Kids will be kids when they’ve got that spirit in their hearts. Two people who truly embody that are Amy Heiden and Brian Bonham. You might think that including them as they frolicked around on the Racetrack playa in Death Valley with their flashlights was intentional. Those who know me well enough know that I would have just as rather pushed them into a crater than have their lights compromise my shot. :) ( truth behind every joke )

But, when I saw this image on my display, I became really fond of it. It added a sense of place and gives you a better idea of what our night on the Racetrack was like. There was tons of laughing, huddling around sailing rocks, and gazing at a sky full of stars. It’s in the unintentional byproduct that often makes an image truly special.

In terms of processing
Very little done here outside of applying a preset from Dave Morrow’s Under The Stars Lightroom 4 preset pack and some finer touches in the LR Develop module.

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