Light Painted Palms, Joshua Tree National Park

Light Painted Palms, Joshua Tree National Park (click to enlarge)

I spent some time for work in the Southern California area.  Having a day off, I went to Joshua Tree National Park.  After a full day of hiking and photography I started out the long road to civilization (aka the town of Joshua Tree).  I saw some color in the sky so I pulled over to take some sunset images.  I found my flashlight as I was digging through my bag for a snack, so I decided to do a little light painting.  The only subject to paint was the palm tree (is it a palm tree?) in the foreground.  I took several images while waving my flashlight around and this was the best of the lot.  Next trip I will leave time in my schedule for a more serious attempt at light painting.

If you get to Joshua Tree (the town, not the park) stop by Pie for the People! and get yourself some awesome pizza.  They do not serve alcohol, but you are allowed to bring in your own beer and wine.  Luckily, there is a liquor store right across the street!

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