no less from your photos!), but I REALLY love that beautiful glow on the horizon in the second one! Isn't it amazing how much the colors can change in just one minute?? (Yep, I noticed the times you took these!) :-)

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  12. So beautiful, thank you for capturing them and dropping by to see us :)

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  13. Gorgeous skies!! What a diference a minute made in the colors! Surprising metadata for these shots -- especially the exposure times.

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  14. Amazing shots .... and landscape!

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  15. There is something about that desert sky...you captured it here. Beautiful!

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  16. Wonderful photos of the sky changing colours, simply beautiful.

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  17. An empty highway, a road sign, and the last glow of sunset ... gorgeous! Now I'm having a serious attack of itchy feet!

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  18. nice pictures - I think its the middle of somewhere!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  19. fantastic colors in that sunset!!

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  20. Stunning colors! There's a wonderful contrast between the flaming sky and the dark earth below. Beautiful capture!

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