Light The Night in Joshua Tree National Park

If you have been out to Joshua Tree National Park at night, you know it’s dark out there, pitch-black. That’s of course why a lot of photographers head out there to take night sky photos.

Last year I had the opportunity to shoot light paining with a few fellow photographers. This was my first time to do any light painting and I had no idea while I stood behind the camera what the photo eventually would look like.

If I had to pick a favorite, this is probably it. And if I had to explain why, I’d say because I can see all the stars in the world above and I love how the light paining disrupts the photo in the most beautiful way.

I do think, though, I love this photo because of the way it makes me feel, remembering how we worry too much about the unimportant things and miss the important things in life, like friendships, love, and magic.

If people looked at the stars each night, they’d live a lot differently. When you look into infinity, you realize that there are more important things than what people do all day.
~ Bill Watterson

Check out 3 more photos on my light painting page and let me know if you have a favorite and why.

This post was inspired by Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night.

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