The sunrise shoot reminded me of why I love photography. I love the ability to document my life experiences. I love the challenge of capturing what is in front of me. I love the time to myself. I love the lack of distractions. I love being bewildered by God’s creation. I love being humbled. At one point, I stopped everything that I was doing and watched in awe as the ridiculously vibrant colors were transforming the sky into an amazing masterpiece. Seriously. As we left, I kept thinking about how grateful I was for waking up ridiculously early that morning for what was indeed, a once in a lifetime opportunity. What excuses can you come up with to NOT try a sunrise shoot? =)
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After climbing a few boulders, we arrived at this location where the sun was subtly trying to push the night away and the stars stubbornly refused to stop sparkling
(5DII | 16-35L | ISO 800 | f/9 | 30 sec)
Joshua Tree is famous for its rock climbing and I wanted to showcase the amazing rock formations with the epically glorious sunrise
Sunrise sessions are slow to develop and end very quickly and so literally within seconds of taking the above photograph, the sky produced these absolutely incredible colors!
I was walking back to meet the rest of the group and I noticed that I would never be this tall again in my life and so I took a quick self-portrait! =)
As we were driving out, I asked Ruben to pull over because I wanted to jump out and take this photograph of the iconic Joshua Trees in the beautiful morning light.