I enjoy creating scenes with the moon visible when it’s low on the horizon.  It’s intuitive for me to harmonize my light painting with its dramatic light to create a darker and more mysterious yet peaceful mood.  The light from the moon accentuates the shapes and textures of desert foliage in the foreground.  The gnarly Joshua tree adds interest and helps break up the skyline.  The dimly lit rocks in the background create depth and illustrate the ruggedness of this desert.  The autumn Milky Way is barely visible just to the left of the prominent rock on the right of the scene.

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