20170424: Remembering Ghost Towns & Road Trips.

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Some times it takes a long distance view, to understand the world around you. The Sierra Mountains from Nevada.

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A ghost town, seldom visited in the mass crowds of well know places.

But offering a wonderful view for the camera to capture.

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20170330: Joshua Tree funnies

So many times over the years, I have listened to people who do not open their eyes and walk in nature… “Oh nature never does 90 degree angles in anything.”   2 examples of 90 degrees in nature, naturally happening in ONE photograph….

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Of course soft curves are fun too,

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I know the other day I did the “Wild & Crazy” light painting, here is one of my more subtle light painting moments.

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All in Joshua Tree National Park.

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20170327: When a light painter has too much fun!

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Yeah, a trip into the desert, 4 different colors of lights and about 7 different lights to make this all happen. Yes, when I hit the shutter trigger, I then used a laser beam light on the back rocks for a 5th light source.

Just having way too much fun with my normal way too much equipment carrying habits.

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20170326: Tiny! Sunday wild flowers, Joshua Tree N.P. So. Calif.

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When I go shooting wild flowers, yeah I got to have my eyes on the ground way too much….

TINY, little flowers are fun to find.

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and of course I get in low for shots too,

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but tiny is tiny….

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yes, those are grains of sand on the desert floor of Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California USA.

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20170324: Joshua Tree N.P. Wild flowers

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Early morning in Joshua Tree National Park, some wild flowers and a nice sunrise.

Easy to see why this is a favorite place of mine.

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20170323: Just a bright moment!

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Joshua Tree National Park in Southern Calif.

All the rains should make a nice wild flower season.

Shot this in 2015, just a little early for full bloom of the ocotillo. But could not resit the sun burst effect!

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20170128 Birds of a flock…

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Some days it sounds like it is raining outside, then I realize nope, Just a few birds in the tree over the courtyard, flapping wings and chatting to themselves.

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A few minutes rest then back flying off into the evening sunset in San Juan de los Lagos, Mexico.

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