I lived near Joshua Tree National Park for ten years and drove near it for another thirty without ever visiting. I finally did with my wife and her dog on April 11, 2023, on our way from Bullhead City, Arizona to Riverside, California.
The park does not offer the grandeur of the Pacific Coast, the Sierra Nevadas, the Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, Arches, or Canyonlands. It does have large granite boulders and grotesque spiky tree-like flowering plants in a high desert setting.
This photo is the most recent of hundreds I have shot in recent years with me in motion, my camera in sync with the scenery, and a shutter-speed of 1/3 second. I like the blend of blur and detail, the overlapping colors and the dynamic, unpredictable swirls.