For our final night in Death Valley, I made sure to muster enough energy *cough* redbull *cough* to stay up most of the night and play around with long exposures. While I wasn't very experienced with astro-photography at the time, the low light conditions from the new moon and distance from any neighboring cities was perfect for my first go around.
The trial and error from this night taught me that I not only needed to invest in a sturdier tri-pod to minimize camera shake, but I also needed to invest in a remote timer. Nonetheless, I think I got a few cool images from the night! I hope you enjoy. P.S. Let me know if you spot any clouds that look like UFO's, I may have freaked myself out a bit...