The polar vortex - Star Wings

Here is the first image I am ready to show from Bisti Badlands/De-Na-Zin Wilderness. This is an extraordinary place just south of Farmington, New Mexico, not far from Chaco Canyon. I was here for a night with +Benjamin Parker , and Dave Peterman. We left our cameras out clicking away for several hours while we had some dinner. I ended up with 315 exposures, each 33 seconds long (30 seconds + about 3 seconds to open and close the shutter and to restart. I then combined all these exposures in Photoshop. The light on the foreground structures is from the moon. This place is truly magical and highly recommended for a visit.

You can see a bigger version here: http://lagemaatphoto.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Southwest/Bisti-Badlands-DeNaZin-Wildern/i-GQTSNp2/A
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