The salt flats in Death Valley can be extensive as in this scene created on a moonless night. The edges of these salt shapes create leading lines into the scene that merge with other edges to create interesting geometric patterns. The salt flat fades into the distant mountains. The star trails are orderly lines that create a pleasant pattern across the sky. They also add motion and some drama and contrast nicely with the irregular lines in the foreground. I chose to render the salt flats in blue to create a monochromatic scene. Blue is the most peaceful color and it conveys the mood I experienced that night.