When I am photographing, I always keep my eye out for strong shapes since they tend to lead to strong compositions. Any shape will do: circles, squares, triangles, curves. During my last visit to Joshua Tree National Park in California, I went back to a place I had been before, Jumbo Rocks, where there are all kinds of interesting rocks to photograph. But there was one rock … [Read more...] about The Echo of a Shape at Jumbo Rocks
Joshua Tree National Park in California is such a unique landscape that I really wanted to make a panorama image that would convey the vastness and the sheer quantity of Joshua Trees. The first few I tried didn’t turn out so well though! The trees looked so small and unimpressive. I realized that the perspective I was using made all the trees carry the same importance and no … [Read more...] about Joshua Tree National Park Panorama
Do you process your photos in order? Just wondering... I usually process mine in order because I'm afraid if I skip over something I might never come back to it. But on the other hand, maybe you're tired of seeing Joshua Trees by now and I should change it up a bit and save some of them for another time. I guess if I saved enough of them I would be able to jump around … [Read more...] about Joshua Tree Sunburst
This is one of the places I yearned to go back to this winter. Belle Campground in Joshua Tree National Park. We've been to some nice campgrounds. Lots of nice campgrounds. But I always prefer the ones where we can get away from people and enjoy nature. I particularly like ones where I can stumble out of the RV in the morning and the scenery is right there waiting for … [Read more...] about Belle – The Most Beautiful Campground in California?
I don't know if Dr. Suess was inspired by these particular trees in Joshua Tree National Park, California, but as I am driving along I often hear the voice of The Lorax -- "I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues" -- and I think about how this place became a National Park and hear The Lorax again -- "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, … [Read more...] about I Speak for the Trees