Posts Tagged:night photography

lightning in joshua tree national park captured by patricia knight photography

Star Struck by Lightning

With thunder rattling the upper atmosphere and lightning charging the skies, I grabbed my gear and prayed I wouldn’t get struck by lightning as I chased the storm cells in Joshua Tree National Park. The past 48 hours have been a whirlwind of weather.  Which is unusual for the desert.  Usually it’s just hot.  Miserably…

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The Moon in Winter’s Circle

I know the calendar say’s Spring and the weather in the desert right now is no where near winter but last night I was able to capture the Moon in the Winter’s Circle of stars.  After spending last weekend in the city where light pollution totally obstructs the night sky, I appreciate the night skies…

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blood moon october 2014 by patricia kngiht photography

October’s Blood Moon

The second of four blood moons made it’s appearance over Joshua Tree National Park (despite clouds rolling in from Hurricane Simon) in the wee hours this morning.  The first blood moon happened back in April. And the next two blood moons will grace the skies in 2015 (April and September). After watching my primetime shows…

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art journaling page for week 15 star struck

Art Journaling – Week 15 – Star Struck

Getting caught up on my art journaling.  This week’s theme was star struck.  I couldn’t help but think of some of my favorite images that would be perfect for this art journaling page. I love night photography. I love that I live next door to Joshua Tree National Park, which has little light pollution. Which…

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JTAG: Best in Show

And this is how I found out that I had actually placed 3rd in the Best of Show at the Opening Artists Reception for the “Place” Exhibit at JTAG this past weekend.   Epic failure on my part to not even be present for my first award at my first showing in an art gallery. …

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Night Photography – Cholla Cactus Garden

Photographing the desert landscape is not always easy.  Sometimes it can be downright dangerous.  Even more so when walking in a garden of Cholla Cactus (aka jumping cholla) after dark.  Because those spines have a way of finding their way into you when you least expect it.  And they don’t tickle.  In fact, it usually…

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Photographing Vacations

This week I am vacationing with my family in Canyon Country. I am blessed to have dear friends who are loaning us their cabin for the week, which is nestled nicely between Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you may recall a post of mine from…

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Project 365: Day 32

Moonlit Desert I just love when we have a full moon here in the desert. Makes for some great night photography.

Project 365: Day 11


Once in a Blue Moon

It’s a good thing I was able to go out on Wednesday night and capture some photos of the almost blue moon because there were too many clouds on New Year’s Eve to get any good photos. And as luck would have it, just about every single time I would push the button on the…

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