Joshua Tree National Park. About 2 hours east from Los Angeles. I happened to be there couple of times and I have to say it was an amazing experience to see the desert in the spring after "rainy" winter (means there were couple of days with rain) and be able to compare the same place as seen at any other time. Desert changes a lot. Everything is blooming, including Joshua Trees themselves (see the photo).
Joshua Tree NP was the first desert which I experienced, may be that is why it is my favorite National Park. I really recommend it. It is full of surprises, spectacular landscapes and vegetation.
This is a scan from negative.
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pauloog (11739) 2009-03-07 12:21
I visited thsi wonderful NP a few years ago but did not witness the bloomingof teh Joshua trees. Very well composed and showing great detail. And very interesting.
robertosalguero (196) 2009-03-07 14:11
The blue sky is very nice here as it add good contrast to the almost overexposed background. This is a good minimalist composition. The details on the tree and the barren background make for an appealing scene. Nice work Mariusz :-)
darek1978 (13361) 2009-03-08 6:09
Niezly, egzotyczny widoczek. Ciekawe miejsce, ladnie pokazane. Troszke za mocne swiatlo dalo o sobie odczuc zwlaszcza w dolnych partiach zdjecia ale za to niebo bombowe. Mi sie podoba.
BlueRaven (37) 2009-03-09 2:57
Wonderful shot. I love the contrast of the blue sky with the green of the tree and the whiteish blossoms. The road in the background adds a dynamic element. The light is a bit hard but that often happens in the Southwest, I guess. After all, you can't sit in your motel room all day and only take pictures in the morning and late afternoon. ;o)
I visited Joshua Tree NP in 1998 but didn't see any trees in bloom - maybe I wasn't looking hard enough... I've been wanting to revisit this park for a while but so far it just didn't happen. Maybe next time... Shots like this sure make me want to go there!
Thanks for sharing, best wishes
JanD (0) 2009-03-10 3:58
Faktycznie, niczym ilustracja do legendarnej plyty U2.
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-03-12 0:14
Fine view of the blooming Joshua tree. Despite the over-exposed areas we can see excellent details
TFS and have a nice day
xavshot (69835) 2009-03-16 13:18
très bon cadrage et belle luminosité sur cet arbre. J'aime la sensation de chaleur qui se dégage de l'image.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-04-11 3:20
Czesc Mariusz! Rewelacyjne ujecie, swietna kompozycja i ekspozycja. Zaraz sobie wlacze stara plyte U2. Klaniam sie!
Amaz (11475) 2009-05-28 1:40
Nice capture, Mariusz!!
Beautiful compo and strong contrast!!
Waylim (23312) 2010-07-16 0:14
Even though this is an older shot and scan from film, It certainly looks much better than some that are taken with the newer and better digital camera. I was here in march and it was still somewhat cold but a very enjoyable trip, and lot of beautiful rock formation, more than the Joshua Tree themself.
ikeharel (44023) 2012-05-09 7:51
A unique tree, well shown with desert scenery, Mariusz.
Clearity was super, along with bright light, and we can see every thorne separatly.
Miguel82 (14464) 2013-09-26 10:32
Good botanical observation and close up of that plant of the desert Mariusz, nice to meet you I'm Miguel
Excellent record from that national park of the far west
Thanks, have a nice evening