Thursday, May 26, 2016

Somewhere Near Cabazon...

I was driving out to the Joshua Tree area a couple weeks ago, on Interstate 10 heading east near Cabazon. I was in a hurry, but I couldn't resist pulling off the road for some cloud shots. The skies were just too incredible to be ignored!! It's important to be flexible and take advantage of opportunities as they present themselves, don't you agree??
An added bonus: As I was taking this shot, I could hear a train off in the distance chugging toward me!





Ya gotta love desert trains framed by beautiful skies!
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46 comments:

  1. WOW!!!!!! I adore these shots. I loved the sky/mountains in the first shot and the train only makes it all the better.

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  2. It would have been a shame to miss shots like this.Love those skies.

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  3. Fabulous sky shots. Also love the angle of the first train shots. Thanks for the lesson.

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  4. Now that would be rude not to take photos of those sky's, Quite stunning

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  5. Wow - incredible and incredibly beautiful!

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  6. Glorious, iconic shots. They bring to mind a video I once saw which consisted solely of trains chugging through the American landscape, no commentary just train noises. It's stayed in my mind for over 40 years.

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  7. WOW!! What a stunning landscape and sky! I love the addition of the train. Fabulous images.

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  8. The colors are indeed stunning deep. Great shots again. The light and landscape is very favorable for photography prove over and over again. Thanks for showing.

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  9. Fantastic shots! The sky was too cool to ignore!

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  10. This is something out of a film. I hope you weren't standing on the raills :-)
    Such terrific scenes. Totally outside my scope.

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  11. Hello, oh yes! Stopping for a beautiful sky like this is a must. Gorgeous blues and lovely clouds. The train is cool too. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend! Happy Memorial Day weekend!

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  12. As always incredible photography.

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  13. Those clouds are really breathtaking.
    Thanks for stopping and making some time for those wonderful shots.

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  14. ohhhhhhhh dang. I wish I could get my clouds to look like that. I've tried manipulating the tonal features, contrast blah blah, but just can't get the hang of it :(

    gorgeous

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  15. Sometimes I will drive out by Whitewater to look for trains, especially out by the windmills. Did you know you can take Whitewater Road down to where it meets 111? There is a water holding pond out there with ducks! It's on Indian land. Maybe I'll see you out there one day!
    ~Cheryl Ann~

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  16. Those are incredible skies!
    Have a great week-end!
    Lea

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  17. I loved that you included the train in your images. :)

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  18. Eye-popping!! Yes, it was wise to stop and shoot...That top image is extraordinary..great catch..

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  19. Dyn-o-mite shots. Love the sky. There's something especially interesting about the desert, the train, and the wind-turbines....

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  20. I love skies like this which I shoot in black and white with a polarizing filter. The first photo would be ideal for that. Very nice!

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  21. I love skies like this which I shoot in black and white with a polarizing filter. The first photo would be ideal for that. Very nice!

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  22. Those are exquisite. And the train makes them even better, adding a sense of scale to the vast landscapes.

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  23. Absolutely breathtaking! I remember a few years ago when we were in Joshua Tree, the sky was bluer than I had ever seen of any sky and the scenery was jaw-dropping. Great shots and loved the ones of the train too.

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  24. Beyond beautiful! Joshua Tree does have the best blue skies and those clouds are perfect. And the train was a stroke of luck for adding scale -- and the feeling of the desert -- I can't express how the area makes me feel in words. But your pictures are a poem about it.

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  25. that is a happy time when the clouds paint the sky and a train comes to you as well! You are in the place you are meant to be and you bear witness to the beauty of your place.

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  26. Peter, gorgeous, gorgeous sky! I can't get over how vividly blue your sky views are usually and those clouds are perfect like white fluffy cotton candy. The desert landscape and sky are quite a contrast. Great shots! Thanks for sharing with all the SWF gang and for your visit! Have an enjoyable weekend.

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  27. Amazing photos with a wonderful sky !

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  28. What fabulous photos. It was certainly worth stopping.

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  29. OH S*&$%#@T! WondefulAmazingApplause!!!!

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  30. Amazing!!those skyies are just wonderful:))))you live in such a beautiful place:)))

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  31. oh impromptu stops are so much fun, this is why I take my camera with me wherever I go.

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  32. Wow ! that was really worthwhile to stop !

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  33. Wow! Spectacular sky! So beautiful!

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  34. Well, skyshots and trains and wind turbines. And how come your railroad cars have lots less graffiti than our Oklahoma rail cars?

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  35. Whoa! Dramatic skies and mountains, and so much energy!

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  36. Whoa! Dramatic skies and mountains, and so much energy!

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  37. Wow, those are spectacular sky shots, I love them all!

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  38. I don't blame you for pulling over. Both the view and your photos are AMAZING!

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