Moving Past Joshua Tree

Before we got to a trail to walk around I was snapping shots out the window of the moving car (I wasn’t driving). Shooting at about 1/250th second I managed to mostly freeze motion in the deep background while still motion-blurring in the near foreground. Some images also show some reflections in the car window. For most of these pictures I opened up the shadows in the foreground and dampened the highlights in the sky. The overall effect is slightly painterly.

Those who have followed this blog for any time know that landscape isn’t my thing but the stark beauty of a place like this could almost convert me.

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