Joshua Tree at Sunset

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Nature Conservancy's Best Nature Photo 2007 Finalist

While waiting for the sun to set, it ducked beneath the clouds and I got some direct sunlight. Not much to look at for silhouettes or cloud color, but the side lighting was almost magical. I tweaked it a little bit using the tonemapping tool on PhotoMatix and then finished it with the typical PhotoShop levels/curves adjustments.

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Another version not so overcooked.
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  1. chrismar 57 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Halfway House, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  2. Lux_Imagery [deleted] 57 months ago | reply

    I am an admin for Lux Top 100 and we would love to have this in our group. Your quality will raise the bar for others.
    What a wonderful photograph!
    Lux Top 100
    Please consider adding it to "Lux Top 100", a unique kind of group.

  3. Akkayakr 55 months ago | reply

    Vivid, vary nice.

  4. albatros11 54 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Beautiful landscape and seascape , and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  5. Balázs Papdi 54 months ago | reply

    Excellent work!!

  6. Nicola since 1972 53 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called High Quality - Full HD Wallpapers, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  7. melcir.meri 53 months ago | reply

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    Graphic concept ~
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  8. Marcroft 52 months ago | reply

    awesome capture

  9. Darvin Atkeson 51 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called California Photographers - Great California Photography , and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  10. Nick Chill Photography 51 months ago | reply

    This is an amazing sunset shot.

    You are invited to post it to "Flickr's Best Sunsets"!

  11. Megui Gómez-Sala 50 months ago | reply

    i hope you don't mind me to use this photo for a school project about saving water, i know this is not what you mean w/ this picture, but it fits perfectly our intention.
    of course, we'll credit you.
    thanks in advance.

  12. zuztic_ 50 months ago | reply

    This will go with the song Beautiful Day, by U2, knowing that their album was the Joshua Tree. Nice capture man!

  13. Sabrina Dengler 48 months ago | reply

    Absolutly gorgeous

  14. GirlsGoAmerica 43 months ago | reply

    Absolutely Beautiful!

  15. M.s. Niloy 34 months ago | reply

    WoW :O Like It :D

  16. byrne.images (out on assignment) 34 months ago | reply

    .: , this image has more views than my entire Flickr profile...awesome!

  17. Benjamin Becker Photography 33 months ago | reply

    stunning light and wonderful captured

  18. bostproductions 27 months ago | reply

    This photo was used without attribution on the website here:
    boxer.senate.gov/en/press/
    Barbara Boxer is a defender of SOPA and PIPA.

  19. Bill Gracey 2 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous light and a fine composition.

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