After I got back home from the military I had some trouble assimilating to normal society. One night I decided to pack a bag and head to the desert. I climbed up rocks in the moonlight. I sat there surrounded by silence and darkness for a couple of hours until the sun greeted me. Without knowing it I had allowed myself to be human for the first time in my life. A moment without distraction and abstractions. That one moment changed my life. I look at our society with a different perspective now. One that exposes how much I don’t want to be like everyone else; another dead-eye cow being led to the slaughterhouse. This photo is of that moment - Mojave Desert, CA.
This next sentence will surprise you: “The Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees forest is the largest and densest forest of its kind in the world.” Although it doesn’t have the sex appeal of Joshua Tree National Park — The Eagles shot their first album cover there, and rock climbers converge from all over the world — Arizona’s forest of Seuss-like trees is the superlative. At least, in some respects. It’s for the trees, and the overall diversity of flora in the area, that the site was named a National Natural Landmark. Photograph by Tom Brownold. #arizona#nature#joshuatrees#photography#arizonahighways#travel#magazine#landscapephotography
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, entrance to national parks is free on Monday! This includes @deathvalleynps & @joshuatreenps which are normally $30 per vehicle, and @sequoiakingsnps & @yosemitenps where it’s normally $35 a car. For more information, visit nps.gov/planyourvisit. Thanks to Eyewitness @killakristennn for this incredible shot from Joshua Tree National Park. Share your national park adventures with #abc7eyewitness!
✨NEW VIDEO ALERT✨ My parents and I took a road trip🚗 down to Joshua Tree — and I’m taking you with me!
Along the way, I’ll show you the SNACKS🥜 I pack for any trip and how I hack the hotel BREAKFAST🍳 bar to make healthy, filling meals before I start my day.
What snacks do you like to pack when you travel?
So a little while ago, I decided to do a mini styled shoot all by my dang self, out amidst some Joshua Trees. No rentals, no models...just nature and gorgeous light. Hope you dig it! ✌🏻
A million thanks to my amazing team of frannnz... @carmellalee your images are beooootiful 😍 and @dpep30 muchas gracias for the design assist! @aznirh + @paulsarkisphoto thanks for schlepping 💪🏻. Love you all 😘💕💕💕
P.S. That last shot is me straightening things up...it was windy AF out there that day! 🤣🤣