For a close up shot and the light almost as bright as that of the desert in Southern California, and the filming is where, guess Oklahoma City, probably not! Near Edwards Air Force base there is light that could only be perfect for a director, me for one. I like that kind of perfection, Light!
The proverbial saying, "LIghts, Camera, Action..." for a reason, is said. We now have the light, next is the camera.