Technical notes... Nikon D7100, ISO 6400; 12mm, F4.5, 30 seconds....
There was no visible moon when my husband and I visited Goblin Valley last month. We did dispersed camping under the cliffs in Wild Horse Canyon, so it was extra dark, and maybe a little spooky.
I've loved seeing Milky Way photos thought this would be the perfect place to give it a shot myself. It was so happy when the first image came up on the back of my camera. There were more stars than could be seen with the naked eye; the foreground was dramatic because of the light leak from our camper; and there was a horizon that wasn't visible in the dark. However, when my husband painted the larger formation behind the red rocks with his headlamp, the image was even more exciting.
Later, when I looked at the image on a larger screen, I noticed that in addition to the stars you could actually see galaxies!