Jumbo Rocks, Joshua Tree National Park

Have you ever seen a face in the rocks? This one was pretty hard to miss with the two round rocks balanced on a diamond shaped rock resembling a nose.

I made this image at the Jumbo Rocks campground in Joshua Tree National Park just before sunset when the light was shining directly on the rocks making them appear a warm orange shade. I used my telephoto lens to zoom in on the “face.”

Jumbo Rocks, Joshua Tree National Park
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After sunset, when the sun had dipped below the horizon and the sky turned pink I used a wider focal length to take in more of the scene and the surrounding rocks. The light was very soft and even during twilight and with no direct light there were no shadows at all.

Jumbo Rocks, Joshua Tree National Park

I keep reminding myself to include people in my photographs so I asked Ray to scramble up on the neighboring rocks and look out at the scene below.

Jumbo Rocks, Joshua Tree National Park

It was a beautiful evening indeed.

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6 Responses to “Jumbo Rocks, Joshua Tree National Park”

  1. I like the soft subtle colors in these and it seems you have Ray trained quite well.
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  2. Joe Hudspeth says:

    Very nice Anne. Beautiful colors and textures!
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  3. Tom says:

    I see the face of a woman with long hair stained into a rock towards the middle of the whole formation, is this what you’re referring too!

  4. LensScaper says:

    A stone jigsaw. Beautifully captured. I’ve noticed that after sunset you get some amazing skies out there. Ray looks well placed in that last shot.
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  5. Great set, Anne, so happy to see you guys adventuring in such a gorgeous place where the temperatures are, well, not totally freezing like here! Love these shots, that first one of the rock formation is really something else. I waved madly at Ray in that last one, but I guess he didn’t see me with his back turned…

    Cheers, my friends, happy journeys!
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  6. [...] Jumbo Rocks, Joshua Tree National Park – Anne McKinnell shares her adventures with us all through her great photography, this time taking us to the world-famous Joshua Tree National Park.  The first shot in this set features a really interesting natural rock formation that, well, takes on a life of it’s own. [...]

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