Balancing rock, Hidden Valley, Joshua Tree National Park. Changing this photo to black and white heightened the drama and the strength of the composition, so I went with it darkening the blues when processing the photo to heighten the contrast. And yes, that sliver of white in the sky is the moon.
I also just recently purchased a wide-angle lens by Tokina. When I shot film, I shot largely with a wide-angle, and found myself really missing that, so for this trip, I shot exclusively with this, a kid with a new toy. So far, it’s responsive and sharp, and unlike the 18-200mm, retains a consistent aperture all the way through, which is quite nice.
Equipment: Nikon D90, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens