Sunburst, Joshua Tree National Park

Sunburst, Joshua Tree National Park

Sunburst – Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA

I made this capture on the same day as Surreal Yucca and Desert Bouquet only at sunset. This particular Joshua tree caught my eye about an hour before sunset so I had plenty of time to plant my tripod where I determined the sun would set between the fork in the tree. Of course there’s always a mad dash at the very end when you realize your calculations are somewhat off the mark. A small aperture was employed (f/16 on a 50mm lens) to get a star-burst effect.

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Copyright 2015 O. Bisogno Scotti,  All Rights Reserved

Nikon N90S SLR, AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D, exposure: not recorded, Fujichrome Velvia 50 35mm transparency film, filter: Nikon L37C, program mode: Aperture Priority, M-up Mode, Manfrotto 3221 tripod with Manfrotto 3265 pistol grip ball head, Nikon MC-20 remote cable, Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai, 35 mm film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner software.

24 thoughts on “Sunburst, Joshua Tree National Park

  1. Nature’s Child. As soon as Joshua Tree received NP status, plans were set in motion to construct the largest landfill in California just outside its boundaries. It took many years, but Californians have finally buried the project in opposition. “Sunburst, Joshua Tree National Park” is a testament to it’s beauty.

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    • And beautiful it is, actually stunning!

      This image could not have come at a better time for me. We got hit with a 14 hour snow storm, then the temp dropped to below zero.
      When I got to work I checked to see what you had posted and its warmth, beauty, serenity, just melted away the snow and cold,
      I sat and had a cup of tea and just gazed in wonder at the depth of peaceful beauty that is buried in this image.

      Is is for sale?

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