Thursday, October 17, 2013

Skull on the Dry Lake

We were heading over to the dry lake north of Highway 62 in Joshua Tree around sunset. I really like these lonely desert roads (so does my Jeep!).
The Coyote Dry Lake Bed is surrounded by desert scrub and cactus. It's got the big open vistas that people like so much in the desert. Makes for some good photography, too!
I'd like to say that we discovered this old steer skull while bouncing across the lake bed in the Jeep...
But the truth is we had it in the Jeep and were taking it to the dry lake for a "photo shoot".
Pretty cool, don't you think? I like the sky colors at sunset over the dry lake, so linking with Skywatch Friday. Click on the link to check out great skies from all over the world!!

30 comments:

  1. What an amazing view! I like the sunset with your skull. So cool

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  2. Great shots, so glad the roads on Park land are open again!

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  3. Marvellous sky shots. Thanks for your comments on my blog.

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  4. That is a really dramatic shot. I'm glad you planted the skull. I was feeling sorry for some poor cow stranded in that desolate and dry place.

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  5. It's a very cool shot, even if you set it up. Maybe - especially if you set it up? :)

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  6. No photo bag is compete without a cow skull!

    Nice shot.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  7. Awseome and you have a Jeep even better

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  8. Stunning - amazing. I love the contrasts of the desert.

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  9. Great shots again. Wonderful.

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  10. Gorgeous sky captures! I love the colors and the skull. Have a happy weekend!

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  11. Looks good for a write up on famine struck region.
    Great series!

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  12. Wonderful idea!!! Sometimes you just need a focal point for the beautiful sunset to be a background for, and bringing your focal point along makes it all easier!!!!

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  13. I like the first skull shot. Nicely done. In the desert there are mostly open skies. :) Not much rain.

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  14. Marvelous photos!!! I was fortunate enough to visit Joshua Tree several years. It is quite a place. I hope to go back one day.

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  15. Fabulous shots! but last shot looking stunning..

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  16. We love the west also but I 've never been to Joshua Tree. Hope to some day!
    Your pictures are so good - my fav - your header!

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  17. 'bring your own props' works, too! :)

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  18. Interesting set of images! The B&W has wonderful detail, and one is certainly drawn into the scene. Well done! Ya gotta love the bottom shot! It's so Dali-like mood and colorwise. Kudos!

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  19. Great photo shoot. I love the color of the clouds in the second one. Thanks for visiting!

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  20. I can't decide if the road is inviting or foreboding, either way it's a great shot.

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  21. You had a wonderful photo shoot, and it showed in your beautiful photos!

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