Palm Desert +Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park in August was a tad warm, but the landscape was beautiful a dusk when it cooled off to 35 degrees celsius. More images can be found at the following gallery:

https://www.icpix.ca/joshua-tree-skyvalley/

 

 Joshua Tree National Park - Nikon D800 - Sigma 20-35mm F2 @ 35mm 1/320 F3.2 

Joshua Tree National Park - Nikon D800 - Sigma 20-35mm F2 @ 35mm 1/320 F3.2 

This trip was an opportunity to take advantage of low light pollution in the desert sky. I was able to try exposure stacking with a series of shots to get some start trails, as well as capturing the Milky Way.  

 

 Nikon D800 - Stack of 80 - 30 second exposures

Nikon D800 - Stack of 80 - 30 second exposures

 Sky Valley - D800 w/ Irix 15mm f2.4 - 30 sec. @ F2.5

Sky Valley - D800 w/ Irix 15mm f2.4 - 30 sec. @ F2.5

 Sky Valley - D800 w/ Irix 15mm f2.4 - 30 sec. @ F2.5

Sky Valley - D800 w/ Irix 15mm f2.4 - 30 sec. @ F2.5