Joshua Tree National Park in the winter, subject to extreme heat and wind. Makes for a hard place to grow and shine.
Not the best time to shoot, but there are still things available. Requires more post production, again using Nik software plugins, and some from onOne. If you like one of these, let me know, please. Thanks.
I have photographed this spiral of rocks many times over the years. It still fascinates me. Here is another attempt to capture it’s beauty and how it represents the power of nature to mold and shape.
It was cold. Very few visitors in the park, now that the holidays have ended. The more I shoot there I believe that “less is more” is a better philosophy for compositions.
It lasts but a moment, and this morning, out the back door, it struck one Joshua Tree, one leafless-winterized tree.
Here’s two copies of same image. The one that shows more details in the shadows, on the left, was manipulated with Nik’s Color Effects Pro 4, Detail Extractor. I don’t work or sell the software, but I sure like what you can do with some of the tools. The Nik suite used to cost nearly $800, but now that Google bought it you can get all the programs for $149. Anyway, thought you might like to know….