But we did go to another site where the light was breath-taking and the desert terrain was dramatic, with huge towers rising from the ground.
As many of you know, another part of the desert that I find beautiful is the zillions of stars that are visible in the dark sky.
At our last campsite of the trip, I made a time lapse series of the stars. If you want to, you can see how the stars moved over the course of 2 hours in this short time lapse video. You can watch it at Youtube if you have trouble viewing it here.
Here was the final photo, after I stacked all the exposures together. I find the desert sky to be mesmerizing because there are more stars than I can fathom.