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#sundayvibes with spf 100
We’re off on a road trip to Saguaro National park this weekend, though sadly we didn’t bring Scout because: 1. no a/c, and 2. Scout likes to convince us to slow down by breaking down, and we only have a couple of days to explore. 😂 #seescoutgo #jthouseadventures
Dusk! I had lots of fun sharing my favorite shots on @universetoday - you can see my three favorite astrophotos from the past year if you click on over to the account. But even before the sun sets the sky in Joshua tree is pretty spectacular! Next time I will try to find a more photogenic Joshua Tree :) Captured with #EOSm50 (my full review out soon) . . #getoutstayout #exploretocreate #instagood #getoutside #keepitwild #wildernessculture #landscapelovers #outdoors #lifeofadventure #desert #california #joshuatreenationalpark #desertlife #madeincalifornia #wildercalifornia #mojave #ilovejoshuatree #highdesert #mojavedesert
Taking a closer look.....I spent a good portion of Saturday with my eye glued to weather apps. They were all in agreement..Joshua Tree: Partly cloudy and very windy. Clouds I can deal with, but having fought windy night battles out there in the past, the results can be disappointing. It looked like things were due to settle down around midnight, so I took a 170 mile/3 hour last minute chance and headed it out to the park. Just after passing through the Twentynine Palms entrance a dust cloud blew across the road in front of me and my heart sank…this was gonna suck. When I finally got out of my car, I expected to be knocked over, but much to my relief, the area of the park I was planning to shoot was relatively calm and even better, the sky was crystal clear. I ended up getting the shot I was hoping for and then some, but before packing up and heading home, I got out my early 1980’s 50mm lens (latest greatest isn’t always necessary) and tested my polar alignment/tracking skills. This is a 3 minute exposure at f/4, ISO 2000. I realize I can go lower with the ISO, but I was so astounded by the sharpness and detail, I neglected to l change it. I’ve taken thousands of Milky Way shots over the last six years, and while this isn’t necessarily the best, it does represent the largest step forward in my night sky photography. Settings for this image: Nikon D810, Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 (50mm, f/4, 3 minutes, ISO 2000) Tracked with Skywatcher Star Adventurer Color in Lightroom 6 and Photoshop CS6. #newmilkyway #natgeospace #nightscaper #milkywaychasers #thenakedsingularity #universetoday #natgeospace #ilovejoshuatree #milkyway #thegreatmilkywaychase #nikonnofilter #skywatcher #skywatcherstaradventurer #desertinstitute #longexpo_addiction #ig_astrophotography #igworldclub_sky #californiacaptures #caligrammers #niftyfifty
Summer solstice✨🌞 ✌🏻 #thejoshuatreehacienda (wearing @voloshin___ , @madewell , & @thehobe )
Though many leave the desert when Summer approaches, we crave the heat and welcome it with homemade meals set outside with a glass of @CooperandThief wine—our favorite at the moment. Their Sauvignon Blanc is aged in ex-Tequila Barrels, making it a rich wine reminiscent of tequila itself (our other favorite drink—how did they know??). #cooperandthief #sponsored #msgfor21 +
All giddy for the smokies but first, cholla! ⛰🌲⛺️⛈ #warningsign #cholla #holla #adollarmakesmeholla #cactus #joshuatree #ilovejoshuatree #jtnp #joshuatreenationalpark #🐝
During certain stretches of time this roadrunner reappears to us daily, reminds us to be bold, and to continue moving forward. When we reworked our branding with @chase.mcbride earlier this year, we chose to incorporate the roadrunner as a symbol of new beginnings, healing, and encouragement to move forward with confidence. ✨
then, she began to breathe, and live, and every moment took her to a place where goodbyes are hard to come by. she was in love, but not in love with someone or something, she was in love with her life. and for the first time, in a long time, everything was inspiring • @rmdrk #freedom #wanderlust #selflove #imperfectlyperfect #forceofnature #joshuatree #notatree #ilovejoshuatree #jtnp #joshuatreenationalpark #traveltuesday
Bang 💥 Bang 💥 Baby I got you 🔫
Off the beaten path...
“Sunset is a cosmic call to us all to give a break to the rush of life so as to realise the gorgeousness of the existence!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Cholla at sunset, outside Joshua Tree's newest airbnb... Coming soon @moondancehacienda_joshuatree.
Desert vibes. | Happy Father's Day to all the fathers around the world!
Almost forgot how much I enjoy showing a national park to a non-national parker. When they’re so in awe at the beauty of these unknown (to them) places 😍💚🙌🏽 #americasbestidea #gems #wildthing #protectpubliclands #ilovejoshuatree #exploreresponsibly #joshuatreenationalpark #joshuatree #jtnp #desertdweller
Anddddddd just like that, I’m back in business. Thought I’d be purchasing my third annual pass next week while in Great Smoky NP but the impromptu Joshua Tree NP trip today just had to happen 😆😍 #annualpassholder #americasbestidea #ilovejoshuatree #exploreresponsibly #joshuatreenationalpark #jtnp #joshuatree #notatree
“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” #desertsongjoshuatree 🌵
TGIF. 📷: @samilaneee for #DESERTmag
If you saw our stories yesterday, we had a hilarious and adventurous morning transporting this cowboy tub over to #thejoshuatreehouse . We’re installing a filter on it next week, so will share a blog post on the process once it’s in! 🙌🏻🌵💦 #jthouseadventures
“Duffled!” One of the many things I love about Joshua Tree National Park is how even the most innocuous rock formations have well established names. Check out the six page index to Robert Miramontes’ Joshua Tree Rock Climbing Guide to see what I mean. My absolute favorite name to date is the rock formation duo of, “Lost in the Shuffle, Found in the Duffle.” It really doesn’t get much better than that for me. When you see it in person the name makes perfect sense. I first tried shooting here last spring with so-so results. It sits at a difficult angle in relation the Milky Way making the shooting window brief and well into the early morning hours at this time of year. Complicating matters, the light pollution in this part of the park is brutal which is a shame because there are SO many amazing foreground options. This time around my timing was better, but I missed my window thanks to a stray bank of clouds that rolled in from nowhere...the only clouds in the park that night as far as I could tell. Since they added a little “drama” to the shot, I decided to stick with it and was rewarded with this view when they cleared a short time later. I really had my heart set on the centering the “dark horse” in the wedge opening, but I think this works. May give it another go this weekend. This was also my third outing with a tracker and I feel like I finally have the process down. Nikon D810 + Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 Sky: f/3.2, 17mm, 2 minutes 50 seconds, ISO 1600 with Skywatcher Star Adventurer Foreground: f/3.2 17mm, 30 seconds, ISO 4000 - Low Level Lighting with Neewer LED Panels Processing in Lightroom 6 and Photoshop CS6. #astrophotography #newmilkyway #natgeospace #nightscaper #milkywaychasers #thenakedsingularity #universetoday #natgeospace #ilovejoshuatree #joshuatreenationalpark #desertinstitute #longexpo_addiction #ig_astrophotography #igworldclub_sky #californiacaptures #caligrammers #devine_deserts #desertsky #nikond810 #earthofficial #nikonnofilter #longexpo_addiction #neewer #igworldclub_astrophotography #timelessuniverse #astrography #nightshooterz #TheGreatMilkyWayChase
Mesmerizing summer sunrise seen just waking up camping at the park ✌🏽 #joshuatree #ilovejoshuatree
Joshua Tree National Park A rock outcropping littered with house sized Boulders in what looks like a catch basin for the falling rocks stands tall above the forest of healthy Joshua Trees. boots On. #naturephotography #landscapephotography #landscape #losangelesphotographer #nationalpark #ilovejoshuatree #joshuatreenationalpark #divine_deserts #westbysouthwest #hiking #healthylifestyle #deserthike #travel #trailfit #losangeles #naturestaker #nationalpark #highdesert #palmsprings
“Drink more wine, smoke a cig, eat a freaking chicken sandwich, because this is happening.” - Anna Ash (@smannasmash ) on recording this month’s featured song on our New Moon playlist curated by @chase.mcbride. Check out the rest of the interview via the link in our bio. ps: Make sure to get outside and look up at the sky tonight—the new moon makes for some pretty dreamy views. 💫 #newmoonplaylist
A trail guide to one of our favorite trails we’ve hiked in @joshuatreenps so far this year is up on our blog today. The trail begins through dense Joshua Trees, then passes through incredible rock formations, and ends with water and lush plant life. Do you guys know which trail it is? (find it via the link in our bio)🌵✨ #jthouseadventures
Ghosts.
My Mom made this dress. She performed in it rockstar-style over 35 years back as Victoria Fire all over the West Coast. 🔥 Every time I visit the old commune, I unearth some old wild costume or dress that she made with her own hands. I love her and the things she creates. 💕 Photo snapped by @kofimatthew I edited it to look like an old psychedelic post card to match the trippy landscapes of the Wild Wild West. @joshuatreenps @jasoncampbellstudio
Have you checked out the entire Joshua Tree Collection? Joshua Tree No. 3 has the perfect pastel palette...it looks beautiful framed in white or natural, and can be sized up to 30x40. Need a custom size or framing option for your space? Please get in touch! hello@wildercalifornia @gmail.com#thatsdarling #acolorstory #bandoffun #fromwhereistand #thatsdarling #freepeople #darlingweekend #flashesofdelight #dslooking #welllived #uoaroundyou #etsy #lovefromfp #abmtravelbug #mytinyatlas #flashesofdelight #anthropologie #urbanoutfitters #theeverygirl #lonelyplanet #joshuatree #womenwhotravel #wearetravelgirls #glitterguideexacolorstory #abmhappylife #travelandleisure #joshuatree #ilovejoshuatree #wanderfolk #darlingmovement
My kind of Sunday.
Our passion is in creating experiences for people to slow down, rediscover simple joys in nature, and maybe even create something by hand. Yesterday we ended the day feeling both fulfilled and exhausted after co-hosting a full day natural pigment workshop at the Casita with @stellamariabaer. The day began with learning about pigments, a hike through the boulders collecting sand, a desert inspired lunch around a @shelterco tent with a moroccan lounge inside, and ended with paintings and new friends made. Excited to continue hosting more workshops throughout the year! (added a bunch of photos to this post - too many to choose from!)✨💫 #thejoshuatreecasita
"As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life — and travel — leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks — on your body or on your heart — are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.” — Anthony Bourdain
Our pool is almost, almost done!! Just a couple of small details left like sealing the stone on top, but what do you think?! Also, thanks for helping us decide on the tile pattern - we’re loving how the handmade triangles from @fireclaytile mimic the mountains and make diamonds in the water reflection. 💦🙌🏻 (photo by @cosmic.american ) #thejoshuatreehacienda
“I had a dream about you last night. I was alone on a dark night and you came to me as a firefly. I knew it was you because you were the brightest.” ⠀ ― Crystal Woods ⠀ ⠀Desert Star-Rise Collab with my favorite firefly @bekah_carey
Still thinking about @desertanddenim last weekend and all the amazing vendors and artisans present this year 🙌🏼
Late bloomers. 🌵🌸🙌🏻 #thejoshuatreehacienda
presents the N I G H T S C A P E R Photo Award to ... . @skylightphotography_ . Joshua Tree National Park, California. Congratulations to Mark Robben. “I probably do 90% of my night shooting at JTNP, but going through my images from the past 5 years it’s rare find many that feature the park’s namesake, the Joshua Tree. I see them a lot in my earlier images because they were easy locate and I wasn’t yet comfortable straying too far off the main road in total darkness. More recently I’ve discovered new and more fascinating areas much deeper in the park, but sadly those areas are mostly treeless. So, on Saturday night I set out with the goal of capturing a lone Joshua Tree against the night sky. I settled on this one just east of Skull Rock and short walk from the main road making this the least physical night of shooting I’ve experienced in quite a while. This is one of the toughest areas of the park to shoot in terms of light pollution, but I’m pleased with the final result,” says Mark. || Please show support to our guest artists by visiting their IG gallery. - TECHNIQUE: Stacked & Blend. #nikond810 21mm, f/3.2, 20 sec, ISO 6400 • Low Level Lighting with Newer LED Panels • 13 images stacked with Starry Landscape Stacker • Lightroom 6 and Photoshop CS6 for color and blending. - LINKS: FB.com/MrkRbbn skylightphoto.net (coming soon) . . SHOWCASE Your Photo Here: Follow and tag with #nightscaper to be considered for a feature. - JOIN our NightScaper Facebook group (use the link in our bio) to see more great night images and to increase your chances for a gallery feature . . #MilkyWay_NightScapes #milkyway #nightphotography #universetoday #natgeospace #ilovejoshuatree #joshuatreenationalpark #desertinstitute #longexpo_addiction #ig_astrophotography #igworldclub_sky #californiacaptures #caligrammers #devine_deserts #desertsky #earthofficial #longexpo_addiction #igworldclub_astrophotography #timelessuniverse #astrography #nightshooterz #nightshooters #thedailycosmos #fantasticuniverse #nightscape #nightscapes #weownthenight_ca
Super journée!! @joshuatreenps #ilovejoshuatree
Yes, please. 📷: @samilaneee for #DESERTmag
This desert iguana was cruising around the property last weekend trying to see what we were up to.
This past weekend was a special one. So many of our favorite people were in town for @desertanddenim , so the weekend was filled with special gatherings—the kind where the evening begins around a campfire and ends with the best kind of show—the moonrise. Feeling both sleepy and thankful for those moments and new friends made. 🌝✨ photo by our friend @readygopictures #thejoshuatreehacienda
Magic hour. ✨ #DESERTmag 📷: @kscharkey
Space is the Place ⚫️⚪️ . . 📷 by the most amazing @sprocketz ⚡️ . . #fireonthemountain #yourfancyshitsucks #ilovejoshuatree
“Teamwork makes the dream work!” | Very grateful for all the help from these wonderful folks in cleaning up Desert Song. #desertsongjoshuatree 🌵
Magic hour.
Toasty in the desert today! 😅
Gorgeous ⭐⭐ #Repost @skylightphotography_ ・・・ Each year since I started shooting at night I’ve added something new to the workflow, be it equipment, processing techniques or just better overall planning. This year, inspired by many images I see here, I was determined to add tracking to the mix. I’ve had a tracker for a while, but only halfheartedly played around with it. With a busy work schedule, nights out can be hard to come by and I was reluctant to “waste” one fumbling around with a piece of equipment I wasn't completely familiar with only to come home empty handed. So, on my last outing, after I was certain I got the shots I was planning on with my usual techniques, I setup the tracker and proceeded to do my first tracked Milky Way shots. I have no problem locating Polaris with the naked eye, but once I switch to the polar scope, it becomes a bit of a crap shoot. Hopefully that part will get easier with more practice. I fully expected my first try to be a streaky mess, but much to my surprise everything looked pretty solid. The sky in this image was tracked for about 2:40 and the foreground about the same with the tracker switched off. I was just playing around with settings to get a feel for what was possible, but dawn was starting to creep in and I had call it a “night.” I suspect my alignment was a bit off, but the wider focal length seems to be forgiving. I’ll have to work on that as well as cut my set up time in half, but overall this is an exciting step forward and ultimately, quality over quantity is the way to go. Never before have I been able to achieve such rich color and texture with so little effort in post processing. Next challenge will be to combine tracking with a more interesting and complex foreground. Nikon D810 + Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Sky (21mm, f/3.2, 156 sec, ISO 2000) Foreground (21mm, f/3.2, 151 sec, ISO 2000) #newmilkyway #natgeospace #nightscaper #milkywaychasers #thenakedsingularity #universetoday #natgeospace #ilovejoshuatree #joshuatreenationalpark #desertinstitute #longexpo_addiction #ig_astrophotography #igworldclub_sky #californiacaptures #caligrammers #devine_deserts #deserts
Each year since I started shooting at night I’ve added something new to the workflow, be it equipment, processing techniques or just better overall planning. This year, inspired by many images I see here, I was determined to add tracking to the mix. I’ve had a tracker for a while, but only halfheartedly played around with it. With a busy work schedule, nights out can be hard to come by and I was reluctant to “waste” one fumbling around with a piece of equipment I wasn't completely familiar with only to come home empty handed. So, on my last outing, after I was certain I got the shots I was planning on with my usual techniques, I setup the tracker and proceeded to do my first tracked Milky Way shots. I have no problem locating Polaris with the naked eye, but once I switch to the polar scope, it becomes a bit of a crap shoot. Hopefully that part will get easier with more practice. I fully expected my first try to be a streaky mess, but much to my surprise everything looked pretty solid. The sky in this image was tracked for about 2:40 and the foreground about the same with the tracker switched off. I was just playing around with settings to get a feel for what was possible, but dawn was starting to creep in and I had call it a “night.” I suspect my alignment was a bit off, but the wider focal length seems to be forgiving. I’ll have to work on that as well as cut my set up time in half, but overall this is an exciting step forward and ultimately, quality over quantity is the way to go. Never before have I been able to achieve such rich color and texture with so little effort in post processing. Next challenge will be to combine tracking with a more interesting and complex foreground. Nikon D810 + Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Sky (21mm, f/3.2, 156 sec, ISO 2000) Foreground (21mm, f/3.2, 151 sec, ISO 2000) #newmilkyway #natgeospace #nightscaper #milkywaychasers #thenakedsingularity #universetoday #natgeospace #ilovejoshuatree #joshuatreenationalpark #desertinstitute #longexpo_addiction #ig_astrophotography #igworldclub_sky #californiacaptures #caligrammers #devine_deserts #deserts
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