Ryan Ranch in Joshua Tree National Park
|Ryan Ranch Ruins with Yucca at Dusk|
I whittled the list down a bit by seeing what had been shot extensively. Jumbo Rocks, Cholla cactus garden and Key's View are photographed so much that I felt a visit to those locations would be unlikely to yield an original photograph. (I did visit most of these locations in the day, though.) Ryan Ranch intrigued me because of its' smooth and colorful adobe walls. It's also a ruin -- those hold special attraction too. Using online tool, I could see it ought to catch the evening sunlight.
There is a campground about a 3-5 minute walk away from the ruins. On my day there were no clouds in the sky (sometimes I think I'm cursed this way). I liked working my way around this structure and shooting into its' angles as the sun gradually set.
The photo above is after sunset. I'm attached a few more from earlier that evening.
|Walls of Adobe at Ryan Ranch|
|Looking into the Ruins|