Mojave Desert…

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Using my DJI Phantom 4, I shot this photo over the south eastern El Paso Mountains.

Trail To Red Rock…

…State Park, that is.

Notice how the trail shown in this image seems to disappear into the reddish rock formations in the distance.  Those rock formations are located within Red Rock State Park.  This  trail is one of many that snake through the El Paso Mountain Range.

The Sierra Nevada Mountains can be seen in the background.

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1/1250th sec. @ f/2.8.  ISO 100.  DJI Phantom 4.  January, 2018.  All rights reserved.

It’s all in the details…

I was struck by the details in the foreground of this image.  Specifically, the small rocks and creosote bushes.

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1/1600th sec. @ f/2.8.  ISO 100.  Equipment:  DJI Phantom 4.  El Paso Mountains, CA.  All rights reserved by the photographer.

Path To The Dark Side Of Black Mountain…

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In this image, which was taken in May, 2017, it seems as though the viewer’s eye follows a path that begins in the lower right, and which terminates at the east side (the “darker” area) of Black Mountain.

1/1250th sec. @ f/2.8.  Equipment:  DJI Phantom 4.  All rights reserved by the photographer.  Location:  El Paso Mountains.

 

 

 

Dark Canyon…In Black and White…

I really enjoy black and white photography.  Ok, my DJI Phantom 4 can’t take photos in black and white, so I have to convert the images to black and white in “post-production.”

Even so, the contrast between light and shadow fascinates me, and is dramatically illustrated in this photo that was taken in November, 2017 in the Calico Mountains.

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1/600th sec. @ f/2.8.  ISO 100.  All rights reserved. 

Treasure In My Own Back Yard: The Cajon Pass…

Sometimes, I just like to explore the areas near my home.  I live near the Cajon Pass, and this image was taken in February, 2017 (with my DJI Phantom 4), on one of those occasions.

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Cajon Pass, looking north-east toward Crowder Canyon.  1/640th sec. @ f/2.8 ISO 100.  All rights reserved.

Drone Panorama…

The sloping plain is in the El Paso Mountains Wilderness area, with Black Mountain on the right.  My DJI Phantom 4 was oriented toward the north-west, when this image was taken, and the Sierra Nevada Mountains can be seen in the distance.

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1/320th sec. @ f/2.8.  ISO 100.  All rights reserved.

An alien world…

…is what I think of at times, when I’m in the desert.  Perhaps this is just the perspective of someone who grew up on the east coast.

But, the barren landscape of the desert is a big part of its allure, to me.  Some of the images that I’ve captured with my DJI Phantom 4 (https://www.dji.com/phantom-4) add to the alien world-like feel to the desert, such as the image below:

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1/2000th sec. @ f/2.8.  ISO 100.  DJI Phantom 4.

Mule Canyon.  November, 2017.