Haunting sunset view from Joshua Tree

Orocopia Mountain near Joshua TreeHaunting sunset view over Orocopia Mountain from my campsite near the “gateway” of Joshua Tree in California. This was a free boondocking site that almost always delivers spectacular sunsets with a beautiful desert in the backyard.

9 Comments Haunting sunset view from Joshua Tree

  1. smokey January 30, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    @solari Am I safe in assuming this was taken in/converted to black-and-white? Or are those the actual colors, thus the use of “haunting”?

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  2. schuth January 30, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    @solari That area around the Salton Sea really is striking. I need to get back that way; I’m fascinated by the things you find out there.

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  3. solari January 30, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    @smokey It was converted. I was torn — it was haunted both ways, but I love playing light shafts in black and white since they stand out a bit more.

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  4. solari January 30, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    @schuth I camped on the Salton Sea for several days and it was an incredible experience. The sunsets are also out of this world there, contrasted with sea of bones on the shore that look like sand at first glance. Very otherworldly…

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  5. smokey January 30, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    @solari Good editorial decision, then 🙂 They are striking.

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  6. solari January 30, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    Thanks, @smokey! One of my favorite areas. I’ll share some from the Salton Sea nearby soon, it’s another one of those hauntingly beautiful places.

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  7. oyam February 1, 2018 at 1:23 am

    @solari Nice photo! Love JTree and the surrounding area. One of my most favorite places to go to in Cali.

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  8. solari February 1, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Thanks, @oyam! It is one of my favorites as well. Checked on your /now page and saw your photos by chance. They’re stunning. I’ll be following via RSS, nice to see a fellow traveler here. As for /now, good idea. I also plan on embedding maps to show the area where I was for looking back on. MapPress for WordPress works really well for this.

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