If you plan a trip to the desert or happen to be traveling through one, use this chance to capture some of the most striking colors in nature. Twentynine Palms, California near Joshua Tree National Park is a great place to explore desert, experience desert living and take stunning desert travel images.
Airbnb has a great selection of houses or cottages in this area. The experience of staying in the desert will be unforgettable, especially if you take lots of pictures.
Twentynine Palms has very typical desert climate with substantial temperature drop at night. At sunrise be prepared to bundle up as it will be cold. Also pay attention to your camera as it may fog up when brought outside of a warm house. Get up early, approximately 30 minutes before sunrise time. There will be plenty of light in the sky, although low light may require use of tripod.
Colors change very fast during sunrise, it would be a good idea to prepare the day before by selecting best vantage points and directions where to take desert landscape pictures. This will make morning landscape photography much more pleasant and will allow you to concentrate more on the scenery and beauty of the desert sunrise.
Experiment with various camera settings – aperture/shutter speed to obtain desired effect and take many photographs. Remember to look around, you may find the best views and scenes in most unusual places. Morning light falling at a low angle creates long shadows and highlights textures which maybe quite striking in abstract art images.
Find an abandoned home and take some pictures around it, get creative with angles and details.
As always in the desert remember to drink lots of water, wear appropriate footwear and be aware of your surroundings. It is easy to get completely involved in the process of photography and put yourself into dangerous situation. This maybe getting too close to the edge of the cliff, stepping on sharp objects or being bit by an insect or an animal. Exercise common sense and you will bring home many desert travel images to show off to your friends, use as abstract art or desktop backgrounds.
16.09.2018 by FPImages