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But really, this was taken in Joshua Tree National Park in California. The high desert in mid-Winter is certainly not the most hospitable environment for any warm-blooded organism, but I was not about to allow that to deter my photographing opportunity. The moon had risen just a couple hours prior, and the cloudy skies finally cleared away by around 10pm to light up the bizarrely beautiful landscape below. The long exposure helped blur the slow-moving clouds, while the nearly-full moon was more than an adequate source of natural lighting.

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