Hard Light

Since I was up late last night watching the final few episodes of Prison Break season one and didn’t have time to process a new image, we’re going back to Joshua Tree National Park today. I had thought about including this shot in my original week-long series from the park, but it just didn’t work as a square crop. So, the processing is the same as the others you’ve all seen, but I left it in its native aspect ratio.

Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L, 24mm, F 7.1, ISO 100, 1/320 sec

Scott Webb - April 19, 2011 - 7:20 am

I am certain that every photo I’ve seen come out of that park has to be amazing.

It’s O-FFICIALLY on my to shoot list.

Chris Nitz - April 19, 2011 - 7:24 am

I like how the little tree fills in that gap on the right. Very nice photo!

Chris Kenison - April 19, 2011 - 7:27 am

Well done! Great title for this shot… def. fits. I, like Chris, like the positioning of that tree.

Kristi Hines - April 19, 2011 - 7:40 am

I like how that tree is just peeking through the rocks. Nice composition from the sky to the ground.

Jason Hines - April 19, 2011 - 7:54 am

Great job with the sky in this image. That little tree next to the rock just complets the image for me!

Jesse Pafundi - April 19, 2011 - 8:04 am

Dig the shadow from the foreground plant. Impressive how well you made harsh mid day light work.

Brian Furbush - April 19, 2011 - 8:45 am

Nice shot Heath – love that crooked tree in the background.

Scott Ackerman - April 19, 2011 - 8:55 am

Perfect comp! well done bud.

Jim Nix - April 19, 2011 - 8:59 am

Nice shot, and love the cloud which looks like smoke coming out of the rock! Jim

Mark Garbowski - April 19, 2011 - 9:00 am

The crop and vertical orientation had to stay. Your eyes take you right up the hill.

A.Barlow - April 19, 2011 - 9:16 am

Love that tree! I think that hard light gives the shot a feeling of heat.

I plan on going to this place in the next few months I hope. Put my annual pass to use! I’m going to have to hit you up for some good locations.

Ness - April 19, 2011 - 9:21 am

I love the light and how the shadows were rendered. great capture.

Adam Olson - April 19, 2011 - 11:10 am

Great image Heath! Love the processing!

Steve Beal - April 19, 2011 - 2:16 pm

I’ve really enjoyed all of your images from this series – I wanna go! 🙂

Toad Hollow Photography - April 20, 2011 - 10:57 am

This is an amazing image, Heath, love the composition and perspective!!