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Over the holidays I had the pleasure of spending a few days camping in Joshua Tree National Park in the Mojave Desert of Southern California.  The park offers world class rock climbing and bouldering as well as a spectacular desert  landscape.   I ended up spending a good amount of time in the Hidden Valley area where I found a nice mix of large groves of trees and interesting rock formations.  I also spent time at Arch Rock, the Cholla Cactus Garden, and Jumbo Rocks. I found that the Joshua Trees (a tall growing variety of Yucca) were best photographed as silhouettes to better emphasize their unique shape.  I did, however, play around with some light painting techniques using a variety of light sources at night that yielded some interesting results.

Joshua Tree on a Starry Night ~ Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Tech: Canon 5DMKll with 17 - 40mm @ 23mm, tripod
Exposure: 25 sec., f/4, iso 3200
Note: I used a mini maglight to paint the tree and rock during the exposure.

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Familiar face makes the cover of the latest Santa Cruz County 2009 Traveler’s Guide.

Cover of 2009 Santa Cruz County Traveler's Guide

Cover of 2009 Santa Cruz County Traveler's Guide

To see the original photo visit http://www.paulzaretsky.com/birds/503.htm

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