The trees and rocks in Joshua Tree National Park come together to form some fascinating scenes ... like this one where the joshua tree is leaning on the bolder for a little bit of support. What first caught my attention was the sculptured rock; then I noticed how the rock, tree, and sky all came together to form a composition that invites you into the scene.
After sunset at Northern California's Castle Lake, I was driving down the road ... and Mount Shasta came into view, with a lush green carpet of manzanita in the foreground. So I captured this image: it was at dusk, with the haze and clouds lighting up with warm tones from the setting sun. I mentioned the drive to and from Castle Lake in my blog "Beautiful Castle Lake."