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Rock Garden

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 4 June 2011 in Landscape & Rural.

The rocks here are Pinto gneiss and are the oldest in the park at 1.7 billion years old. This type is a metamorphic rock.

Joshua Tree National Park
Part of the Great American West series.

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jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Bien vu ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

4 Jun 2011 6:14am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

bit tricky to climb
Did you?

4 Jun 2011 7:41am

PATRICK from miramas, France


4 Jun 2011 7:44am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

The colors of this photo are magnificent and the excellent composition.

4 Jun 2011 8:14am

Stefanie from France

Nice landscape. The color range is very nice.

4 Jun 2011 8:58am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great colors!, very impactant framing :)

4 Jun 2011 9:03am

Chacha from Leuven, Belgium

Nice composition!

4 Jun 2011 9:11am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful framing - these ancient rocks and wild flowers make a spectacular combination!

4 Jun 2011 11:18am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful perspective in this shot Steve! The rich warm colours and textures are wonderful! ;-)

4 Jun 2011 12:24pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Nice shot. I like the relief of the rocks against the blue sky & clouds. Sorry to say I'm not so crazy about the black framing here.

4 Jun 2011 12:26pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great capture! Such beautiful colors that complement this rocky landscape.

4 Jun 2011 12:36pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

oh, this dramatic processing work I love so much !

4 Jun 2011 1:01pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! very nice capturing !

4 Jun 2011 1:25pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Fantastic composition - love these flowers combined with the hard edges of the rock. Excellent information you've presented here as well.

4 Jun 2011 1:40pm

Longroute from Cagliari, Italy

The composition s nice, but IMV, the rocks and flowers are a bit too dark. Did you try to brighten them in PP?

All the best,

4 Jun 2011 3:37pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superb with these flowering shrubs, magnificent landscape and splendid shot. Good day.

4 Jun 2011 3:56pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb presentation and great colors !

4 Jun 2011 3:59pm

Iknow from Chengdu, China

Lovely perspective&framing,and superb color tones.Also a beautiful expression Steve.
Have a nice day!

4 Jun 2011 5:09pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Just a wonderful image Steve and it is always so good to see and read your wonderful and informative text! I am also pleasantly surprised to see these bushes in bloom...I don't think that happens much...they look like monkey bushes but I am not sure ...they also look like creosote bushes but I was not aware that the creosote blooms....either way it is a great thing to see...beautifully composed as always, Steve!

4 Jun 2011 6:27pm

Lara from Vienna, Austria

beautiful tones! and this combination of rock and plants is so beautiful!

4 Jun 2011 7:03pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Excellent work... perfect angle showing the shrub and rocks.

4 Jun 2011 8:08pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Superb image !
Great vertical composition and treatment.

4 Jun 2011 8:13pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

At the time scale of those rocks existence, the human life span is just nothing.

4 Jun 2011 8:25pm

Daryl Johnson from New Malden, United Kingdom

Love these strong colours.

4 Jun 2011 8:48pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

A very cool angle...excellent composition!

5 Jun 2011 12:24am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Such an amazing flourishing "garden" in this unfavorable condition... Just love your tone and beautiful way to compose the shot!

5 Jun 2011 2:57am

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

Love the depth in this photo, layers to look at!

5 Jun 2011 5:25am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Impacting image. Really great framing and colors!

5 Jun 2011 6:14pm

Kiki from Ambert, France

very special ! Magnificent angle of view on these heap of a life colored in the middle of stones !

5 Jun 2011 6:53pm