Joshua Tree – a little nature detour

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This post will seem out of the ordinary given my usual architecture subject matter, but I do shoot other stuff on occasion. While it won’t be making it into my portfolio, it’s still fun to experiment with other subjects and play around.
So, while on vacation in Palm Springs with my family, we took a side trip to Joshua Tree National Park. This was my first time here, so it was fun to explore. The kids loved climbing all the rocks and we did about half the hike up Ryan Mountain. And, of course, took pics – my daughter included…it’ll be interesting to see what she got with one of my older cameras.
I’m sharing the black and white versions, well, because that’s what I prefer. But, of course, most are in color as well. Just head here to see more shots and the color versions of the few shared here.
This first image was a random stop shortly after entering the park. Given it was midday there were plenty of harsh shadows, always fun to photograph.
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Next we stopped by Key’s Overlook…kinda a hazy day but I like the atmosphere it gives. Plus, I always love sunbursts.
joshua tree, key's overlook
Then that half-hike up Ryan Mountain. This was at the very beginning of the hike. More sunbursts 😉
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This was at the end of the hike. I liked how the man standing on the rock gives some sense of scale to how big these things are.
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Our last stop for the start of the beautiful sunset was Jumbo Rocks. So much fun for the kids and this one looked like a closed fist.
joshua tree, jumbo rocks, fist

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  1. Angie these photographs are really lovely and oh so print worthy. You have really brought out your inner Ansel Adams 🙂

    1. Key's Overlook was great, Richard! Such a beautiful location and, you're right, Jumbo Rocks is quite architectural. I do find a number of similarities in approach between landscapes and architecture. Thank you 🙂

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