A few days alone, in the desert

Earlier this month I attended a business conference in Tucson, Arizona. The conference ended a few days before I had planned to meet up with Lauren and the kids in Los Angeles.

So when the conference ended, I rented a car and spent a few days driving and exploring the desert on my own, as I traveled west.

I spent a night in Joshua Tree park. I had never been before and I was really looking forward to making the visit. The Joshua trees were beginning to bloom. Everything was so peaceful and beautiful. I made a two hour hike in the morning and just took in the solitude.

I arrived in Tucson late last night. The desert is beautiful but I haven’t had a chance to get out and take photographs. Hopefully I will be able to make some time tomorrow.

But the hotel here has a few high powered telescopes so I put my camera up to one of them tonight, opened the aperture and held it steady at 1/30sec and took this photograph of the moon. One of those days I wish I had packed my tripod. The stars are just incredible.