Cholla Cactus Garden: Where it All Began

I had the chance to spend three days at Joshua Tree National Park over the holidays. I was not feeling well during this trip so I took it easy on the photography but re-visiting the Cholla Cactus Garden was a must for me. This was essentially where I got my start in landscape photography many years ago …

Joshua Tree National Park Stargazing

Since photographing the Milky Way in the Eastern Sierra two years ago I’ve thought of trying my luck at Joshua Tree National Park. Based on previous experience, I figured that the most effective way to do night photography would be to choose a moonless evening that way the photo actually looks like night photography. As …

Light Painting

Light painting is something I experimented with on my last visit to Joshua Tree National Park two years ago and involves the use of long exposures in darkness with the only illumination being flashlights. On this moonless evening, I tried many different lighting techniques and had some fun with it at the end. This particular …

Photographing Joshua Tree National Park

I first visited Joshua Tree National Park as a college student and wasn’t quite sure what to make of it. The other national parks I’d been to at the time were the likes of Yosemite, Zion, Canadian Rockies, etc… where the attractions were very obvious and staples of the postcard photography circuit. Joshua Tree NP …

Joshua Tree National Park Night Photography

Night photography is something I have very little experience doing so I decided to try it out at Joshua Tree National Park. It is usually cold and windy at night there during the winter so it made sense to try a 75 degree windless summer night. (Don’t bother going during the day.) I wanted to …

Cap Rock, Joshua Tree NP

Cap Rock, Joshua Tree National Park, California Often flying under the radar in Joshua Tree due to the name of the park, are the unique rock formations throughout the northern portion of JTNP. I always get a laugh out of seeing Cap Rock because I find it “cute”. See more of my Joshua Tree National …

JTNP: Sunrise on Mount San Gorgonio

Sunrise Alpenglow on Mount San Gorgonio, Joshua Tree National Park, California There wasn’t a cloud in the sky and yet it was definitely worthwhile getting up early. I had actually tried a similarly composed sunset last year but wasn’t able to get a sharp image so that was my primary motivation for choosing this location. …

Cholla Cactus Garden

Cholla Cactus Garden, Joshua Tree National Park, California The Cholla Cactus Garden at Joshua Tree National Park was one of the locations I photographed in 2002 during my first year of serious photography. I had always felt like I could do better but just never seem to have made it back there. I have been …

More Joshua Tree Wildflowers

Picture: Golden Poppies and Lupines near Cottonwood Entrance, Joshua Tree National Park, California Here is another photo from Joshua Tree National Park. I also photographed the General Patton Museum but didn’t really get any shots worth posting here. It was a cool museum to look at though with numerous tanks and WWII memorabilia. I’ve been …

Joshua Tree National Park Spring Wildflowers

Picture: Joshua Tree National Park Spring Wildflowers – 2008 I went over to the southern portion of Joshua Tree National Park this weekend and found some nice wildflowers. It’s been three long years, but I think this year will probably make up for lost time. Flowers are blooming later this year it seems but the …