Thursday, March 17, 2016

Desert Views

I haven't done any desert photography for a few weeks, so it was nice to get out last weekend with the camera. These were taken near the Indian Cove area in Joshua Tree National Park.


The yucca plants are blooming!


Hard to see, but the barbed wire fence on the left of the yucca in the above photo is the border for Joshua Tree National Park. Step over (or under) it to the left and you are in the Park. That's exactly what I did, and then hiked up the wash, as I took the photos for this post.


Textured photo of side-by-side red barrels.
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51 comments:

  1. Wow! What a beautiful place and gorgeous photography (with a little editing maybe?) Fantastic anyway!

    Happy Weekend coming to you ~ ^_^

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  2. Such a special place to be able to photograph and you do so beautifully! Nice easy fence to get under and hopefully you didn't get snagged!

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  3. What gorgeous desert photos.

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  4. loveliness! yup, i saw that fence. :)

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  5. You make my day each time I come here for a visit. Simply splendid shots.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  6. Beautiful images!When the sun sets is probably the best time to take pics? During the day the sun must obliterate half of the shapes!
    First I though the next to last was an explosion - you got me good there, Peter!
    Also inviting you to my new meme SEASONS - anything during the seasons goes (beyond landscapes!) The thumbnail link is open Mon-Wed. till 7pm, Pacific time.
    Just to give you an idea, I like one of your images of the old cars you posted before:)-but it's your choice. Happy weekend and hope to see you there!

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  7. What an interesting and beautiful area. You brought it all to life for us through your lens.

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  8. These are some fantastic photos. The first one is my favorite.

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  9. Ay-ay-yay - that is a hostile landscape. Very intriguing images. joanna

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  10. Lovely pictures.That blue sky makes any picture look even better.

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  11. Wonderful. I should be down there right now but am sidelined here at home waiting for a part to make repairs on the RV. Grrr...

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  12. I saw that fence. I think I'd step over rather then crawl under. Wow your desert photos were just wonderful.

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  13. Amazing crystal clear photos.

    You mean they don't have a high tech security fence with a nearby swat team to swoop down on trespassers?

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  14. As always - fabulous photos - I do enjoy seeing pictures from the desert, such a beautiful place.

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  15. Stunning captures with a wonderful depth of colour. I love them.

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  16. Awesome shots. You've photographed some wonderful desert colours.

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  17. Wonderful clar blue skies adn gorgeous scenery

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  18. you really know how to present the desert in the best possible way :)

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  19. Beautiful not much more to add really

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  20. Hello, I love the landscape and the beautiful sky. The yucca and the red barrels are beautiful desert plants. Awesome photos! Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  21. Al those colors. Real stunning. Great shots of the desert again. I like them.

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  22. An excellent post of superb photos.

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  23. This is stunning! Thank you for the beautiful beautiful view!

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  24. Gorgeous dessert scenery, your photos are fantastic!

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  25. Your photos are so vivid! The first one is my favourite. I'd like it as a picture in my home. When we lived in Southern California Joshua Tree was a place we like to camp and use our telescope to watch the stars. - Margy

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  26. Stunning shots! The fifth from the top is amazing - the clouds seem to explode from the ground.

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  27. Great pictures. It's so nice to see other parts of the country. It may as well be another part of the world for all the similarity to where I live.

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  28. I love your desert shots! It's so fascinating to see the landscape, so different from everything else. We have breathtaking landscapes and views in Norway, but in my opinion, nothing compared to the desert. If I have to pic a favorite, I will chose the first image, the tree makes a great focus point and it has a stunning view.

    Irene

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  29. Fantastic pictures. So amazing

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  30. As someone who has never seen the desert in his life, these pictures intrigue me. Amazing :)

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  31. So beautiful! Funny you sneaking into the NP!! (As I remember it, there aren't any entrance gates anyway and I'm sure you have a pass, but I just couldn't resist a little teasing!). We once stepped across a barbwired fence into Mexico while in one of the Arizona National Parks. Long time ago-- there's probably a wall there now (not funny).

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  32. Gorgeous photos! such a fantastic nature and I love the cactus on the last image!

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  33. Wow! What a gorgeous photography! Beautiful scenery

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  34. Great photos! As always :-)) I have experienced it several times, that unknown people asking if I'm Mrs. Ranten, which is my nikname on the Internet. It's always nice to meet in the real world ?!

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  35. Stunning shots.Loved the clouds in the fifth picture.

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  36. What gorgeous skies you had!

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