I have not mentioned my book, Landscapes of the American Southwest, recently. So herewith a shameless bit of self-promotion! Landscapes of the American Southwest features some of my best images of California, Arizona, and New Mexico. The book is available in softcover, hardcover, and apple ibook format from Blurb. Here’s a preview…
Joshua Tree. Nikon D200. 17-55mm Nikkor f/2.8, at 24mm. ISO 200. 1/180 sec at f/13. Additional processing in Photoshop. Copyright Joanne Mason 2012.
Several Joshua Tree images have been posted, including this one. This, however, has had additional processing in Photoshop. Click image for larger (should be viewed at large size).
Keyes View, Joshua Tree N.P. Nikon D200. 17-55mm Nikkor f/2.8. 22 mm. ISO 200. 1/250 sec at f/9.5. Copyright Joanne Mason 2012.
This is Keyes View in California’s Joshua Tree National Park. Below is the Coachella Valley and in the distance the Salton Sea. A color version of this image is in Landscapes of the American Southwest. The more I work with black-and-white the happier I am with the results. Shot shortly before sunset, the black-and-white lacks the glow of the color image, but there’s more texture (in the rocks and in the land) and more, I think, drama.
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Los Banos. Fuji X100. 23mm. ISO 400. 1/350 sec at f/8. Copyright Joanne Mason 2012.
This is an image near Los Banos, California, which I snapped roadside today while driving back from San Jose to Los Angeles. The hills in this area are the epitome of rolling, undulating hills, to me, and I think they look like vast carpets of soft green velvet or felt. The drizzly overcast day accented this, and I thought it was a striking scene.