Thursday, September 2, 2021

A Desert Road with a View!

 There's this little desert road I like to visit from time to time. I know if I go there in the late afternoon, I'm virtually guaranteed beautiful sky shots. It's in Joshua Tree National Park. It's certainly not hidden, but it's not all that popular. I think I'll try to keep it that way. It's an east-west road that provides stunning late afternoon sunset views. All of the following were taken from this little dusty road on the same afternoon. 
 





Mitch is checking out the beautiful diagonal light.

One of my favorites.


Late afternoon "golden hour"

After the sun has set, the golden light changes to pink/purple.

Last photo of the day.
 
Linking with Skywatch Friday.
Thanks for stopping by!!

42 comments:

  1. ...surreal! You captured some gorgeous skies, thanks for sharing them.

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  2. What a place you found. You and your friend need to put up some no trespassing signs and stretch some barbed wire across that road. That's how it's done in Oklahoma.

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  3. Remarkable Photos - Well Done Brother

    Cheers

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  4. The purple clouds is unusual in the desert! You are right - awesome skies, and your captures are stunning:)

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  5. Dearest Peter,
    You sure have an eye for beauty in nature and know when the 'Golden Hour' will reward you with the most stunning images!
    Wow, what a treasure trove... Well captured and thanks so much for sharing that JOY!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  6. The second one is ridiculous. Now there´s one divine light if I never seen one. Superb photography in very difficult light situ. Kudos to you sir.

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  7. Gorgeous skies, but it is your photo composition abilities that really make them look fabulous. Your portrait Joshua Tree would be my favourite as well.

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  8. Spectacular skies! Have you noticed some western wildfire smoke in your atmosphere?

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  9. I love these crepuscular rays especially post storm. The second picture is worth to be wallpaper.

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  10. Great pictures-- but the odd thing was that I instantly flashed back to about 1948, a time of Guys from Oklahoma talking about the Wild West, Philip Morris ads with Grofe's "On The Trail" from the Grand Canyon Suite, cowboy shirts and cap guns. Perhaps it's be cause it's after midnight and coyotes are yipping and singing outside. They're everywhere these days. Lots of words to just say, your pictures today took me back to age 5, cowboys, variety shows, and dramas on the radio. It was a good flashback. Thanks.

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  11. Its always wow,wow,wow time with your photo's and these are really the superlative. What a great skywatches.

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  12. Your views of dessert and mountains are amazing. I love the second photo with the fingers of God stretching toward the rustic rocky hillside in the foreground and then off in the distance the eye sees the purple majestic mountain range disappearing out of sight. Your exposure and composure is always spot on every time. I alway leave your blog feeling inspired and an urge to dust off my big girl camera to brush up. I'll never match your talent but it's fun to practice. :) Have a fototastic weekend!

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  13. Greetings and Salutations! Agreed. My favorite is the second photograph. I kept saying as I scrolled down, Wow, Wow, Wow.

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  14. gorgeous sunset, something I don't have opportunity to experience very often.

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  15. Gorgeous skies!
    Have a great weekend!

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  16. That second photo - wow wow wow. Well, all the photos. It was hard to pick a favorite, actually, because I loved all of them.

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  17. While all photos are stunning that second shot is extra special. Thanks for sharing
    MB

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  18. With the skies and the scenery there are so many opportunities to get some great shots, do you ever see little animals scurrying around?

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  19. At least a very special view ;-)
    Beautiful shots and such a warm colors.

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  20. Spectacular skies. Enjoy your weekend.

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  22. I'd love to be on that road looking at that sky! So beautiful -- and it looks like it wouldn't take a long hike with a GPS to get there? (My goals have changed during the last decade ))!)
    The pictures with the Joshua Tree -- the golden hour one and the pink sky one -- are super- special.

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  23. Missed this post last week, the photos are absolutely stunning especially how you captured the rays in the second shot

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  24. Wonderful, glorious views! And I did enjoy every one of them.

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  25. Wow, these are gorgeous photos. The sky is unbelievable.

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