Shot at the abandoned Niland Marina County Park on the east shore of the Salton Sea.
Abandoned boat and star trails - with the Milky Way as a bonus feature - on the shore of Bombay Beach at the Salton Sea.
To produce this image, I shot 666 frames with my Canon 6D and Sigma 15mm EX DG lens at 20 sec f/2.8 ISO 3200 and stacked the images using StarStaX.
Obsidian Butte at the southern shore of the Salton Sea.
To produce this image, I shot 371 images with my Canon 6D and Tokina 17-35mm lens at 10 sec f/4 ISO 3200 and then staked them in StarStaX.
Obsidian is produced when magma cools very suddenly so that there is no time for mineral crystals to form. The resulting rock has a structure similar to glass. In ancient and modern times obsidian has been honed into ultra-sharp arrowheads, knives, and cutting tools.