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.
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.
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.
I’m fortunate enough to be back in Joshua Tree National Park, again this year. This time armed with new photography experience and a new Sigma 10mm f/2.8 lens. Lets see what the park has to offer from this new viewpoint!