Saturday, June 26, 2010

Return to Joshua Tree....

I just got back from a quick trip out to Joshua Tree with my buddy Shawn Mesarra. It was such blast being out there with him driving around and exploring the park for places that we wanted to take pictures of. We arrived very late on Sunday night set up camp at Jumbo Rock campground and since it was so close to sunrise we just decided to stay awake and take pictures of the sun coming up. The weather was beautiful albeit hot, we could have used some clouds not just for cover but for some dramatic effect in the photos......alas it was not meant to be and we had nothing but clear skies. Having been to Joshua Tree before and having shot many photos at the park its always challenging going there and finding new ways to make the images look different than things ive shot before. I had decided before we left that the thing that i really enjoyed about Joshua Tree was the expansive landscapes and the awesome rock formations found all over the park. ive also gone a little panorama crazy lately and i shot a TON of them while there. All in all we had a lot of fun out there (well i know i did, hopefully Shawn did too) and found some other areas of the park that we want to explore for our next trip out there. Now heres some photos for you. hope you enjoy them!

Sunrise over Jumbo Rock campground

We waited for sunset overlooking this part of the valley, decided to do several shots at different times during and after sunset.

The moon was out and a very nice size, and while adding the moon to a photo can be very cliche i went for it anyway. Double exposure done in camera.

Here are some of the panoramics, you can view them larger by clicking on the link below each photo.

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Friday, June 25, 2010

As Promised........

Its taken me a while to get this up on the blog, i have a ton to get done and oh so very little time to do it in. So here we go! We kick things off with the Goodban wedding! Jen and i had the great pleasure of photographing Dales wedding, i have know Dale and his family since he was just a little kid. So it was really neat for me to be able to capture his and Lori's special day. I couldnt have asked for more laid back people, everything that came up they had a total go with the flow attitude and they gave me total control over the photos. Its always so nice and easy to work with couples that hire you because they like your work and are not trying to control your images. The day was perfect, sun was out, no rain and best of all great people. The reception was awesome too!! All the little kids took to the dance floor and 2 in particular turned out to be little break was awesome. So heres an extra dose of sweet images from their day, my apologies for taking so long. More to come in the nest few days! So stay tuned. ENJOY!!