one night stay at the joshua tree inn.

When I went to Southern California last summer to photograph Grant and Taylor's reception, my friend Sam picked me up in LA and we took the long way to San Diego. When we arrived in Joshua Tree the sun was still blazing over head, so we waited out the heat of the day in a saloon down the street from the Joshua Tree Inn. We left around sunset and the dusky desert was just incredible. It took hours before it actually got dark. We sat by the pool in the fading light until after 10, drinking a bottle of Santa Barbara riesling that Sam had packed in his suitcase. When we tuned in for the night a dove named Emmy Lou cooed softly from the rafters. 

(photos) on ektar 100. I love that film, the colors are so punchy. it's absolutely made for the desert!
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14 comments:

  1. guh. I love Joshua Tree. so so much. beautiful photos!

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    1. Lauren, me too. it was somehow even more magical than I imagined!

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  2. I just started following your blog and am loving it. It's a rare delicacy to find a fellow Oregonian :)

    Great photos. Joshua Tree is so nice.

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    1. Heather, I've been loving your blog as well {and especially your instagram!} It's so great to read the blog of another Oregonian East-Coast Transplant with a love of photography and an interest and WGS scholarship! so much in common!

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  3. looks so pretty! :)

    http://sbr-fashion-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  4. Have you been to Kylie's blog for her photos of Joshua tree? - http://spencerandkylie.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/joshua-tree-part-02.html

    Since reading those posts, I have been obsessed with visiting the area. Your photos are no different. It seems like such a magical place. I must go!

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    1. Samantha, thanks so much for sharing that link! I hadn't seen those photos (and I didn't know Kylie's blog) They're both so great. And you absolutely must go to Joshua Tree! It's even better than the pictures.

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  5. this looks absolutely beautiful! and i love that there was a dove named emmy lou. it's the little things, eh? :)

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  6. The bright colours are so characteristic of ektar :D

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    1. it is! I'm usually more of a Potra girl, gotta love those soft pinks. But I'm so glad I brought this ektar to california. It was perfectly matched for that place!

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  7. I'm just beginning to fall in love with Ektar, and I love these photos! Glad I stumbled upon your blog, and to have found another film photog :)

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    1. Sarah, I'm just getting into it too! for a long time I was all about muted colors but I've been really inspired by big punchy colors lately. Do you real Melanie Watkin blog? she's one of my favorite color saturated blogs! {http://melaniewatkins.blogspot.com/2014/03/blue-skies.html} Thanks so much for commenting, I LOVE getting to know other film photographers too.

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  8. These are gorgeous. I can't believe I've lived in SD 6 years and still haven't been. Need to sooN!

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    1. you do you do! it was so affordable too (our room at the inn was like a hundred dollars or something like that)

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