Fire and wind
To a photographer, often the most memorable things about a photograph are invisible in the shot itself. In this case, that element was the howling wind blowing dust and salt across the desert. We spent almost all the time I had planned for scouting the area trying to find a spot we could anchor our tent with a chance of getting sleep. Worse yet, we brought meals that required a fire to prevent contracting Salmonella so in the end we parked our tent between these large rocks on the leeward side of these big boulders, and our fire in a crack in a nearby rock. Exploring the ridges in the dark was interesting to say the least, but the sky was surprisingly clear despite the dust storms we had witnessed earlier. Anyway, here is a picture of our campsite, just as a tiny crescent moon started to rise, illuminating the foreground a little bit. Let me know what you think!