This is a shot of the Milky Way from the Joshua Tree grove inside Death Vally National Park. It's always amazing to be in a place with so little ambient light. You can see the Milky Way with the naked eye so you just look up and aim the camera where the sky looks cloudy. This is a 20 second exposure, ƒ2.8 @ iso 6400 with a 15 mm Sigma fisheye lens. I did use lens compensation to level the horizon but you just have to be careful because it does stretch the perimeter pixels and on a daylight shot the edges would look a little blurred. I would also encourage you use a Jeep rental with heavy duty tires. My Nissan Pathfinder worked fine except it had street tires that were not made for the dirt/rocky roads of Death Valley. Yes, I had a flat tire on the back roads of DV and had to drive out with a donut over the same rough road. And there is no cell service except for one small spot in an area of 5,269 square miles. I always carry several gallons of extra water and I was with other folks who could help out.