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The Prophet's Call by Ian-Plant The Prophet's Call by Ian-Plant
While searching for photos in the Nevada desert, one evening everything lined up perfectly—the composition, the still air, the otherworldly colors of twilight glow, the branches of a lone Joshua tree reaching for the heavens above, a supplicant for divine intervention. It is said that the prophet Joshua, for whom the tree is named, prayed for the sun to stop. It seemed that the prayer was answered this very evening; a stillness clung to the desert, and the gloaming paused for a moment, just long enough for me to get the shot. And then the moment was gone; the sun resumed its retreat, and I was left with nothing but darkness and the pungent fragrance of crushed mesquite in the air. Read more on my blog . . . [link]
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Prisma-photo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Frightening.... !
Stunning light and mood :)
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professtional2b Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am waiting for my moments to start happening... And turn from a 'family photographer' to at least a decent one.
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Clojo-733 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Filmographer
Amazing!!! :omg:
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
I love how you can make something out of nothing, I would have probably walked right past this.
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EmilioBrown Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
beautiful! really amazing
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judge Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Brings back memories of almost killing myself climbing a hill in the Joshua Tree national park. I thought I was reasonably fit...

My own attempts at photographing the trees fell flat. I was working in california for a while and had gone out to the park a few times and was utterly captivated by it. I couldn't explain what I was seeing to people so I thought I would take some photographs on my last weekend. I had to buy a camera but I didn't have much money plus when I got there it was overcast and the light was really flat - the sad results are somewhere in my gallery.

Still, I love the desert.
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DGAnder Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Almost not of this earth. Very cool light and processing on this image. :)
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AndrewShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
Very nice!
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Trinitite Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Love the light.
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Simply amazing yet again Ian, rock on!!
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