I've been trying to make it to Joshua Tree when it snows for at least 5 years now. Usually I'm out of town when it snows so I have no chance. The first time I really had a chance was years ago and I waited for a friend to go with me and it was pretty much gone by the time we got to the park. I wasn't going to make that mistake again. After hearing there was snow in the park I started to pack my gear. I knew I wasn't going to make it out by sunset and there was no moon so I figured I would wait till morning. I grabbed a quick nap and made for Joshua Tree in the wee hours of the morning. I wanted to catch the sunrise. The sunrise wasn't spectacular but the sight of the park under a blanket of snow was awesome. I'm so glad I decided to drop everything and go. I spent the morning shooting some shots and timelapse, but being a Friday, the park filled up with the quickness and I ended up having to help push people out of the snow more than I wanted. I got out of there before it got much more crazy. 

I came back a few days later because there was supposed to be more snow. In the end, there wasn't any new snow, but it was still cold enough that there was still a ton of snow on the ground. I had an idea to strobe the trees during the early light and I think they came out ok. On my way out of the park, I saw the Chola Garden and figured they would look pretty cool back lit. Boy was I right. Using an AD200 to light them, I shot two exposures, varying the positioning of the strobe, and layered them in photoshop. 

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