I was driving from Las Vegas down to Bullhead City. I left early hoping I might get a repeat of the sunrise I had seen a few days before. However, as I headed down the hill into the desert it became clear that it was clear. Very clear. I had driven this stretch of road a few years before and knew it was a pretty empty drive. I was hoping something would draw my attention for a photograph. I made a few stops but nothing seemed to work. Finally as it was light in the sky and the sun was getting close to rising, I noticed several Joshua Trees along the roadside.
I found a BLM road and stopped. One of the nice things about Nevada is the abundance of publicly owned lands. In Texas this would be private property and I would be photographing from the road. Here I can actually get close to the tree.
The earth shadow was still in the west and I framed up this Joshua Tree to fill the frame. I had a shot. It was not bad, just not the sunrise I was hoping for.
I packed back up and made the drive into town for breakfast by 7.