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Guadalupe Nights

When I first looked at this shot after downloading it from our trip to Guadalupe Mountains National Park I didn't think much of it. The moon was way to bright and blowing out the scene. But with a little work in Lightroom I was able to bring out the scene and get the look I wanted. If 'Where the Wild Things Are' had taken place in the desert, I imagine it would have been in a place like this. I'm looking towards the Guadalupe Mountains from my campsite. Mercury is the bright 'star' below the moon. The lens flare in the shot gives you an idea of just how bright the moon was. And if you look closely, you can see the glow of another tent in the distance in the middle of the shot.

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