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.
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.