I promised a series of posts about my travels in May-June, but the one thing that has been delaying them is that I have a lot of photos to go through and very little patience to edit them. I’ve decided to take a piecemeal approach and do just a little bit at a time, in chronological order. All photos from Joshua Tree here.
So, I give you a brief report about Joshua Tree, a National Park in southeastern California, quite near to a wedding that we attended. It’s effectively in the middle of the desert, but there’s an amazing surge of life near any sources of water. The full selection of photos is available in my gallery. They are just from a brief two hour hike that we did with Elizabeth. You wouldn’t want to be out in the heat much longer than that anyway! But we were lucky to see quite a selection of wildlife, so it was certainly worthwhile.
It was rather nice to get some photography in on this trip, but I’m terrible at editing them in a timely fashion. I’m also starting to think that a new lens or even a camera body might be nice; I’m still using my Canon EOS-40D with a 17-85mm IS USM. Both the body and the lens are good, but the 40D is the last one without video capabilities, and I’d quite like a turning display as well. The lens has already been fixed once and even though it’s good for general photography, the type of landscapes that I like to shoot would really benefit from Canon’s great 10-22mm lens, which I’ve been lusting after for years and years. But I don’t do as much photography anymore as I used to — running takes too much of my time! Anyway, I got some nice shots from Joshua Tree, and that was just the start. So, stay tuned for further updates to my gallery, San Francisco is next I think.
I know realize that I haven’t written very much about Joshua Tree at all, but rather about photography, but I’ll let the photos do the talking.
By the way, it is possible to subscribe to my gallery updates directly, although the feed is not exactly pretty. But I don’t always announce updates to the gallery on the blog and it can be a bit tricky to browse through all of it to find new shots. So, if you want to get all my photos updates, it may be worth considering to use the feed — check it out anyway. All this remind me that I should add some more photos to the portfolio that this new WordPress theme has built-in. I’ve got a few select shots there already, but the difficulty is choosing my favourites. Well, I’ll try to look into that at some point…