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Palm Springs

Oct 242015
 

It ain’t like this any more.  Walking down the road looking for a place to eat I spied this museum.  It’s a great depiction of times long past and how the natives of this beautiful area lived.  But, hold onto your hats.  Modernization has arrived.

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Dec 122013
 

I love stormy skies when I travel.  They make for much more interesting photography.  Drama, texture, frame-filling.  When the clouds rolled in when visiting my sister in Palm Desert I politely excused myself and drove around town looking for good vantage points.  I followed my nose, aiming for some hills to get some kind of perspective of where I was.  These desert mountains make an incredible frame for this beautiful valley. coachella-valley-view-3-3

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Nov 062013
 

When driving down the road, do you ever notice those signs that say “Historical marker ahead”?  I do.  I don’t always stop but sometimes I do.  If I’m feeling patient and not in a hurry to get somewhere I enjoy stopping and imagining the scene being as it once was.  That’s what happened here.  I was driving down the road, going somewhere, when I saw the sign for “Air Museum”.  I especially like to stop at these places when out shooting photos, so…. I stopped.  I wonder who flew it, if it was used in combat or just recognizance.  Ready for takeoff, captain!

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Jun 202013
 

Yes, I was on the golf course, playing golf, when I took this shot.  But, for me the image is not so much about golf as it is the mountains, and the desert and the palm trees and the dappled sun light.  In other words, just being this kind of beautiful environment is the reference point.  The desert; a wonderful place to be in the winter.

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Mar 192013
 

My annual trip to the desert this year was fortunate.  To the Palm Springs area I went and I was there during some interesting, precipitous weather.  As the clouds were breaking up, exposing the fresh snow on the surrounding mountains I bolted from the comfort of my sisters new home and took off with camera trying to find an appropriate foreground.  The sun was not too far from hiding itself again behind clouds and then setting behind the mountains, so time was of the essence.  After driving a few minutes I spied this desert colored church.  Perfect.

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Mar 042013
 

So, am I lucky or not?  I mean going to Palm Springs in the California desert is supposed to be clear and sunny.  Maybe a few wispy clouds.  But fog??  I’ll take it that I got lucky.  I met a local guy on the trail who said he hadn’t seen this kind of fog in 6 years.  I was actually at the South Lykken Trail head before dawn but it was so foggy I had to wait around for some light.  And as the sun got higher, the fog started lifting just a bit.  Perfect for some unexpected desert images.

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