Thursday, July 25, 2013

Joshua Tree Skies... Color Version!

I took my inspiration for this post from Shirley who left a comment on my last post of b&w photos from Joshua Tree. She wondered what the photos looked like in color. So going back through some of the photos from that same photo shoot and sharing, this time, in color. Thanks for the comment, Shirley!
Lone Joshua Tree


Desert wash, this time in color!
My lizard friend with his red head and black & yellow body.
I used a couple textures to "grunge up" the original photo.
Leaving Joshua Tree National Park at night from the east entrance (Utah Trail), this is the view you see. That's the 29 Palms Marine Base in the far distance.
Linking with Skywatch Friday. Click on the link to check out great skies from around the world. Have a great weekend!!

35 comments:

  1. I'm not quiet certain but I think that lizard is one that was searched high and low for .....
    rare and seldom seen in the area...
    as always...great photography...
    a blog that never disappoints

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  2. I never tire of your gorgeous photos.

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  3. I love your photo works of art every time I visit. The bonus is I still get to see all the grandeur of the desert without having to go there ( been there, done that for many years!) in the Summer heat or Winter Cold.

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  4. The colours are glorious. What amazing sunsets.

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  5. Lovely skies and beautiful scene. The park looks like an awesome place for taking photos. I love the texture shot and the night light shot. But, they are all gorgeous. Happy weekend to you!

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  6. Oh my goodness...I don't know where to begin! Such beauty. You've managed to awe me with the very first image of the joshua tree at sunset and its silhouette. Cute lizard...non-poisonous I hope. I think they all are, aren't they; except for the gila monster. And the night lights at the Marine Base [ooorah!!] There is something about lights at night from a distance that ....well, it just does something to me that I ogle and ahhhhh a lot.

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  7. Great shots of an unusual landscape. Well done.

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  8. Beautiful photos. Love the first one!

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  9. Black & white or color that is always a dilemma.

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  10. I love all these, the grunged up on is really good.

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  11. Thank you, Shirley indeed! I've been gone and so am behind in my blog visits and so haven't seen the B&W versions yet, but these color ones are spectacular! Those first two especially take my breath away. And I love your lizard friend - he's a very handsome fella, and much more interesting looking than the Geico gekko. :-)

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  12. LOVE! the 2nd one needs to be a postcard. and i like the lizard in color!

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  13. stunning shots - so beautiful! love the colors!

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  14. Absolutely stunning - the desert has such beauty. Thanks for showing the color too - the B&W were spectacular too.

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  15. Absolutely stunning - the desert has such beauty. Thanks for showing the color too - the B&W were spectacular too.

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  16. I thought the black-and-white shots were beautiful (I still feel that way), but these color photos are magnificent. The color in the sky is fantastic.

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  17. I only read Joshua trees, just like the saguaru cactus, but you made it real spectacular! And the rest of the shots are lovely as well. Thanks for dropping by my site too.

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  18. Makes me think I may have a look at some of my images from central Australia in black and white.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  19. Your photos are beautiful. I am partial to sunset photos in color. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment. I look forward to seeing more of your photos.

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  20. What a gorgeous series! The textured grunge one is cool and now I want to get in the car and drive to Joshua tree and photo walk with you and lap dog :)

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    1. Thanks... that would be fun! I'll see if I can't get Lap Dog signed up!!

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  21. It was great to see both versions at once...more than great! I would never have believed it could be so lovely in B&W...and your color is exquisite...of course you DO have an amazing subject! We love JT. Thanks for the beauty and the memories as always.

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  22. These are very nice, too. I do love black and white, though. Have nice w/end.

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  23. When you do color, you really do color! Wow! Some gorgeous images here.

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  24. The desert might be dramatic in b/w, but I sure love the colour versions!!! Especially that first image, and the lizard!!!

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  25. Wow..gorgeous sky photos! The colors are just amazing..

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  26. Great skies and beautiful scenes ... amazing colors in the first image!

    Irene

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  27. Your sky are just gorgeous, and I love the joshua tree in colors!

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  28. Wonderful images! Love the lizard!

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