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Photo of the day 4/24/11 – “Foreign Landscape”

“Foreign Landscape”

Even after having been to seven other National Parks in the past three years, Joshua Tree National Park took me be surprise. Perhaps much of the reason so was because nearly every part of it was foreign to me. No evergreens, leafy trees, or anything remotely recognizable from where I live or the other National Parks I’ve been too.

About the photo:
While I botched up the shot, I still included here as it still gives a sense of the place, and it reminds me of my experience. This photo was taken at the end of what is probably a pretty untypical day in April; it was in 50’s with on and off light sprinkles to a steady rain. It should have been in the 80-90’s and probably clear. So to get this shot with the sun peeking through the dark clouds behind us it probably pretty lucky.

April 6, 2011
In celebration of National Parks week

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Photo of the day 4/5/11 – “Joshua reaches his hands up to the sky in prayer”

“Joshua reaches his hands up to the sky in prayer”

Without any real plans or scouting of where to be when sunset came, I hurried to find a Joshua Tree that I could actually get a photo of when the sky started turning. I quickly learned that finding a shapely one, without some sort obstacle to work around to get in the right position is quite a task. I’m happy with the result of this ‘with the motor running’ shot.

Joshua Tree National Park, California
April 4, 2011, 7:12 PM

About the photo:
Straight from the camera

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