The workshop group I was with headed out to different locations each night to photograph the Joshua Tree National Park night sky. One of the locations we photographed was Arch Rock Trail. The trail leads to Arch Rock which is one of the more popular sites in the park. I didn’t have much luck photographing the arch so I headed out to areas behind it. I found this Yucca next to the long outcropping (also called a Dike). The entire scene was lit by the moon which was setting to my right.
This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5DS using my Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/4, shutter speed at 20 seconds and the ISO set at 3200. I used a tripod for stability. This is a single image processed in Lightroom and completed in Photoshop and Nik Color Efex Pro.
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