Fall’s Angle

sunset in the fall in JTNP by Patricia Knight Photography

Yay for fall weather!  Today’s high is only set to be about 85 degrees.

For some of you that may be warm for fall, but to us desert ratz, its just right!  And I’m actually having to take a jacket with me when I head out in the evening to photograph the setting sun or the night skies.  Was glad to have my jacket on this past Sunday when I set out to capture the sun setting across the desert as clouds were building overhead for a coming storm.   

As I was waiting for the sun to go down, I began to explore the area around me only to stumble upon another photographer photographing a woman in the nude up on the rock formation.  Yes, the golden hour light is amazing for portraits.  So glad I didn’t have my 12 year old son with me.  Yikes!


falls angle


While the storm clouds always make for a more interesting sunsets, this evening I was more entranced by the angle of the fall sunlight as it descended in the west on the landscape before me.  I only grabbed a handful of images, created one panorama and took a shadow selfie before the sun set prematurely due to a bunch of clouds in the western skies.

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How’s the fall weather where you are?


xoxo, Patricia

Posted on October 8, 2015 in Fine Art Landscapes, Landscapes, Photography

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Responses (5)

  1. Ed Davids
    October 8, 2015 at 12:30 pm ·

    Great timing. I’m heading over to Palm Springs this weekend, including one evening and night in the desert. Now I’m even more inspired, and will get there early enough for sunset and I hope some (benign) storm clouds!

    • Patricia Knight
      October 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm ·

      Yes the weather should be perfect for your visit to the desert Ed. If you happen to be in Joshua Tree after sunset, there’s an Artist Opening Reception at Gallery 62 from 6-8pm. I’ll be there. Hope you’ll stop in to say hello! Otherwise, I hope you have a relaxing weekend in the desert. 🙂

  2. Ed
    October 8, 2015 at 1:19 pm ·

    That’s great to hear. You didn’t mention which day, though.

    • Patricia Knight
      October 8, 2015 at 3:53 pm ·

      My bad. The Artist Opening is on Saturday. We’ve also got the Joshua Tree Music Festival going on all weekend. 🙂

  3. Van Tabbert
    October 8, 2015 at 3:41 pm ·

    Your pictures make me miss the desert! Fall is when temps drop into the 70-80s here in Dallas and the leaves begin to turn brown and yellow. We don’t really get much of the reds and oranges here.

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