Scouting this trail the day before, this scene caught my attention because of the massive pinnacle wall and its brilliant colors. Painting the scene with light at night was a rewarding and surreal experience. Starting from a position somewhere down the trail, the brilliant pinnacles were set ablaze with my flashlight. Perched high on the eroding bases, they contrast beautifully with the deep blue sky. The uniform star trails around Polaris provide a nice contrast in color and shape with the more random and irregular shapes of the land features. While photographing the star trails over a long period of time, I enjoyed peacefulness sitting on the edge of the trail with my back resting against the wall catching meteors and listening to hooting owls.
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