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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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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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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20161103: Sunset & birds

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Daylight saying time change, yeah even down here in Mexico it changed…

Took me a couple days to get it straight, had to wait for the English speaking waitress to be working and even she commented it changed. Looked at her phone and said “Well it is 10:30 but really it is only 9:30 in the morning now.

The Cafe opens at 10am officially.  So I went up on the roof last night and watched the clouds.

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The light rays are fun and I shot a few frames, but I am posting the bird shots…

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and one just rays through clouds.

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Happy November Folks.

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20161029: Cee’s “Looking thru a Window” B/W Photo challenge.

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Taken from a mining entrance several 100 feet up a mountain side I then grabbed my gear and went down to my campsite where and old car was waiting for my light painting fun.

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20161028: Photo Challenge: Transmogrify

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As a landscape photographer, I end up in some weird or lonely places.

In this photograph, I am coming back towards a highway several miles down the road yet, and over the mountains on the horizon is Death Valley.

Playing with colors, I transmogrified myself onto another planet or the Earth into another planet.

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