Saturday, December 03, 2005

View from Joshua Tree

As the caption says I took this photo from Joshua Tree National Park which is located a few hours east of Los Angeles. Here's a link to the park's website. This is one of those shots that makes you realize how small we are on earth. The visibility is excellent because of the dry air from the dessert.
It's refreshing to see untouched natural areas like this every once in a while so I thought I'd post this shot. If you look really closely you can see a slight pink glow from what's left of the sunset right above the mountains.

[click to photo to enlarge]
Canon 20D, 50mm 1.4, AV f 11.0

12 Comments:

Anonymous Mona said...

I'm goint to Barago(sp) this Jan with a group from school and we're going to the Joshua Tree and/or the Salton Sea. You photo makes me anxious to go.

11:14 AM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks Mona,

It really is an amazing place, it's what you would think another planet looks like. We drove by the Salton Sea but didn't stop, I'll look out for your photos.

11:24 AM  
Blogger Doris said...

OH what a wonderful shot! Looks like somewhere my family would vacation and explore. We love exploring natural places!

11:30 AM  
Anonymous allan said...

I love the dessert.

After the city, being able to see and focus on the distance is a real treat.

Thanks for the shot.

6:16 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments. The dessert was really a shock coming from Pennsylvania where everything is always green.

6:30 PM  
Blogger Sam I Am said...

was surffing and came across your blog.What AWESOME pictures.Thank you for sharing.

9:29 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the compliment Sam, I appreciate it. Hopefully i'll be able to keep posting good photos.

10:00 PM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

Beautiful photo, but it's a little dark on my (cheap) monitor. Was it taken late in the day?

11:11 AM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Michelle,
Thanks for the compliment.
The photo is a bit dark (taken about 20 minutes before sunset and it was overcast at the time). So not you monitor's fault.

12:02 PM  
Anonymous HiMY SYeD [www.photopia.TYO.ca] said...

Y'mean a few hours EAST of L.A. ;-)

Just south of JT, is Mecca, California.
This is the oldest continuous settlement from when the arab and african muslims arrived here in the 700's. They named the country 'Califa', which means a trust, which today is of course California. What I don't know is if they also named these the 'Joshua' Tree, as Prophet Yusuf would be praying... I think the Mormons/LDS named the trees when they reached this part of the US South West...

12:59 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Himy,
Thanks for the info. And oops on my part a few hours west of LA would be pretty wet.

1:21 PM  
Blogger jamie lang said...

This is gorgeous. I've seen these trees, but not the park.

12:38 AM  

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