Lost Pencil at Sunrise
Lost Pencil at Sunrise. This location is about a mile's hike from Geology Tour Road in Joshua Tree national park. The towering rock can be climbed or photographed.
Balanced Rock is located near the end of Geology Road in Joshua Tree National Park.
Tree and Boulder Companions
Tree and Boulder Companions: made famous by Ansel Adams, these two companions allow a variety of composition to make either the tree or boulder appear dominant. I found this composition pleasing.
Jumbo Round Rocks
Jumbo Round Rocks with rough surface and amazing color.
Squarish Rock at White Tank
Irregular Rocks at Dusk
Irregular Rocks at Dusk standing in close association with one another.
Joshua Tree and Boulders at Sunrise
Joshua Tree and Boulders at Sunrise catch amber morning colors and bring warmth to my skin.
Joshua tree in Sepia
Joshua tree in Sepia with some grain in processing.
Balanced Boulder Marble
Balanced Boulder Marble looks like it could easily roll off the other smooth boulders upon which it rests. A rough Joshua tree stands apart.
Finger and Knuckles of Hercules
Finger and Knuckles of Hercules: The tallest pinnacle is know as Aiguille de Joshua Tree and the Finger of Hercules. The surrounding rocks are the knuckles.
Joseph Mary and Jesus
Joseph Mary and Jesus are portrayed in many nativity scenes and art. This collection of boulders seemed to form that same holy family with Joseph putting his arm around Mary. Both parents gaze on the Child.
Round Round Rocks
Round Round Rocks match one another at Jumbo Rocks
Jumbo Rocks Panorama
Jumbo Rocks Panorama taken in the late afternoon with a 300 mm lens from a distant hill. I stitched several photos together to create this ultra-detailed panorama.
Round Boulder in Joshua Tree. I found this scenic spot at the entrance to the Jumbo Rocks campground.
Reclining Rock in the Hidden Valley section of Joshua Tree. The side lighting and surrounding yucca make for beautiful landscape photography.
Healthy Large Joshua Tree in Sepia
A beautiful branching yucca.
Joshua's Sacrificial Lamb
Joshua's Sacrificial Lamb: this rock so closely resembles livestock that I immediately thought of a lamb. Being in Joshua Tree National Park, I think a biblical reference might be a good title.
Aiguille de Joshua Tree and Valley
Aiguille de Joshua Tree and Valley. The finger stands above a beautiful valley of Joshua Trees. Climbing in this area is easy and fun. You can hike up the base but the top is for experts only.
Three Boulder Family
Three Boulder Family aligned and ordered by size and forming a nice break for form-fitting clouds.
Round Boulder and Cloud
Round Boulder and Cloud from the Jumbo Rocks in Joshua Tree
Eagle Rock in Joshua Tree
Boulders of Every Shape
Boulders of Every Shape found in this picture from Jumbo Rocks area.
Joshua Tree Silouette
Joshua Tree Silouette at sunrise.
Lost Horse Canyon Mine Ruins
Lost Horse Canyon Mine Ruins can be visited after an hour hike uphill. The ruins of the old mine remain for those who explore.
Joshua Tree: this particular tree is the quintessential such tree in the park. I shot it with the 85mm lens as if I were photographing a model.
Two Joshua Trees Entwined
Two Joshua Trees Entwined in the wonderful national park. These yucca branches reach out and hold one another!
Nativity Scene in Boulders
Nativity Scene in Boulders: The three boulders appear to form an abstract Nativity with Mary on the left, Joseph on the right and the child in the center.
Jumbo Rocks Classic View
Jumbo Rocks Classic View popularized by Ansel Adams and still a beauty to behold. I has a few delicate clouds adding to the blue skies.
White Tank Towers
White Tank Towers form a trio of tall irregular rocks. They are wonderful to see and climb.
Dawn in Hidden Valley
Dawn in Hidden Valley has a light pink hue to the rocks while waiting for the bursting sunshine.
Hidden Valley Rock Spire
Hidden Valley Rock Spire looks like Pac Man to me with its' mouth open wide. The rocks form so many abstract and twisted shapes here that imagination can run wild.
Birds and Sun
Birds and Sun circling over the high desert in Joshua Tree.
Infrared Joshua Tree
Infrared Joshua Tree from the same national park.
Joshua Tree Finger of Hercules
Joshua Tree Finger of Hercules towers over the Lost Horse Valley and makes for a fascinating photography subject. The rough rocks and surround yucca are surreal.
Jumbo Rocks Hike
Jumbo Rocks Hike take the visitor past wonderful forms, shapes, curves that invite further exploration.
Marbles in Suspension
Marbles in Suspension: these two boulders each sit balanced in a wedge.
Egg Shaped Boulder
Egg Shaped Boulder standing on a hill. Yuccas and other desert brush surround the area.
Joshua Tree Boulders of Hidden Valley
Joshua Tree Boulders of Hidden Valley taken at sunrise.
Healthy Large Joshua Tree
Healthy Large Joshua Tree growing in a valley filled with Joshua trees.
These Four Walls
These Four Walls of Adobe are all left standing to protect against wind and sun. Ryan Ranch was abandoned about 100 years ago. Some family members are buried nearby.