Farewell Palm Springs – Hello Santa Barbara

A great photography event ends and I’m off to the current middle ages

The Palm Springs Photo Festival is over… This years festival was spectacular and I managed to break away on a little Photo Safari with Elaine Ling to Joshua Tree national Park. We had a great time hiking among the incredible rocks at the park and I’m still digesting all the photos I captured there. I’m including a few shots I made with the Lensbaby…

Joshua Tree

A loan Joshua Tree sets the tone for the adventure in the park

I started off with my Lensbaby and shot some dreamtime images that seemed to capture the primeval spirit of the landscape. I also shot with a 16-35 zoom for some dramatic rock images…

rock wall

The extreme wide angle of the 16-35 zoom creates a lot of drama

Unfortunately, as I’m writing this, I’m experiencing very slow internet so you’ll have to stay tuned for a new update once I get back into a wifi friendly area. I left Palm Springs immediately after my presentation and drove up to Santa Barbara to experience the SCA event “Kings Hunt” at Live Oak Camp. Just barely adequate 3G connectivity is kind of intermittent here.

The Society for Creative Anachronism stages various camping event throughout the year and at this one my daughter and her husband are recreating a mediaeval wedding in honor of their real world marriage so, of course, I have to photograph it. Things are just starting here as I write this so I’m going to sign off to resume at a later date – stay tuned for the next update!

 

 

 

 

 

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