Sunkissed, popularized by Michael Fatali, is one of the truly beautiful rock sentinels in Joshua Tree National Park. Jack Dykinga also produced one of the earliest images of this location.
This area is typically best photographed at sunrise, but depending on the type of image you are making, it can be visited at any time. I have been visiting this location for years to make images and it is always one of the first spots that comes to mind when I am in Joshua Tree.
My long-time friend and I, Jeremy Long, found this location while we were out scouting for images to take. It is not easy to locate, but once you know where it is, you’ll never forget.
The rock is picturesque from all angles, including a spot I call The Sphinx, and another composition from Fatali’s portfolio. What an awesome location to make images!
If you are interested in the specific location of this formation, you can purchase the ebook, The Photographer’s Guide To Joshua Tree National Park, that I co-authored with Jeremy Long by visiting www.jtphotoguide.com.
The ebook is only $ 9.99 and we think it is great value to any photographer visiting Joshua Tree. The guide is 83 pages includes GPS information and directions so you can get to this location and others throughout the park. I hope you will check the book out. We spend years in the field to make the ebook.
Some well-known photographers have started publicizing the location of Sunkissed. Almost all of them, after Fatali and Dykinga, discovered this location from us and our E-book. Its worth buying for this location and many other rock temples in the area.
Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoy the images!