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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Bien vu ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée
4 Jun 2011 6:14am
bit tricky to climb
4 Jun 2011 7:41am
4 Jun 2011 7:44am
The colors of this photo are magnificent and the excellent composition.
4 Jun 2011 8:14am
Nice landscape. The color range is very nice.
4 Jun 2011 8:58am
Great colors!, very impactant framing :)
4 Jun 2011 9:03am
4 Jun 2011 9:11am
Wonderful framing - these ancient rocks and wild flowers make a spectacular combination!
4 Jun 2011 11:18am
Beautiful perspective in this shot Steve! The rich warm colours and textures are wonderful! ;-)
4 Jun 2011 12:24pm
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
Great capture! Such beautiful colors that complement this rocky landscape.
4 Jun 2011 12:36pm
oh, this dramatic processing work I love so much !
4 Jun 2011 1:01pm
wow ! very nice capturing !
4 Jun 2011 1:25pm
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
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
Superb with these flowering shrubs, magnificent landscape and splendid shot. Good day.
4 Jun 2011 3:56pm
A superb presentation and great colors !
4 Jun 2011 3:59pm
Lovely perspective&framing,and superb color tones.Also a beautiful expression Steve.
Have a nice day!
4 Jun 2011 5:09pm
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
beautiful tones! and this combination of rock and plants is so beautiful!
4 Jun 2011 7:03pm
Excellent work... perfect angle showing the shrub and rocks.
4 Jun 2011 8:08pm
Superb image !
Great vertical composition and treatment.
4 Jun 2011 8:13pm
At the time scale of those rocks existence, the human life span is just nothing.
4 Jun 2011 8:25pm
Love these strong colours.
4 Jun 2011 8:48pm
A very cool angle...excellent composition!
5 Jun 2011 12:24am
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
Love the depth in this photo, layers to look at!
5 Jun 2011 5:25am
Impacting image. Really great framing and colors!
5 Jun 2011 6:14pm
very special ! Magnificent angle of view on these heap of a life colored in the middle of stones !
5 Jun 2011 6:53pm
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