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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.

Santee Lakes Overlook December 20

Santee Lakes Overlook December 20

Santee Lakes Overlook December 20, 2015

Santee Lakes Overlook December 20

Santee Lakes Overlook December 20

I made this Santee Lakes Overlook December 20 image while celebrating the holidays with my daughter.  She gave me about five minutes to head out my front door and make this image at sunset. 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.

Chroma Lines by T.M. Schultze

August 2015 Photo of the Month: Chroma Lines

My August 2015 Photo of the Month is Chroma Lines, an image made at Michigan State University’s Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum. 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.

Grand Bixby by T.M. Schultze

January 2015 Photo of the Month: Grand Bixby

My January 2015 Photo of the Month is Grand Bixby, an image made of the world-famous Bixby Canyon Bridge in Big Sur. 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.

Juniper and Monolith, Twilight

December 2013 Photo of the Month: Juniper and Monolith, Twilight

My December 2013 Photo Of The Month is Juniper and Monolith, Twilight, an image made while camping for the holidays at 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.

Reclaimed by T.M. Schultze

October 2013 Photo of the Month: Reclaimed

My October 2013 Photo of the Month is Reclaimed, a photograph made at the historic Buckman Springs Bottling Plant off Old Highway 80 in San Diego County. 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.