Joshua Tree Rock Climber

photo of the week for Sunday, 2007, September 2
Photographer: Cris Benton

Stephen Wopschall climbs on the 5.8 route "Where Two Deserts Meet" on Bovine Dome in Joshua Tree National Park (near the White Tank Campground).

This image is a panoramic montage of two photographs taken by a Canon S500 Digital Elph suspended below a kite. For more information on this novel technique for aerial photography visit:

http://arch.ced.berkeley.edu/kap/kaptoc.html

Additional kite images from the March 2006 climbing trip at Joshua Tree are posted on Flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=joshua&w=26103250%40N00

~ Cris Benton

photo used with permission

On the Web: Midday climb at Where Two Deserts Meet