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Layers of landscape at Joshua Tree

With a group of fellow photographers, Melissa Turner traveled to Joshua Tree National Park last month for an overnight camping trip, capturing the landscape from sunset to sunrise. 

As the sun drooped, a gradient of color was cast on the mountain range -- a sight that Turner and her camera could not ignore. She shot the photo with a long zoom lens to compress the look of the mountains. 

"I loved the silhouette and the tones that the setting sun offered in the scene," she said. 

Turner used a Canon 70D with a 55-250mm lens to make this image on April 18. 

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