Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

Pinkham Canyon offers a scenic offroad trail through a remote part of Joshua Tree National Park. It can be dangerous in rainy weather as it funnels water run-off through the canyon. As such, the brush is in a constant state of change. While navigating the trail, I noticed this bush and was intrigued with its shape. I see several things, but the most dominate is a figure or form of some sort that comes alive.
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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

Exploring the backcountry of Joshua Tree National Park is an experience completely different than visiting the main sights of the park. Old Dale Road, for example, leads you across the desert for over 25 miles, which you can enjoy pretty much by yourself. Along the way, there are several mines and various buildings in decay. On this building, someone painted an American Flag on the side, which I photographed through a wire fence to perhaps suggest our country’s current state.
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Cholla Cactus Garden

Cholla Cactus Garden

Joshua Tree National Park is one of my favorite places to visit and has been ever since my first about 25 years ago. It used to be all about climbing, but nowadays, I’m exploring more sights throughout the park. The Cholla Cactus Garden is easily accessible and simply beautiful at sunset when the cacti are backlit.
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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

As this plane jetted across the sky, I composed the shot very quickly, but it turned out just as I wanted. The symmetry of the contrail and the perpendicular cloud streak work very well as the puffy clouds add texture.
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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

I love clouds. They are so temporary and to photograph one such as this is a thrill.
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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

When people think of Joshua Tree National Park, they typically think of Joshua Trees and rocks. While this is true, the wide open skies with interesting cloud formations are a joy to photograph.
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