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Rock Climbing at Joshua Tree N.P. - Where's Pete?

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 23 March 2013 in Landscape & Rural.

One of the many wonderful things about "Joshua Tree" (as the park is known by fans and friends) is the great variety of enormous granite rocks, that have made the park very popular among rock climbers as well as hikers, photographers, bird watchers, botanists and so many others.

In addition to the above, I have discovered that, despite the beautiful "natural" colours, in this park, there is just something about seeing these giant rocks in black and white. Because of this, as we move along, I may from time to time show both versions of a feature for you to decide which one (if any) that you like best. I hope you enjoy :-)

FUJIFILM FinePix E550 1/350 second F/8.0 ISO 200 29 mm

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

FUJIFILM FinePix E550
1/350 second
F/8.0
ISO 200
29 mm

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