I had been sitting near the fire, trying different Iso on the fire, and the moon above camp. I decided to try once again to photograph the stars with a object front. I hiked down from my camp, around 11pm to a spot I had seen while exploring during the day. Setup with the tripod, took hundreds of shots. Finally hit it on the head.
MOab Utah, very sandy area. About 40 miles north and west of Moab. Spring canyon bottom, Dubikny well road area.