New Years Camping in Joshua Tree

This year my friend Clay rented out a whole Campsite in Joshua tree for us animators to ring in the new year. and let me tell you it was freakin’ cold. Also lots of fun too!

I arrived at about 3 on new years Eve, with just enough time to pitch my tent and look around. It gets dark so early out there.

My plan was to use my new Vivatar Flash to take photos of people! I had no clue if they would be in focus, since I couldn’t see a thing, but they ended up working perfectly! Maybe its because I stopped down to F11, and just got the focus kind of right? Either way, the 40 year old flash worked and I am so happy!

We also had wonderful hot cider provided b Brittany and Neisje!

Somehow we made it through the night, even though it got down to 35, then we had sooo much coffee! I think coffee was brewing consistently for 6 hours!

It got a little bit warmer, and we did some rock climbing, I didn’t get to far away from the camp site because I really wanted to be around for lunch!

Lunch was provided By Luciano, who drives this really cool vintage Jeep Cherokee!