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Joshua Tree Granite Boulders

Joshua Tree National Park, California

I've long been intrigued by this arrangement of granite boulders in Joshua Tree National Park.  The round boulder wedged in an angular space at the top is especially striking.  For years I wanted to photograph this arrangement, but I didn't know where these rocks were located.  It turns out I was within easy walking distance from them on a number of visits to the park, except I always chose to hike west instead of east.  These are located at the east end of the Jumbo Rocks campground, almost due south of the town of Twentynine Palms.

I took only three photographs on this particular occasion, each with a Hasselblad 501cm and its square format, but each with a different lens.  This is the last of the tree, with the sun very low in the blue sky and casting a distinctly reddish hue on the rocks.
Photo © copyright by Stephen Penland.

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