Joshua Tree National Park

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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.