After teaching a workshop in the area, I made a quick visit to Joshua Tree National Park. It's been a number of years since I had been there, but the place still entraces me. I love the muted colors of the desert and the peacefulness of the park. We owe such a debt to Teddy Roosevelt and his vision for preserving natural wonders through the creation of a national park system.
This is one of my favorite images, shot with the Canon 5D MkIII.