This is a spot at Joshua Tree National Park called Keys View. It sits in the San Bernardino Mountains and overlooks not only the Coachella Valley, but also the San Andreas Fault. This was the last stop on my spur of the moment day trip to Joshua Tree. My buddy said this would be a great place to view the sunset and was completely right. By this point, the windchill had pushed temperature to what felt like below freezing, but as you all know, to get the shot, we have to brave the elements. So I stayed out there for at least a couple of hours shooting this valley from different parts of the mountain perch, trying to catch as much of the changing light as possible. This is one of the first photos I shot of the sunset when I got out there.
As cold as it was, a view like this is more than worth standing out in the cold for.