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Joshua Tree NP

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 19 February 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Sifting through some old images, I came across this old favorite of mine. Early morning sun glows thru a granite archway, shaped by eons of wind, water, and seismic activity. Joshua Tree National Park is truly a wonderful place!

FUJIFILM FinePix E550 1/480 second F/2.8 ISO 200 8 mm

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L'Angevine from Angers, France

j'aime bien cette lumière orange

19 Feb 2012 7:42am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

A wonderful place indeed... I like how you've played with the light here Denny ! A very beautiful image. Have a lovely sunday, all the best :)

19 Feb 2012 8:33am

christine from oelegem, Belgium

Beautifull structures and colours, good light effects. I like it!

19 Feb 2012 8:39am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Did you bump into the ghost of Gram Parsons? Fabulous shot Denny

19 Feb 2012 8:51am

@Richard: Ha ;-) Funny you should mention that becasue my good old pal, Stephen Holsapple I believe knew Gram a little bit while Gram was with the Flying Burrto Brothers. Steve is an Artist, Musician, Songwriter, Film director, all around beautiful person whom i have known since high school days. Still living in Sacramento, CA and working in media production. I hope your projects are going well...think about you lots ;-) Thanks Richard..

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Greatr shot of this amazing archway, great light too

19 Feb 2012 11:25am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

lovely tones, what a beautiful natural arch. I love to explore places like this.

19 Feb 2012 1:05pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Gorgeous warm light here Denny! It almost gives the granite an inner glow! Nicely captured! ;-)

19 Feb 2012 1:57pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

The light on the archway is fantastic! Beauty of a shot, Denny!

19 Feb 2012 3:15pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Wonderful shot. great light.

19 Feb 2012 3:48pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful warm lighting brings out the mulit-shaded textures in the stone, great composition, well seen and captured :)

19 Feb 2012 3:51pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Very outstanding this light!

19 Feb 2012 4:28pm

franz from Baden, Austria

those are the colors, denny! 'only in the desert ...' i am tempted to say ...

19 Feb 2012 4:29pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Excellent light indeed, bathing this with a warmth that translates wonderfully in your lens.

19 Feb 2012 7:10pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Wonderful light and colors !!!! Great shot..

19 Feb 2012 7:22pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous light and color!

19 Feb 2012 9:27pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

A really beautiful natural sculpture Denny. The colours & contrasts caused by the light are superb.

19 Feb 2012 9:48pm

Bill Brown from California, United States

Gorgeous warm light and rock details!

20 Feb 2012 12:53am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

We drove by Joshua Tree NP but didn't have time to stop; now I'm even more sorry.
I can see why this is a favorite image, Denny.

20 Feb 2012 1:16am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful shot, Denny! I agree that this park is wonderful.

20 Feb 2012 2:00am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Interesting composition. Great colors, shapes.

20 Feb 2012 2:41am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

OUTSTANDING! Beautiful light, color and textures that come together very nicely!

20 Feb 2012 3:48am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely image

20 Feb 2012 7:59am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fabulous shot, Denny - the warm light and textures place us right in this beautiful scene!

20 Feb 2012 1:29pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Great shot. I remember other shots from there.

21 Feb 2012 3:51am

Andrea from Regina, Canada

Wonderful shot. I love the warm colour and the texture on the rocks.

21 Feb 2012 3:47pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful warm sunlight captured here! Great textures in the rocks as well.

22 Feb 2012 7:31pm

@Steven: thanks very much, Steven ;-)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Excellent shot Denny, capturing the light and colour very well. Just thinking that a tighter crop of this one (losing the sky) would really help to make those colours just jump at you.

23 Feb 2012 12:49pm

FUJIFILM FinePix E550
1/480 second
F/2.8
ISO 200
8 mm

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