More Joshua Tree

In the twelve hours I spent shooting the high desert and lower desert I shot a total of 292 frames. That would have been about 8 rolls of film. Shooting concerts I'd shoot two rolls in a couple of hours. Most photographers shooting digital will take hundreds to a thousand photographs at a concert. I don't get that. Firing away. I've always liked to wait for the shot. Anticipate when to click the shutter. Anyway, that's a conversation for another time as it has nothing to with the photographs I'm posting today.

I'm actually writing these words to fill up the space that Facebook excerpts from the writing when I link this post because I want you to look at the first photograph and see if you notice anything unusual.

And I will have another photograph below this one with what you might not have seen in your first look.


Did you catch it on first glance? I didn't see it when I was editing the photos, even though I shot this to specifically catch that. 

So here is a blowup so you can see what didn't belong in this environment...


...showing her beautiful heart, enjoying freedom in the wild, and enjoying the view. 

A few minutes later we drove higher up this dirt road that was off the beaten trail and found that it ended here...


Miss Pumpkin chose to ignore the sign. Truth be told, the chain lock was hanging from the gate. It was just a gate and posts, with no fence. Maybe it was there so people wouldn't drive of the edge of the cliff as it was definitely the end of the road.