The soft afterglow of a desert twilight casts a warm, gentle veil over the Joshua Tree landscape. Images of America.

NEW RELEASE  |  Joshua Tree National Park is rather an alien kind of place, but is underrated as a photographic location. The contrasting forms of the trees against the thousands of granite outcrops makes for so many interesting composition and lighting choices….such unique images of America.

The park also seems to attract a diverse range of visitors….when searching for a location this particular evening, thinking I was well off the beaten track, I ran into a middle-aged man sitting atop a rocky outcrop, meditating…..naked. Probably the strangest thing was that he looked at me, and didn’t say a word. Finding my way back to the campsite in the dark was equally bizarre. I stumbled on a cave decorated with hundreds of coloured fairy lights, complete with rugs on the floor. There was nobody in the cave but I had a strong feeling that I was being watched, and hightailed it out of there as quickly as I could.

That night I was almost disappointed not to be abducted by aliens.