On the road to the Trona Pinnacles. This was a difficult exposure. No moonlight. I forgot my tripod. And I don't have a cable release for this particular camera, so I was limited to a 30 second exposure.
i'm spoiled by tumblr when it comes to galaxy/sky shots these days... but i like this! i do feel like it's a little too grainy, but probably just an effect of not having the proper lighting as you said in your description.