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High desert was shot off of old Highway 8 on the California Mexico border. This rock is about 2 hours east of San Diego and visible from highway 8. Lots of interesting rock formations in all high desert areas. I shot this in the spring because of the strong sunset light bouncing off of large cumulus clouds behind me to the west. The desert air is very clear through April and May and on cold evenings the moon is quite bright. Of course there are many interesting images to be shot after the early spring showers when the desert blooms.

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High Desert Moon Rise: © 2007 Ken DeJarlais, Seattle DPA Instructor


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