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Rainbow Over Hidden Valley

Rainbow Over Hidden Valley

Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 17-40 f/4 L @ f/18, 40mm, @ 1/25 sec., ISO 100, 07/30/17 @ 17:39 local time


A rainbow appeared this afternoon as we entered the Joshua Tree National Park. It followed us to our destination, Hidden Valley, about 25 minutes from the entrance. This image was perfect as the sun started to set and we enjoyed the late afternoon shooting our Hidden Valley sunset.

Bonanza Hoss Hat

Canon 17-40 f/4 L @ f/16, 40mm, @ 1/13 sec., ISO 100, 07/30/17 @ 17:48 local time


Finally, Sunset

Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 17-40 f/4 L @ f/18, 27mm, @ 1/30 sec., ISO 100, 07/30/17 @ 18:28 local time

Old Chevy Truck

December Sunrise

This cold December morning, by special invitation, I went to the back side of Joshua Tree, to some privately owned land. Three of my guy friends, Shad (the owner of the land), Chuck and Scott ventured out with me on the photographic excursion. We saw a spectacular sunrise, an old, abandoned chevy truck and some of the most amazing back country the hi-desert has to offer. Here are a few of my images

December Sunrise

Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-105 f/4 L @ f/18, 105mm, @ 1/640 sec., ISO 200, 12/05/16 @ 06:42 local time


Dead Wood Projecy VI

Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-105 f/4 L @ f/18, 58mm, @ 1/40 sec., ISO 400, 12/05/16 @ 07:29 local time


Old Chevy Truck

Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-105 f/4 L @ f/18, 55mm, @ 1/50 sec., ISO 400, 12/05/16 @ 07:56 local time

This is the an image from a new collection I’m currently shooting during the “Super Moon” that is happening right now in Joshua Tree National Park.

The collection is called “Joshua Tree by Moonlight” and right now, since the moon is closer to the Earth than it will be anytime this year, is the perfect time to go out and shoot these images.

Here is a taste of the show. A group of climbers standing around their campfire in the beginnings of the night talking about their days exploits on the cliffs behind them. This scene lit entirely by moonlight and the glow of their campfire.

oshua Tree by Moonlight - Camping

Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-105 f/4 L @ f/11, 28mm, @ 30 sec., ISO 1600, 11/13/16 @ 21:45 local time

This July 4th, after the fire works, I was able to take advantage of the new moon. In pitch darkness, lead only by the light of flashlight I ventured out into the park where I found the Milky Way Galaxy rising overhead. Here is one of the images I captured.

Galaxy Over Joshua Tree

Canon 5D Mark III, Sigma 15mm f/1.2.8 @ f/2.8, @ 25 sec., ISO 2000, 07/05/16 @ 01:21 local time

Another Beautiful Sunset in Joshua Tree

I went out into the park to scout a location for some macro photography of the blooming cactus flowers and decided I’d stay for the sunset.  Here are a couple of the HDR images from the early evening.

Another Joshua Tree Sunset I

Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-105mm f/4 L @ f/18, 24mm, HDR 1/160 to 1/3 sec., ISO 100, 04/03/16 @ 20:30 local time

Another Joshua Tree Sunset II

Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-105mm f/4 L @ f/18, 32mm, HDR 1/50 to 1/2 sec., ISO 100, 04/03/16 @ 20:36 local time