Tag Archives: Joshua Tree National Park

JT145 by T.M. Schultze

December 2019 Photo of the Month: JT145

My December 2019 Photo of the Month is JT145, a black and white looking East as the Christmas storm that brought snow to Joshua Tree was coming in. Continue reading

Perhaps My Last Christmas Trip To Joshua Tree National Park

Yep, People Get Their Cars Stuck Parking Like This (Taken Christmas Eve)

Yep, People Get Their Cars Stuck Parking Like This.  Do Not Do This. (Taken Christmas Eve)

As many of my friends know, I have been visiting Joshua Tree National Park every Christmas for a long time.  2018 was my 13th consecutive year celebrating the Holiday in the park.  Things sure have changed. Continue reading

Mastodon Ridge by T.M. Schultze

February 2018 Photo of the Month: Mastodon Ridge

My February 2018 Photo of the Month is Mastodon Ridge, a black and white image made in the Southern section of Joshua Tree National Park. Continue reading

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

Kwaaymii Point Monsoon by T.M. Schultze

My Favorite Photographs of 2017 (12 Images)

As 2017 comes to a close, it is time to create my post of my favorite photographs of 2017. Continue reading

Desert Monsoon by T.M. Schultze

Reflecting on the Dangers in Joshua Tree

Note:  This post also appears on the Joshua Tree Photo Guide website.
Desert Monsoon by T.M. Schultze

Desert Monsoon by T.M. Schultze

Autumn is only a few weeks away and I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the Summers in Joshua Tree. Continue reading

Last Light On The Arch by T.M. Schultze

Coxcomb Rocks Hiking (10 Images)

Update:  Out of respect to others who visited this location before me, I will not tell you how to get to this photo location.  I get emails on this all the time – please, don’t bother.  I have not told anybody where this is, and don’t plan to.  Thanks.

So why would my good friend Jeremy Long and I venture into Joshua Tree National Park in the afternoon heat?  Chasing down arches would be the reason.  See below for a gallery of images taken in the Coxcomb Rocks area of Joshua Tree National Park. Continue reading

Fog Bow by T.M. Schultze

February 2017 Photo Of The Month: Fog Bow

My February 2017 Photo Of The Month is Fog Bow, an image made in Joshua Tree National Park. Continue reading

Sunkissed Revisited by T.M. Schultze

Sunkissed (Joshua Tree)

Sunkissed Background

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!

Overlooked 2015 Photographs

Overlooked 2015 Photographs

I have a lot of overlooked 2015 photographs.  Much of this comes from taking the images but not getting around to processing them at home!  I get busy just like everybody, so I thought I would make this post and show a few that I have overlooked.

The Hungry Hippo

The Hungry Hippo

The Hungry Hippo in Joshua Tree National Park

This is a cool rock formation near Jaguar Rock in Joshua Tree National Park.  Curiously, this was the first time I photographed it.  This was just after sunrise in temperatures in the low 20s.

To me, this rock reminded me of the Hungry Hungry Hippos game from my childhood.

 

 

 

 

Storm Over Borrego Springs

Storm Over Borrego Springs

Storm Over Borrego Springs

This was a great photo day where I took a great image from the Borrego Springs overlook on S-22 of a rainbow, but I neglected to process many of the storm images from the valley floor.  The weather was very impressive on that day.

A Storm At The Motor Transport Museum

Motor Transport Museum

Motor Transport Museum

The Motor Transport Museum in Campo is such a unique place, with possibly hundreds of old decaying vehicles from brands I didn’t even know existed.  The San Diego Photo Club went there on a trip, when a storm hit, and I never got around to processing these images.  The vibrant colors with the moody cloud cover makes for a great contrast.  I need to revisit soon.

The Desert View Tower

Desert View Tower Old Highway 80

Desert View Tower Old Highway 80

I have always ignored this place, although it is an important landmark for my Old Highway 80 Photography Project.

This was the last stop along US Route 80 before it descended the In-Ko-Pah Gorge to the Imperial Valley.  The road ends here, but concrete remnants follow Myer Creek all the way to the town of Ocotillo.

I have many more overlooked images, but I thought this selection would make for a nice post.

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