Going to the desert near Eilat sounded like an awesome opportunity to shoot star trails. The clear air, the cloudless weather, and there are no city lights close enough to outshine the stars. There was, unfortunately, another light source I hadn't considered... The moon was full and it was up that night, which lights up the desert like the sun when you try to take long exposures.
The desert does have some interesting colors on a full moon night, but I can't say it was worth carrying the tripod in my pack all that time.
Anyway, some images from the trip and from Eilat, after the jump...
Desert tripping with my buddies...
One more nightshot in the desert.
Danger? we were looking for that road!
Also, I was super glad I carried the extra macro lens the whole trip...
Ahh who am I kidding, I love that lens.
And a couple of shots from Eilat's new "Ice Mall":
More long exposures with my tripping tripod.
My unfortunate full moon turned to good use. This was a nice trip, all in all, and it only took a week to edit all the photos!