Bone Dry

Location: Fossil Falls (Off Hwy 395) / Settings: (Composite of 2 images) Stars at F2.8, ISO 3200, 15 seconds / Light-painting at F8, ISO 100, 141 second exposure

This is one of those guided-by-intuition kind of spots, the kind that stick out like a sore thumb and curiosity gets the best of me, so I go in for closer inspection.

One of the more interesting aspects to this image besides the cool texture, is the lights glowing in the background.

If you want a good example for how light-pollution effects the landscape just look to Las Vegas (it's the strong background glow pictured here), over Death Valley national park and past some more desert over 140 miles away.