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Christmas Morning 2017 by T.M. Schultze

December 2017 Photo of the Month

My December 2017 Photo of the Month is Christmas Morning 2017, a photograph I made in Joshua Tree National Park. Continue reading

T.M. Schultze is a San Diego-based photographer, traveller, and writer. He writes, photographs, and draws things of the outdoors that have inspired humans for thousands of years. He co-authored the Photographer’s Guide to Joshua Tree Park which can be purchased here.

East Wetlands Sunrise by T.M. Schultze

July 2016 Photo of the Month: East Wetlands Sunrise

My July 2016 Photo of the Month is East Wetlands Sunrise, a photo taken near the Colorado River’s Yuma Crossing. Continue reading

T.M. Schultze is a San Diego-based photographer, traveller, and writer. He writes, photographs, and draws things of the outdoors that have inspired humans for thousands of years. He co-authored the Photographer’s Guide to Joshua Tree Park which can be purchased here.

Yuma Storm Glow by T.M. Schultze

Yuma East Wetlands During Summer

Yuma East Wetlands During Summer

I visited my Grandmother for the weekend and had a great time.  July in Yuma is, of course, incredibly warm.  We stayed inside most of the weekend, but she suggested we visit the Yuma East Wetlands early in the morning. Continue reading

T.M. Schultze is a San Diego-based photographer, traveller, and writer. He writes, photographs, and draws things of the outdoors that have inspired humans for thousands of years. He co-authored the Photographer’s Guide to Joshua Tree Park which can be purchased here.

Imperial Sand Dunes, Twilight by T.M. Schultze

Morning – Imperial Sand Dunes

Morning – Imperial Sand Dunes

I am was on the way to Phoenix yesterday morning, so I spent a quick Morning at Imperial Sand Dunes.  On Interstate 8, out of El Centro, I was headed East when I found that good light was already hitting the clouds and I started planning for a good place to stop.  I decided to try the Imperial Sand Dunes off Grays Well Road.

I also enjoy this stopping point because Grays Well Road is a portion of Old U.S. Highway 80.  The old Plank Road also existed prior to Highway 80’s christening in 1926, and was a set of wooden planks that were set over the dunes to allow vehicular travel to clear the dunes without getting stuck.

The glow from the high, light, clouds had amazing hues or red, pink, purple, and orange.  The strongest colors existed much more than 15 minutes before sunrise, and I was quite pleased with the results.  As the twilight morning grew closer to sunrise, the colors because much more muted, and eventually washed out.

This isn’t the most ideal time of year to photograph the Imperial Sand Dunes.  This is ATV season, and it is hard to look anywhere without seeing tire tracks everywhere.  In a way, I think that still makes for good images though, because it does show a time and place for these dunes, and people can immediately guess where and when the image was taken, as well as provide some perspective for how these particular dunes are enjoyed by the public.

T.M. Schultze is a San Diego-based photographer, traveller, and writer. He writes, photographs, and draws things of the outdoors that have inspired humans for thousands of years. He co-authored the Photographer’s Guide to Joshua Tree Park which can be purchased here.

Sunrise From Mastodon Peak, by T.M. Schultze

Christmas Eve From Joshua Tree

Christmas Eve From Joshua Tree

Christmas Eve From Joshua Tree

Christmas Eve From Joshua Tree

Spending Christmas in Joshua Tree National Park is a personal tradition for me.  On that note, I will be out in the park on the 24th and 25th, so I am showing this image from last year’s Christmas morning in Joshua Tree. Continue reading

T.M. Schultze is a San Diego-based photographer, traveller, and writer. He writes, photographs, and draws things of the outdoors that have inspired humans for thousands of years. He co-authored the Photographer’s Guide to Joshua Tree Park which can be purchased here.

Fishers Peak Sunrise from Trinidad

Fishers Peak at Sunrise from Trinidad Colorado

Fishers Peak at Sunrise

Fishers Peak Sunrise from Trinidad

Photograph from a very cold sunrise morning from my parent’s front yard in Trinidad, Colorado. Fishers Peak is the mountain in the background.

I took this photograph a couple mornings ago while on Christmas vacation at my parent’s home. Continue reading

T.M. Schultze is a San Diego-based photographer, traveller, and writer. He writes, photographs, and draws things of the outdoors that have inspired humans for thousands of years. He co-authored the Photographer’s Guide to Joshua Tree Park which can be purchased here.

Joshua Tree Photo Guide Finished

Joshua Tree Photo Guide Finished

Photographers Guide To Joshua Tree National Park

Photographers Guide To Joshua Tree National Park

Purchase the new e-book co-authored with Jeremy Long at www.jtphotoguide.com.  The book includes 83 pages and 23 key photographic locations for you to make greater images in Joshua Tree National Park.

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T.M. Schultze is a San Diego-based photographer, traveller, and writer. He writes, photographs, and draws things of the outdoors that have inspired humans for thousands of years. He co-authored the Photographer’s Guide to Joshua Tree Park which can be purchased here.

Ohlson House by T.M. Schultze

November 2015 Photo of the Month: Ohlson House

My November 2015 Photo of the Month is Ohlson House, a sunrise image made in Joshua Tree National Park. Continue reading

T.M. Schultze is a San Diego-based photographer, traveller, and writer. He writes, photographs, and draws things of the outdoors that have inspired humans for thousands of years. He co-authored the Photographer’s Guide to Joshua Tree Park which can be purchased here.

Sunrise Victory by T.M. Schultze

February 2015 Photo Of The Month

My February 2015 Photo Of The Month is Sunrise Victory, a sunrise photograph made in Joshua Tree National Park. Continue reading

T.M. Schultze is a San Diego-based photographer, traveller, and writer. He writes, photographs, and draws things of the outdoors that have inspired humans for thousands of years. He co-authored the Photographer’s Guide to Joshua Tree Park which can be purchased here.