Wheel Structure, Keys Ranch, Joshua Tree National Park

Wheel Structure, Keys Ranch, Joshua Tree National Park (click to enlarge)

 

One final image from Keys Ranch, Joshua Tree National Park.  These wheels are part of the machinery to move things up from the ground.

The textures, contrast, and brown color make for another good black and white image.

When you visit Joshua Tree National Park, set aside plenty of time for Keys Ranch.  There are lots of interesting things spread out over the property such as cars, wheels, wells, and buildings.  These present lots of opportunities to work on your black and white visualization skills.

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Keys Ranch Water Pump

On April 15, 2017, in Photography Locations, by admin
Keys Ranch Water Pump, Joshua Tree National Park

Keys Ranch Water Pump (click to enlarge)

Here is another image from Joshua Tree National Park.  The appears to be part of the water pump from a windmill along the trail leading to Keys Ranch at Joshua Tree National Park.

Everything man-made at Joshua Tree has that sunbaked, weathered, and brown look about it.  These items make for good black and white images with strong textures and  contrast.

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Light Painted Palms, Joshua Tree National Park

Light Painted Palms, Joshua Tree National Park (click to enlarge)

I spent some time for work in the Southern California area.  Having a day off, I went to Joshua Tree National Park.  After a full day of hiking and photography I started out the long road to civilization (aka the town of Joshua Tree).  I saw some color in the sky so I pulled over to take some sunset images.  I found my flashlight as I was digging through my bag for a snack, so I decided to do a little light painting.  The only subject to paint was the palm tree (is it a palm tree?) in the foreground.  I took several images while waving my flashlight around and this was the best of the lot.  Next trip I will leave time in my schedule for a more serious attempt at light painting.

If you get to Joshua Tree (the town, not the park) stop by Pie for the People! and get yourself some awesome pizza.  They do not serve alcohol, but you are allowed to bring in your own beer and wine.  Luckily, there is a liquor store right across the street!

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