I walked out along Boy Scout trail shortly before the sun dipped behind the mountain range. The sun filled the atmosphere with incredibly golden light. The composition I was after required shooting very close to the sun, too close to avoid lens flare. So I set up in the shade of a Joshua Tree just out of the frame. The dynamic range was off the scale but a 5 shot HDR captured it all. Golden hour at sunset is by far the most beautiful time in the desert and this photograph captures the joy and inspiration I feel.