I took a video the night I shoot these images, some parts are dark when my flashlight is off but when my little headlight is on you can see the desert floor as I hike back to camp.
I mentioned in the video that I started taking the time lapse series around moonset. The time lapse went on for 3 hours and this is a layered shot of 2 of those shots, one at moonset of the dunes and another later of the night sky when the stars are most visible.
Here is the result of the time lapse series.
Wow – these are incredible. I love how you created the “invisible” into visible – such clarity, slow-time. Thanks, as always, for sharing this!