ST Road Trip: New Year's Update

Let's kick off the new year with a bang... this is one of my favorite photos from the #ST_roadtrip, taken at Badwater Basin in Death Valley. I had to hike several miles into the salt flats to get these gorgeous geometric designs for the foreground. This is a composite panorama photo- the bottom (the salt flats) is a panorama of three vertically oriented images, while the top (the stars) is a panorama of two horizontally oriented images. Although shooting it as a composite like that significantly increases the amount of work in Adobe Photoshop to create the final image, it has the benefit that I can now print this photograph in a massive format. Taken with my sidekick for the trip- the @leica_camera SL and 24-90mm lens.