Took an impromptu detour through Joshua Tree National Park the other night and it was well worth it.
Along with the experience of being woken up in the middle of a moonlit night (while sleeping in the dirt) by a pack of particularly "unskittish" and uncomfortably close coyotes, I also came away with this photograph. And I quite like it.
I figured when in Joshua Tree, do as the photographers do and spotlight the joshua trees. In this case, I took that quite literally. I wanted to highlight these alien looking trees by making them look even more alien, almost as if aliens themselves were delivering them before flying off (the shooting star was pure happenstance). I was quite alone and the only source of light I had beyond my LEDs was my cell phone (an artifact of the impromptuness of the night (and a real pain when I was trying to suss the beta on the boulder problem of unknown grade via moonlight alone and with no pad)). Thankfully all went well.
It felt very good to get back out there shooting and climbing under the full moon, just the "Moonlight Tricksters" and me.