Reflections on a year in 365 photographs


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This image comes from Barker's Dam, Joshua Tree National Park.


I spent the day criss-crossing Joshua Tree National Park, taking more than 400 photographs.  The park is one of the most achingly beautiful places I’ve seen  in all my world travels.  I’ve developed a strong spiritual connection to the land in the four times I’ve been here.   I am continually amazed at the thriving ecosystem in a place most would consider stark and barren.

Deep in the heart of the area now known as Joshua Tree National Park, Bill Keys built a ranch near a hidden valley.  Later, Barker Dam was built to hold water against the parched summer.  Today Barker Dam still fills after the rains and last week’s torrents filled the pond near to brimming.  When I got to the site, the wind was blowing distracting ripples and breaking up the amazing reflections.  And just as yesterday, a bit of patience resulted in an outstanding image.

So taking another page from yesterday’s reflection theme, here’s number thirty-one…


Written by Brian Fancher

January 31, 2010 at 11:16 pm

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  1. Stunning!


    February 13, 2010 at 8:35 pm

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