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Friday, April 23, 2010

Weekend Reflections / Barker Dam at Joshua Tree National Park, California USA



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These reflections were taken at Barker Dam in the Joshua Tree National Park, California USA.
Barker Dam was built about 1900 to hold water for cattle and mining use.
The dam today forms a small rain-fed reservoir used by park wildlife.  
Birds abound!
A one-mile loop trail gets you to this beautiful watery place, in a place you would never expect to find it.

22 comments:

Sunny said...

Beautiful, rugged reflections; looks like a lovely place to explore.
Sunny :)

Dave said...

Lovely reflection and I like the rock formation.

RuneE said...

That looks just like a place I would have loved to visit.

Clytie said...

Those reflections are wonderful! I never would have pictured the Joshua Tree National Park to harbor such a beautiful lake!

Cezar and Léia said...

I love California, thanks so much for this beautiful post, all reflections are amazing!
Happy WEekend Reflections
hugs
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

cieldequimper said...

Gorgeous. That one rock looks a bit like a face!

Maia said...

Amazing scenery and reflection photos again, what a beautiful place. Those rocks and their reflection look so beautiful.

Gena D said...

What great images - lovely clarity and detail Carolyn!!!

thanks so much for yo ufeedback and encouragement on my blog ...
Have a great weekend!
GEna @ Thinking Aloud

James said...

It looks and sounds like a wonderful place. I love the reflections and the composition of your photos.

Have a great weekend!

Xavi said...

Thanks for your words, Carolyn. I have yet to visit this wonderful place of Joshua Tree NP. I will on my next trip to USA.
Have a nice weekend

Nefertiti said...

magnifique,bravo ;O)

Riet said...

How beatitful that is. Love the reflections

joshi daniel said...

excellent reflections and a lovely image!

Spiderdama said...

Great reflections and beautiful shots!:-)

Matty said...

Great outdoor pictures with color and reflections.

Diane AZ said...

Beautiful! A one-mile loop trail with water and birds, sounds like my kind of place. :)

Life with Kaishon said...

What a beautiful place. These pictures are just lovely. amazing!

Lew said...

Exquisite images! Joshua Treee NP is a place that I have admired through other photographers lens for years, but gotten to see.

Skeller said...

oooh! I just had a blast perusing your pictures. I missed Barker Dam last time we went, and now I'm so sorry that we missed it - it's so pretty and the cacti flowers - what a bonus!!

Your Opteka fisheye looks awesome (I especially loved the pictures you took of the waves from the pier).

Fun fun. You take beautiful photos!

Thom said...

The first one the water looks so still and yet the next two the ripples just add a slight touch to these. Beautiful reflections my friend. Have a great weekend :)

Ebie said...

Love the soft and muted colors of the water! The rugged formation of the rocks is so beautiful!

Great and fun day to be there!

Sylvia K said...

Such lovely reflections, Carolyn! I, too, love the rugged formation of the rocks! Hope you're enjoying a lovely day!

Sylvia