Thursday, November 10, 2016

Sullivan Road, 29 Palms

I'm lucky, some of the best sunset views are right from my own property in the S CA desert. There have been many times when I have been driving around Joshua Tree National Park chasing sunset shots, only to return home to find the best sunset waiting for me!

Our rustic little desert homestead cabins that we rent out on Airbnb. If you look west on Sullivan Road...
...you get a nice, open desert vista and the road seems to go on forever.

And by the time the sun starts to set, things get even more dramatic! This was taken just a few steps away from the previous photo.

This photo was taken a couple hundred yards from the Sullivan Road photos. That's a big "Teddy Bear" cholla cactus (lower left). Very nasty, tenacious spines makes this a cactus to avoid!


Later that same evening, as the stars are just starting to come out, I took this shot at the back of the property. That's my old "project" trailer (which is turning out to be quite a project). It's permanently placed on a concrete slab... it's days of rolling down the highway are over. We finally have electrical and plumbing completed, although still a lot more to be done. But I'll save that for another post!
 
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40 comments:

  1. Great photos, and so close to home. I admire your dedication to your project.

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  2. Beautiful sky shots and I look forward to a post showing the completed trailer!

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  3. you do have some magnificent skies and the stars look much brighter out there too.

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  4. Wow, what fabulous skies in your desert...

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  5. Wonderful tour of the desert under the beautiful sky.

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  6. As always - such gorgeous shots!

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  7. I can see what you go there, a wonderful wide open space to view and the sunsets and great

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  8. Wow. Those wonderful open spaces all round you are so scenic. What a wonderful place to breathe freely.

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  9. Its a road indeed but on a landscape you don't see often on roads. Great.

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  10. FANTASTIC skies. That second-to-last photo is a real stunner.

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  11. FANTASTIC skies. That second-to-last photo is a real stunner.

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  12. oh, ah. I bet you get some gorgeous stars out there too. Been a long time since I've been away from the glow of the city.

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  13. you have amazing skies on hand. :) glad you're making progress on the project - never-ending at your place there!

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  14. Wow fantastic sky!!
    I love the very first picture. It is so very clear and I feel I could just walk right into it.

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  15. Such a strange and fascinating world where you live ... the sunset sunset shots are awesome again.

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  16. I am spellbound! The last shot of the sky at night has cast a spell on me! But they are all spectacular scenes!

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  17. Fantastic images! The sky and sunset photos are absolutely gorgeous!

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  18. Wonderful images. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. I can't come up with a new description not used previously. Awesome, fantastic, unreal, gorgeous.

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  20. You do have the best sunset view at your place. I have heard that at the deserts, the beautiful night sky is filled with stars!
    Looking forward to the progress of your wonderful project.

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  21. Wonderful photos. The sky looks really dramatic.

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  22. Nice to see you again!
    Your photos are powerful, as always.
    Have a good weekend.

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  23. Nice to see you again!
    Your photos are powerful, as always.
    Have a good weekend.

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  24. Hello, pretty desert scenes and skies. The sunset is lovely and the star captures is beautiful. Happy weekend to you!

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  25. Marvelous photos and impressions of this awesome sunset.
    Best, Synnöve

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  26. The sunset pictures are stunning !

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  27. You really have a nice back yard and front yard and view of the skies, road, desert, mountains. Amazing photographs taken weekly. Have a great week-end.

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  28. You certainly do have spectacular views and sunsets from your home.

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  29. You are great at night shots. Heck, you are great at all shots! I think I'll have a shot.

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  30. These are incredible...just incredibly gorgeous...and to think it's RIGHT THERE!!!...:)JP

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  31. Peter, you never disappoint with your photographs. I love the rich blue skies, dramatic sunsets, and look at that starry night sky - fantastic! You make me just a wee bit jealous but in a good way. It puts a fire in me to be the best I can be as an amateur photographer. Thanks for sharing such beautiful pictures on Skywatch Friday, my friend. Now, have a good weekend or what's left of it!

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  32. Really nice photos! Such a beautiful sky.

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  33. I know that feeling! I can capture all the sunsets with their beauty out on the roads but the one from the front yard is always the best!

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