Yes, we were seeing green in the desert around us as we were driving up from LA. Small patches here and there, But this took us by surprise…..
So, we stayed a little longer than planned and decided to check on the wildflowers when we came back from Trona if we had time. We were in a remote-er area and wondered what would be over the hills in the main canyons.
On to Trona Pinnacles, got the spot we wanted just in time. Couple vehicles pulled up and talked of having dozens of cars following to that spot. Explained we were doing night photography, won’t work too well. They moved on.
We set up camp and got ready to shoot sunset and stars.
Then the clouds moved in. Could not see much myself but, you can see the effects in this photo.
So we called it a night, 2 am and shut down. Next morning, 5:30am alarm for sunrise. We figure we got 2-2.5 hours sleep.
Not much of a sunrise, coffee time.
Then as the BIG group started showing up we realized our peace and quiet had ended.
Still while that night we had some VERY different light in our photos……
And during the day,
So it was a good trip, timing was good. The group of people and a film crew Sat. morning broke up the quiet of the place, but it is a favorite of mine to study light. Very primitive camping out there, no water. Here are some more photos from the trip.
Anyway, hope you enjoy the photos. Leave me a message in my comments if you have questions about any of the photos.
If you would like to hire me as a guide of sorts, contact me and we will see what I can arrange for you and what you want to learn about photography.
In the mean time,