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Joshua Tree, rock climbing and otherwise

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Nathanael, Mar 11, 2016.

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  1. Nathanael

    Nathanael Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 12, 2015
    My main pastime is rock climbing, but over the past year or two I've gotten more interested in photography and put some effort into getting a capable camera and learning how to use it, how to edit photos, and what appeals to me in a photo. I thought I might share some of the photos I've taken this winter in one of my favorite climbing spots, Joshua Tree National Park. A few of these have been posted before on the lens sample threads.

    I don't always bring along the camera, and sometimes I bring it and never take it out if it's a day focused on maximizing the time climbing. Climbing is most efficient in pairs, but bigger groups leave more time for socializing and snapping photos.

    I like contrast, over-saturation, noise, fake film grain, lens flare, dirty sensors, scratched lenses, and motion blur. I'm sorry.

    24598401661_d3b972bd8a_b. P1241145.jpg by Nathanael Myton, on Flickr
    Camping in the desert gives the opportunity to catch the sunrise

    23600352705_357ea3d5fd_c. P1040672 by Nathanael Myton, on Flickr
    Sometimes the climbs have long approaches with lots of scrambling in and among boulders

    23600334165_28ccf77b70_b. P1040770 by Nathanael Myton, on Flickr
    They pay off with some good views though

    23232434719_89773ffbc8_c. P1040823 by Nathanael Myton, on Flickr

    23517890921_0f269ecbbb_b. PC060500 by Nathanael Myton, on Flickr
    Meeting some people doing slacklining/highlining

    23304651750_3eaa49a36d_b. P1040732 by Nathanael Myton, on Flickr
    Enjoying the wildlife

    23491757162_1f4f1c167e_b. PC050029 by Nathanael Myton, on Flickr
    Pursuing some other art forms

    24433092943_ea263775f9_b. P1300032 by Nathanael Myton, on Flickr

    23964729164_aec5d92441_b. sunset by Nathanael Myton, on Flickr
    The winter days always feel too short

    24665705116_5487e0eb9b_c. P1231106.jpg by Nathanael Myton, on Flickr

    23964728474_fceb924992_b. so done by Nathanael Myton, on Flickr
    Physically tired but spirits stay high

    24406514124_c9096d01df_b. P1300085.jpg by Nathanael Myton, on Flickr
    Fading light

    24941837662_7ceca8a303_b. P1300216 by Nathanael Myton, on Flickr
    Squeezing in one more climb by headlamp



    24406522224_712f4d00fc_b. P1300236.jpg by Nathanael Myton, on Flickr
    Packing up to head home

    24271692864_d3a54b6356_b. Joshua Tree Milky Way 16MP by Nathanael Myton, on Flickr
     
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  2. NoSeconds

    NoSeconds Mu-43 All-Pro

    Looks like it was an epic trip! :2thumbs:
     
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  3. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    great stuff!
     
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  4. Clicka

    Clicka Mu-43 Regular

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    Peter Campbell
    Very nice
     
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  5. acnomad

    acnomad Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 5, 2016
    Andy
    Very nice set!
     
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  6. Nathanael

    Nathanael Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 12, 2015
    Thanks for the feature on the front page and all the kind words. Really enjoy the friendly community on this forum. I've learned a lot from the photo albums and discussions here.
     
  7. TwoWheels

    TwoWheels Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 28, 2014
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    Evan
    Excellent--both the photos and the adventure!