It’s amazing to think about all the things near you that you never get around to doing. I decided to check off one of those things on Veteran’s Day by taking the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to the top of Mt. San Jacinto. At the top, there is a restaurant and a couple of hiking trails. This image was made on the Desert Views Trail, which takes you to some spectacular views of the Coachella Valley.
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Tagged california, desert view trail, hiking, Ken Larmon, ken larmon photography, landscape, mount san jacinto, mt. san jacinto, on a hike, outdoors, peaceful, quiet, scenery, SoCal, southern california, the outdoors
Although I’ve only been there one time, Bali is one of my favorite places to visit. One of my favorite things about the island is the numerous hindu shrines hidden throughout the island. This particular shrine is near the south end of Sanur Beach.
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Tagged Bali, HDR, HDR Photography, Indonesia, peace, peaceful, Sanur, sanur bali, Sanur Beach, shrine, shrines, temple, temples, travel
I love the light in the Coachella Valley on a cloudy day. The shadows of the clouds moving across the desert creates fantastic image opportunities.
Posted in California, Coachella Valley Preserve, Photography
Tagged abstract, abstract landscape, Black and White, california, california desert, clouds, coachella valley preserve, desert, Ken Larmon, ken larmon photography, landscape, landscape photography, light and shadow, monochrome, the desert
Point Lobos was one of the first places I visited when I moved back to California. It’s one of my favorite places in California. It has everything that a photographer could want, and you can feel the ghosts of past photographers who have photographed here.
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Tagged california, california coast, cliffs, coast, hiking, Ken Larmon, ken larmon photography, landscape, monterey bay, nature, ocean, outdoors, point lobos, point lobos state natural reserve, sea, seascape, the outdoors
Every time I have gone to Joshua Tree I have driven past a sign for the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. I have often thought that I should stop and check it out while driving past; but I never did until now, and I’m glad I did. The Big Morongo Canyon Preserve is one of the hidden gems of Southern California. Don’t let the bird watchers know that I told you about it.
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Tagged big morongo canyon preserve, Black and White, california, california desert, desert, iPhoneography, Ken Larmon, ken larmon photography, landscape, monochrome, morongo valley, outdoors
During my first month back in California, I took my wife to Joshua Tree National Park. I didn’t pick the best time go because Joshua Tree was hit with thunderstorms. As we were trying to leave the park the roads were turning into rivers. So, I decided to find a high point to park the car, wait out the thunderstorm, and wait for the roads to become roads again.
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Tagged clouds, iphone, iPhoneography, Joshua Tree, Joshua Tree National Park, Ken Larmon, ken larmon photography, nature, outdoors, rain, rain clouds, the outdoors, thunderstorm