This elegant sandpipe stands by itself reaching high above the desert floor. Its substantial form is unusual compared with its rugged surroundings among sagebrush and junipers. One is left wondering about its origins. The earthy colors are enhanced by carefully painting them with light to accentuate textures. The interesting sky features star trails with the Milky Way drifting into the scene adding drama and motion. The background of the desert was exposed at the end of twilight providing just enough light to capture its beautiful details.