I photographed these “Kissing Joshua Trees” during the first evening of the night photography workshop in the Joshua Tree National Park. I took advantage of the setting moon and the framing of the trees to use my light painting skills. I lit the trees with one flashlight. Most photographers will tell you that you should compose Joshua Tree photos so they are not touching each other. But in this case I decided that I wanted them to touch so it could complete the arch. Overall I’m very pleased with this photo and the light painting skills that I learned.
This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5DS using my Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 Lens set on 22mm. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/4, shutter speed at 20 seconds and the ISO set at 5000. I used a tripod for stability. I lit the subject with artificial lighting. This is a single image processed in Lightroom and finalized in Photoshop using Nik Color Efex Pro.
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