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05-25-14 – Lava Beds National Monument


The next stop on my Memorial Day road trip was Lava Beds National Forest. Offering everything from snug lava tubes, to giant galleries, ancient ice and lava fields, Lava Beds National Monument is an amazing place.

05-24-14 – Lassen Volcanic National Park




A visit to Lassen Volcanic National Park for a scenic drive-through, stopping at every vista point.

05-04-14 – Petrified Forest National Park




I spent the better part of a day driving through Petrified Forest National Park. It so much more than some tree fossils! Blue Mesa, Painted Desert, pueblos, petroglyphs… it is a gem of our National Park system.

Lightning in Joshua Tree National Park

A rare socal thunderstorm, this one far enough away that you couldn’t hear the thunder. It moved very slowly, staying in place for over an hour, so there was plenty of time to get shots. It was also a very active storm, setting the intervalometer to 10 second exposures 1 second apart resulted in nearly every photo having lightning. The clouds (and lightning) were pretty concentrated in this one area, so there was a good view of stars along with the storm.

Lightning in Joshua Tree

Lightning in Joshua Tree

Lightning in Joshua Tree

Lightning in Joshua Tree

Lightning in Joshua Tree

Lightning in Joshua Tree

Sunset at Joshua Tree National Park

Decided to head down to Joshua Tree National Park to do a little night photography.   On the way, we spotted this dramatic sunset. Of course we had to pull over and get some shots!

Sunset

Sunset

Sunset

Sunset

Sunset