Category Archives: California

Big Sur 2022

This winter I payed my second visit to the Big Sur section of the California Coast, although to be truthful, it was the first time actually getting up to Big Sur. My previous trip, in 2017 (wow, can’t believe it … Continue reading

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Joshua Tree NP 0222

My last trip to Joshua Tree National Park this winter began early morning, just as the sun was starting to light up the sky. Getting up early for the hour and a half drive to get into some of the … Continue reading

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Death Valley 2022

At the end of January I participated in a photography workshop in Death Valley National Park. The workshop, run by the Out of Chicago group and called the Out of Death Valley workshop involved about 100 participants and 16 to … Continue reading

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Pioneertown Revisited

With friends visiting over Christmas, we thought a visit to Pioneertown was in order. I have written about Pioneertown in previous posts as it is just a fun place to go. The town was originally built in the 1940’s by … Continue reading

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Back to JTNP

Just before Christmas I made another trip up to Joshua Tree National Park. As is my normal custom, I arrived nearly an hour before sunrise, giving me time to scout around for a suitable composition. As the sky started to … Continue reading

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A Desert Botanical Garden

Recently I had an opportunity to visit Moorten Botanical Garden in Palm Springs. The garden features cactus, succulents and other plants found in various desert environments. The garden has an interesting history. According to their website it was created by … Continue reading

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Return to JTNP

Two weeks after returning to our second home in California, after the “Covid year absense”, I returned to Joshua Tree National Park for the first time in about two years. An early start, at 4:00 am, ensured that I got … Continue reading

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Death Valley 2020

Early in March, along with a group of my camera club friends, I visited Death Valley National Park. Rather than give a detailed account of our trip, I thought I would share a few of my favorite photos along with … Continue reading

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Joshua Tree Sunrises

I have to admit that I’m not an avid early-riser. However, if I have something specific planned, I really don’t have a problem getting up at 4:00 am, say, to drive out to Joshua Tree National Park for a sunrise … Continue reading

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Route 66 – California (Part 2)

Barstow marks the boundary between the “sparsely populated” and “heavily populated” sections of Route 66 in California. And it marks a visible shift from businesses that are just hanging on (or have long gone) to businesses that capitalize and thrive … Continue reading

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