Thursday, May 29, 2014

Jeepin' in Joshua Tree

We took our granddaughter on a Jeep ride in the park last Saturday. She really enjoys the great desert views out the back of the open Jeep... far superior to the very limited view she has out of the family sedan! For her, it's a little like a ride at Disneyland!

This is in the Queen Valley area of the park. An easy dirt road that goes through some really pretty areas and eventually ends up back on pavement near Barker Dam.
I used my fisheye lens to take the shot below... I was lying flat on my back shooting up toward the sky. I was trying to get maximum distortion... make my wife look really tall... and it turned into a very funny moment as my granddaughter walked over, stood in front of my wife, and imitated the way she was standing!

Linking with Skywatch Friday.
Thanks to our hosts - Yogi, Sylvia and Sandy!!

35 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous sky shots and creative presentation for SWF ~ Happy Weekend ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  2. This makes me want to go to Joshua park.

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  3. lovely sky photos and I love the fisheye with your granddaughter in it. too cute.

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  4. Fantastic photos and I love your fish eye shot of your sweet family.

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  5. Love the fisheye image, too cute with the granddaughter in it. Fabulous shots as always.

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  6. Nice shots. Good for you and your wife for getting your grand daughter outside in such a beautiful area.

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  7. Stunning scenery and shots.

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  8. What fun (both the trip and the photos and processing). Gorgeous skies and I love the little mimic with her very tall grandma ;>)!

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  9. The pic of your wife and grand daughter - cute!

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  10. Now I know were Hollywood get all those technicolor skywatches from. Fantastic skies here. Also a great family portret. What you all have to do for a picture.

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  11. Superb skywatch from you this week. Love the photo of your wife and grandaughter, well thought outthat

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  12. Wonderful shots with great colors in the sky.
    The last photo is breathtaking, thanks for sharing!

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  13. Wow, these are just stunning.. Love your family shot, adorable.. Gorgeous sky captures. Happy skywatching and have a great weekend!

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  14. You make me want to plan a trip there! So beautiful and interesting.

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  15. Wow! That's one very special fish eye shot.

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  16. Great color in those shots. I am afraid to ask if they've been manipulated a whole lot or that is pretty much how it was. I know the desert can produce images like that. I don't have a fisheye lens but can use my GoPro camera for the same purpose. Only thing is I never know what I got until I download the images, sort of like what Forrest Gump said about life, a Go Pro camera is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get.

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    1. Your comment made me laugh, John! The last two were cropped but otherwise SOOC. I enhanced the colors just a bit in the first two photos. I'll have to check out the GoPro camera... sounds like fun!

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  17. Wonderful shots. Little one is having a great time.

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  18. The desert skies are really beautiful...and I could use a little more height..too...that is a neat photo

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  19. I really like the picture you took of your wife and granddaughter. Very imaginative. The desert (and sky) is absolutely beautiful.

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  20. Stunning photos of the desert sky. Did those clouds yield some rain?

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  21. wonderful photos in the desert park - that would be an amazing place to take your camera.

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  22. I loved our brief visit to Joshua Tree. I hope some day to capture the fiery sky.

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  23. Beautiful photos and I love the fisheye one - really made me smile. Such fun viewing the world with a little one in tow.

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  24. Super!!! I finally got in to view your blog post...I kept getting 'server not found' for the last day and a half. No fault of yours of course; just a server/blogger glitch I'm sure.

    I really enjoyed them all...the area is one of my favorite parts of the country!!

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  25. What a beautiful area. And the photo with your wife and granddaughter is classic!

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  26. Does your wife have to get leg extensions for her jeans??

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  27. You got some wonderful shots! I especially like the one of your wife and granddaughter. So cute!

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  28. Amazing sky shots ... fascinating landscape. So different from what you find in Norway :)

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  29. Jeeps are always more fun to ride in than a car!!! Beautiful skies!!! Mickie :)

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  30. Truly awesome shots. You really had an interesting sky that day. What a wonderful granddad you are!

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  31. Fun photos all, but that last photo is something truly special!! Great finale!

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