Thursday, April 13, 2017

High Desert Skies

The view west, at sunset, from 29 Palms towards the village of Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley in the high desert of Southern California. Funny, I thought the sunset on this particular night was going to be dull, and then as if just to prove me wrong, the sky suddenly added color and the clouds became more dramatic. I find it hard to predict what the desert sky will do!!




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44 comments:

  1. It amazes me that the clouds can be so different in different parts of the country.... how very beautiful those "stacked clouds" look in the sunset. Very nice.

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  2. I've traveled many place in the world, but I've never seen skies that produce sunrises and sunsets like desert skies do. You were in the right place at the right time!

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  3. My what fabulous sky captures.

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  4. It looked like a zeppelin to me !

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  5. What a sunset! And those clouds do look like UFOs!

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  6. Really beautiful and unusual cloud formations and colors!

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  7. Wow - fantastic! I love these Western skies.

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  8. Wow - the colors looks like a painting:) In your comment to me you wondered about if those photo boxes will be a thing of the past - my thought on it is that they maybe called different, but my guess is that there will always be a need for tangible (physical) reminders, versus a screen:) Have a great weekend:)

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  9. Ohhhh!!! Those captures!!! Spectacular colors and that soft drama of the clouds! This is hypnotising!

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  10. Clouds as a dust storm. Very nice and indeed also dramatic.

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  11. These are great. So difficult to predict what the skies will do next. You just have to be out there with the camera as often as possible I suppose.

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  12. Hello, the colors and cloud formations are stunning. Gorgeous sky captures. Happy Friday! Enjoy your day! Happy Easter to you and your family.

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  13. I am transfixed by your desert sunset skies! Just amazing!
    Happy Easter!

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  14. Beautiful colors. You are right though, it is hard to predict whether a sunset is going to be colorful or not.

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  15. Gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. I do love the desert... Thanks for your super pictures.

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  17. Looks warm and inviting.
    Coffee is on

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  18. What an amazing sky and what a gift to photograph it so beautifully ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

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  19. Stunning desert skies! Have a great weekend and happy Easter!

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  20. I love these skies, the oolour is amazing. Very spectacular indeed!

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  21. Hello, your desert skies are amazing. I used to photograph my best skies in the Nubian desert, North Africa but yours today surpass anything I've seen before. Thanks for visiting my blog; it reminded me to pop by yours again. Greetings Jo

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  22. Surreal! Almost like sunset on another planet. I bet you're glad you had your camera.

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  23. I agree with Sharon, my first thought was: Is it another planet? Stunning.

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  24. We're being invaded!!! :o

    Great shots! :)

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  25. Amazing! Looks like you're having visitors!

    Wish you a Happy Easter / Irene

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  26. Absolutely stunning. Is there really ever a bad sunset in your beautiful "backyard"?

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  27. so awesome! perfect color combinations; the softness of the clouds contrasting that of the landscape below.. so beautiful and dramatic, especially with that ring on the first photo! :-)

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  28. lol, love those UFO shaped clouds :) So beautiful a sunset :)

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  29. So beautiful! The colors are amazing and those lenticular clouds are, too! We get them sometimes around Mt. Rainier right before rain. Great captures!

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  30. In a nutshell, this is one of the reasons I love the desert so much. It's the sky...
    Gorgeous photos Pete!

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  31. Magic! Captured by a wonderful photographer. thanks.

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