We are getting some entries for Springtime in Paris, and multiple people have asked, so we are extending “Paris” to include all of France.
🌼And now back to Joshua Tree with BillinGlendaleCA!
Most of my trips to Joshua Tree have been at night, so I’ve wanted to see parts of the park during the daylight (and get some IR shots). I also wanted to get some early season Milky Way shots which are pretty early in the morning, so I’ve looked at the best place for sunrise in Joshua Tree. Most of the suggestions centered around the Cholla Cactus Garden in the Pinto Basin portion of the park.
The Pinto Basin is in the southeastern portion of the park and the ecosystem is quite different from what you find to the northeast (no Joshua Trees). So I traveled down the road from Belle Campground where I was shooting my night shots to the Cholla Cactus Garden. It’s a several acre collection of Cholla Cactus, as the name would suggest, and tried to find a good location for the sunrise. I settled on one cactus and positioned it between my camera and the rising sun.
I arrived during blue hour.