One of the most amazing places to shoot the night sky is located about an hour from Palm Springs, CA. The Salton Sea was once an area of prosperity, a vacation spot for Californians to enjoy the winter. Now, the sea is a remote mineral waste land. The sea has its own unique beauty in a away. Far away from any major city you can expect to find some of the most stunning views of the Desert's night sky. These shots were taken during the new moon early in the night allowing for a beautiful mixture of night sky and setting sun.
The wrench does not fix the car, it is the mechanic, and the camera is not what takes a great photo - it is the photographer. That said these shots where all taken with my Fujifilm X-T1. I absolutely adore this camera. The shots have wonderful colour and detail, and the camera is light! Most of my landscape work is shot with the 14mm f2.8 which makes for a delightfully lightweight, yet fast wide angle lens. Some tools you just like more than others, and replacing my large bulky canon system with Fuji was the best decision I ever made.