Sunrise From Mastodon Peak, by T.M. Schultze

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.

A storm was clearing in the Southern part of the park, and before sunrise, I hiked out along the Lost Palms trail to the Mastodon Peak.  This is an overlooked area of the park, but it offers a great area to catch a good sunrise.

Clouds were thick to the West, and it appeared that Mastodon Peak was not going to get any morning light, so I looked East and saw the clouds lighting up.

Christmas Eve From Joshua Tree - Panorama

Christmas Eve From Joshua Tree – Panorama

I also made a panorama of this same composition for comparison.  This image is in the 6×17 aspect ratio I prefer for panoramic images.

This image was also aided by the Skyfire App, which gave me a good sense of where to be on this morning to make the best sunrise image.  Thanks again, Matt!

Thank you for viewing, and I hope you enjoy the images!

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