Joshua Tree Reflections And Abstracts
I awoke this morning and was catching up on the news when I spotted a story indicating there would be full moon this evening and that it would visually be the largest of the year. I packed my gear and drove the two and a half hour drive to one of my favorite places, Joshua Tree National Park. Along with the full moon, I was hoping that with all the recent rains in Southern California the lake behind Barker Dam would have a good amount of water in it.
With the lake almost full and very little wind, I thought I might try to create some interesting abstract reflections where it takes the viewer a few moments to figure out exactly what is in the photograph. At first glance, it may look like some sort of aquatic animal, but it is indeed, just a rock.
Finally, the moonrise. I was searching for a Joshua Tree with about fifty yards of clear view so I could use my Nikon 80-400 Zoom to magnify the moon with a Joshua tree in silhouette. The cloudy horizon required a lot of patience and moving around to find an interesting composition, but the moon finally poked through the clouds and provided an eerie moment.