I found this unique Joshua Tree when I was trying to find a good vantage point to capture the colorful desert floor in the Joshua Tree National Park last week. The framing was a bit more difficult than I expected but I ended up with this composition. Parts of the tree were dying while other parts were spawning new life. I managed to get a starburst notwithstanding the refraction effects of the clouds and trees.
This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5DS using my Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 Lens set on 16mm. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/11, shutter speed at 1/60th of a second and the ISO set at 400. I used a tripod for stability. This is a single image processed in Lightroom and finalized in Photoshop using Nik Color Efex Pro.
You can see my new gallery for Joshua Tree NP by clicking here. I will be adding more photos to the collection as I process and post them.
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