Joshua Sunrise

The best part of the one night I spent camping in Joshua Tree was when the sun started to come up and I was forced to get out my freezing cold sleeping bag and go take photos. Sub-freezing overnight temperatures ensured that I didn’t get any sleep, so the rush of finding some good sunrise compositions was a welcome bit of activity.

I’m sure that all six of us who were camping got a silhouette shot similar to this one at sunrise. There were just enough clouds on the horizon to create some interesting colour, and those Joshua Trees are just too cool to pass up as a foreground element.

Equipment:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L

Adam Olson - January 24, 2012 - 7:29 am

Stunning colors Heath! Fantastic shot!

Rich Williams - January 24, 2012 - 7:35 am

Beautiful.

Russ Scullen - January 24, 2012 - 7:35 am

Great colors! Nice silhouette.

Jesse Pafundi - January 24, 2012 - 8:03 am

Beauty, dude. Love the tones of your silhouette work.

Len Saltiel - January 24, 2012 - 8:07 am

Great silhouette Heath. The colors are outstanding

Brian Furbush - January 24, 2012 - 8:15 am

Good lord man, this is stunning. The colors are absolutely beautiful, and I’m a sucker for silhouettes.

Mike Olbinski - January 24, 2012 - 8:20 am

Nope, you killed me on this…love yours man.

jina - January 24, 2012 - 8:23 am

This is really very beautiful. In fact, it Prompted me to break out in a U2 medley. Nice work. 🙂

Rick Louie - January 24, 2012 - 8:33 am

Wow, this looks like a painting! Love the colors – so vibrant!

Bob Lussier - January 24, 2012 - 8:34 am

Well done! Spectacular colors!

Chris Frailey - January 24, 2012 - 8:40 am

Love those colors.

A.Barlow - January 24, 2012 - 10:12 am

So much color in that sunrise. Beautiful!

Scott Ackerman - January 24, 2012 - 11:09 am

Beauty! Nice shot Heath!

Chris DeAngelis - January 24, 2012 - 2:23 pm

Yep! Beat me to it! I think I have a shot of the same tree 🙂

Chris Lazzery - January 24, 2012 - 5:33 pm

Beautiful shot Heath. Really nice color!

CJ - January 26, 2012 - 7:14 am

Beautiful!!! The colors are awesome and I LOVE the comp!!! Well done!!