Monthly Archives: April 2014

Sunset In Joshua Tree Nation Park

Sunset in Joshua Tree

Canon 60D, Sigma 10mm f/2.8 @ f/22, ISO 100, 1/3 sec., 4/18/14 @ 19:29 local time.


These Joshua Trees stand in silhouette as the sun sets in an isolated part of Joshua Tree National Park. This was my second attempt at shooting a sunset in the Park. Eventually, with a little luck I’ll be in the right place at the right time for that perfect moment. This picture hints at how beautiful sunsets can be in the high desert of California.

Joshua Tree Clouds

This old tree stump stands in contrast to the cloudy sky this boding afternoon. The threat of a fantastic sunset drove me out into the Park, it was not to be this afternoon as the clouds took over and made for a dreary late afternoon drive back to Yucca Valley.

Joshua Tree Clouds

Canon 60D, Sigma 10mm f/2.8 @ f/18, 1/100 sec, 4/17/14 13:57 local time

A Barrel Cactus in Joshua Tree

Working with this new 10mm lens has been a exciting time. Learning to get close to a subject and then get closer is a trick in it’s self. I think I got stuck a couple of times getting this shot just right, but in the end, even though the cactus claimed victory, I got the shot.

Joshua Tree Barrel Cactus

Canon 60D, Sigma 10mm f2.8 @ f20, 1/80 sec, ISO 100, 4/14/14 13:54 local time.