Deserts of Southern California

Stock Photography By Cindy Smith

Not all vacations are created equal, it seems. I came down with a sinus infection. Fortunately, the friend we were traveling with had a round of antibiotics that she had not given her dog. Yes, I looked it up and could take them. Thank god, as we were in Death Valley very far from any clinic. Oh yea, and then in one day Death Valley got an inch of rain, more than they had in the all of the year before. Road Closures. Despite this setback, I still loved the deserts of Southern California.

Cholla Cactus Light Painting, Joshua Tree, California
Cholla Cactus Light Painting,
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© Cindy Smith
Cholla Cactus Sunset, Joshua Tree, California
Cholla Cactus Sunset, Joshua
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© Cindy Smith
Hidden Valley Sunset, Joshua Tree, California
Hidden Valley Sunset, Joshua
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© Cindy Smith
Dante
Dante's View Moonscape, Death
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© Cindy Smith
Dumont Sand Dunes
Dumont Sand Dunes
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© Cindy Smith
Artist Pallet, Death Valley, California
Artist Pallet, Death Valley,
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© Cindy Smith
Death Valley Panorama, California
Death Valley Panorama,
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© Cindy Smith
The road winding through Death Valley, California
The road winding through Death
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© Cindy Smith
 A view from Artist Palette Drive, Death Valley, California
A view from Artist Palette
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© Cindy Smith
Mesquite Sand Dunes, Death Valley, California
Mesquite Sand Dunes, Death
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© Cindy Smith
Flooded Roads, Death Valley, California
Flooded Roads, Death Valley,
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© Cindy Smith
Road Closed after Death Valley rain storm
Road Closed after Death Valley
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© Cindy Smith
Cholla Cactus Closeup
Cholla Cactus Closeup
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© Cindy Smith
Badwater, Death Valley, California
Badwater, Death Valley,
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© Cindy Smith
Joshua Tree, California
Joshua Tree, California
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© Cindy Smith

 

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Image Details for Deserts of Southern California

1. Cholla Cactus Light Painting, Joshua Tree, California. Cholla Cactus Sunset, Joshua Tree, California. In the Cholla Cactus Garden in Joshua Tree National park, there is a unique gathering of these charming cactus.

2. Cholla Cactus Sunset, Joshua Tree, California. Cholla Cactus Sunset, Joshua Tree, California. In the Cholla Cactus Garden in Joshua Tree National park, there is a unique gathering of these charming cactus.

3. Hidden Valley Sunset, Joshua Tree, California. Hidden Valley is a rock climbing mecca. As the sun was setting many climbers were finishing up there day.

4. Dante's View Moonscape, Death Valley, California. Dante's View Sunset, Death Valley, California. A truly lunar landscape in so many ways. This is the back side of the famous long view on Dante's.

5. Dumont Sand Dunes. Dumont Dunes are a four wheelers haven. I was lucky to be there mid-week, when it was basically empty.

6. Artist Pallet, Death Valley, California. Artist Pallet, Death Valley, California has a unique blend of desert hues unlike any anywhere else in the world.

7. Death Valley Panorama, California. Death Valley in California has a warm and varied array of hues to delight the eye

8. The road winding through Death Valley, California. The road winding through Death Valley, California.

9. A view from Artist Palette Drive, Death Valley, California. A view from Artist Palette Drive, Death Valley, California

10. Mesquite Sand Dunes, Death Valley, California. Mesquite Sand Dunes Panorama, Death Valley after a rare desert rainstorm

11. Flooded Roads, Death Valley, California. Road Closed after Death Valley rain storm. On this trip, Death Valley got an inch of rain in one day. More than they had gotten the whole year before. It didn't seem to take a lot of rain to close the roads for several days.

12. Road Closed after Death Valley rain storm. Road Closed after Death Valley rain storm. On this trip, Death Valley got an inch of rain in one day. More than they had gotten the whole year before.

13. Cholla Cactus Closeup. In the Cholla Cactus Garden in Joshua Tree National park, there is a unique gathering of these charming cactus

14. Badwater, Death Valley, California. Badwater is the hottest, driest, lowest place in the United States.

15. Joshua Tree, California. Joshua Tree National Park, California. A mesquite tree against the rugged terrain.

 

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