Under The Mojave Desert Sun

This morning, I headed out of the city for the open desert. I visited the usual favorites and captured around thirty photos. I will start with this nice set with old sol flying high above, and a Joshua Tree directly in front of me. Never touch the end of those tines, you’ll bleed.

I really like how these photos turned out, I didn’t think that the 24-70mm lens could capture photos like this. By the way, I called the camera shop yesterday to inquire about the 70-200mm zoom lens for this newer Nikon Z6 body.

It is on backorder which I am not surprised, but I will pass on the lens as the darn thing will set me back $2600.00. Um, no thanks! If I were a professional photographer, then it would be worth the expense but for we amateurs, the cost is just too high.

My Mojave Desert

Seven years on and this Michigan born man still loves his adopted home in the middle of nowhere. I think the evidence speaks for itself don’t you?

A Mojave Desert Storm

Here are three old photos from I don’t know when! Perhaps three years ago but one was taken at the Red Rock Canyon Scenic Overlook, the other in Calico Basin. The third image I don’t know where that one was taken. Rain and thunderstorms in the desert are beautiful to behold.

Joshua Love

Good morning from the valley where the heat will turn up to ninety degrees today, more than ninety next week, it’s baaaack! And I am happy! So Cal has a heat advisory and we aren’t far from that. If you don’t like real summer heat, then Las Vegas really isn’t for you!

I will occasionally post high temperatures for you if you are interested.

The Joshua Tree has always fascinated me because of it’s looks and that it is a true survivor in the harsh Mojave Desert climate. It’s also the only place they grow, period. By the way they can live up to five hundred years! Also, never touch the ends of the tines, they are deadly sharp!

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Big Desert Critters

Here are two older images (they are all old since I’m not shooting new photos) taken near Red Rock Canyon two or more years ago. They roam in packs but this guy or gal apparently wants some solitude. These donkeys are completely wild but will take food from humans which is not only an incredibly ignorant thing to do, but is also very illegal. Should the authorities catch you feeding them or the wild horses, you’ve just earned a five hundred dollar fine. As you should!