Monday, August 8, 2011

Overnight at Joshua Tree National Park. I was up all night. Amazing Place.

That's a real Rattle Snake looking at me and ready to pounce on me.

Joshua tree with a stacked rock formation behind.
Joshua tree making an arch like an entrance to the park.
Although not all of my night sky shots came out as I has wished, the sky was amazing and undisturbed by city lights.

We grilled porterhouse steaks and kept warm with a nice fire.

These two crows looked like they owned the place!

The morning after, looking at my images on my iPad 2. Decisions, decisions...


Hi Photographer  friends,

We spent last night at Joshua Tree National Park, me and my stepson Donovan. I have been wanting to take some pictures, especially night skies images, for a long time. The sky is incredible there as it is not polluted by city lights.

I didn't sleep but for a few hours, so I'm very tired tonight and will not go through all of my images just yet. I will post more on Joshua Tree this coming week with more pictures. I just wanted to upload some images so that you could have an idea of what this wonderful park has to offer for photographers, campers, climbers and nature people.

Good night,

Yvon Bourque


Timothy Gray said...

Hi Yvonne,

Long time lurker first time poster. The photos you've posted thus far from your trip to Joshua Tree N.P. are nothing short of breathtaking!

I have never been there, though I have driven past on my way to more visited parks such as Yosemite and Kings Canyon/ Sequoia. Seeing your images here, especially the night sky and rock formations, have prompted me to add this beautiful place to my short list of photo destinations.

Get some rest. Looks like you were up all night shooting the night sky.

All the best,


Yvon Bourque said...


Yosemity and Sequoia are part of my annual trips, but Joshua Tree is about an hour from my house. I never get tired of going there. It really is more dramatic at sun rise and sun set, and absolutely fun to photograph. I like it when there are plenty of white Cumulus clouds. It accentuates the colotrs of the trees and rocks. You owe it to yourself to visit it at least once.

Anonymous said...

J-Tree is one of the best places on earth. I live about 2 hours away and go there often. I went this past July which meant I have visited the park in every month of the year. Thanks for these pics. I can't get enough of Joshua Tree.