Joshua Tree Infrared (3 photos)

Three infrared photos from my visit to Joshua Tree National Park in February, with and thanks to my friend T. M. Schultze. We were expecting far more sunny conditions than we actually had, and I did not get the “epic/classic” photo of a Joshua Tree against a blue sky in infrared that I had hoped for (the blue sky would turn pretty much black, and the Joshua Tree would turn almost white in infrared of course), so even these three images now feel a little bit like “leftovers” I like them enough to show them here.

The first photo was a more or less casual snapshot near White Tank campground, the second photo is from a canyon near Barker Dam where Tracy showed me some pictographs, and the third one is an oak tree that I cannot identify, growing in a wash. We had to crawl under it to get to the pictograph, so I thought that was picture-worthy. :-)

I was surprised to see oak trees growing in the washes in Joshua Tree – one would not easily associate them with a desert environment. Even more unexpected was the sight of some absolutely fantastic Manzanitas in the same canyon – I’ve got color photos of those, in one of the next blog posts…

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