Location: Salton Sea, CA / Settings: (21 images merged) F2.8, ISO 6400, 15 seconds.
After a long drive from Phoenix, Arizona we had one last place to visit before heading home.
The thought that always comes to mind when visiting the Salton Sea is 'disproportionally beautiful' - I say that because visiting this spot in person is pretty disgusting - there are flies everywhere during the day and thousands of dead fish that die off every year around this time of year to create shorelines with their bones, it smells terrible - yet everything looks gorgeous and photogenic.
Where I was standing to shoot a pano of the Milky way (above) is actually about 50 yards out to sea in this photo below of Astro Bandit:
It's interesting to visit the same places at different times of the year and compare dramatic seasonal changes.
Here's another blog post I did at the same location back in June when the water was much higher.