Joshua Tree National Park – Bedraggled

Today my mini-series of images from Joshua Tree National Park comes to an end. Thanks for all the support of these images this week!

This is probably my favourite of the week. On one of the only short hikes we took on our second day in Joshua Tree there were quite a few of these sad, bedraggled looking trees among the rocks. Despite their lack of leaves, there was a ton of character in their branches, and the blue sky provided a perfect backdrop against which to highlight them.

Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L, 24mm, F 7.1, ISO 100, 1/400 sec

Chris Nitz - March 25, 2011 - 7:18 am

Wow! The tree almost looks as though it is coated in ice. I really like this shot.

Jonas - March 25, 2011 - 7:20 am

Very nice. Looks a little bit like an Infrared-Shot.

Brian Furbush - March 25, 2011 - 7:39 am

Damn dude, this might be my favorite of the JTNP series…tree looks ridiculously cool.

John Sotiriou - March 25, 2011 - 8:35 am

Great catch!

John Manuel - March 25, 2011 - 9:29 am

This is my favorite of the week too. Love the detail in the tree along with the white rocks and blue sky. The composition with the little black tree in the corner is awesome!

Chris Kenison - March 25, 2011 - 9:42 am

Great shot, Heath! I really dig leafless trees and this one is no exception! I love how you’ve processed this series!

Toad Hollow Photography - March 25, 2011 - 9:57 am

What a great scene you present us today! As Chris said, that tree looks to be covered in ice. Great composition and processing on this one, Heath!

Steve Beal - March 25, 2011 - 10:00 am

What a great shot to finish on Heath! Very iconic!

Justin - March 25, 2011 - 11:06 am

A place I have always wanted to visit. Love the shot!

steph - March 27, 2011 - 1:12 pm

This is so beautiful.