Trickiness in Death Valley

First of all, WOW! What a trip! Everywhere I looked was utterly breathtaking, I felt like I could never put my camera or paintbrush down. Second of all, light painting was much trickier than I thought it would be. Before I left, I watched a few videos and read some articles, thinking “this will be easy,” “I know how to take long exposures, what’s some extra light gonna change?” Then I got out there, I couldn’t see anything, I didn’t know where to light from or how much light I needed, and it was cold. But through deliberations, trail and error, I think I got a few shots that aren’t half bad. Enjoy.