Let’s Get Lost!

F/13.0, 1/640, ISO 250.

Joshua Tree National Park

Is it safe to swim in the ocean this week?

Sure, the sharks are all busy filming with Discovery.

Interesting Facts: The flatland between these hills is sparsely forested with Joshua trees. Together with the boulder piles and Skull Rock, the trees make the landscape otherworldly. Temperatures are most comfortable in the spring and fall, with an average high/low of 85 and 50 °F (29 and 10 °C), respectively. Winter brings cooler days, around 60 °F (16 °C), and freezing nights. Snows occur occasionally at higher elevations. Summers are hot, over 100 °F (38 °C) during the day and not cooling much below 75 °F (24 °C) until the early hours of the morning. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua_Tree_National_Park )

And The Winner Is…

RC Cars

F/4.5, 0.4, ISO 100.

Day 149 /365

” I live my life a quarter mile at a time. Nothing else matters “. The Fast and the Furious (2001)      🙂    This movie line just popped into my head.    🙂

Interesting Fact:  The very first record in the history of radio control shows the inventor Nikola Tesla as the first person ever to demonstrate an RC model engine in 1898.  ( http://www.rcmodelswiz.co.uk/blog/7-interesting-facts-about-rc-cars-thatll-make-you-look-smarter/

The Magic Bus!

Volkswagen Van Samba

F/5.6, 54.0, ISO 160.

Day 136 / 365

Let’s take a trip somewhere.     🙂

Interesting Fact: The Volkswagen Van Samba, in the United States also known as Sunroof Deluxe, was the most luxurious version of the Volkswagen Transporter T1. Volkswagen started producing Sambas in 1951. In the sixties this version became popular as a hippie bus. Originally Volkswagen Vans were classified according to the number of windows they had. This particular model had 23 and later 21 windows including eight panoramic windows in the roof. To distinguish it from the normal 23 or 21-window Volkswagen van the name Samba was coined. Instead of a sliding door at the side the Samba had two pivot doors. In addition the Samba had a fabric sunroof. At that time Volkswagen advertised with the idea of using the Samba to make tourist trips through the Alps.  ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Samba )