Backpacking the Grand Canyon had been on my bucket list for many years. In March of 2014 I got to check that one off and it was one of the most epic trips I've ever been on. This was taken from our camp site in the Bright Angel campground looking north towards Phantom Ranch.
There isn't much light pollution in southeast New Mexico so it's easy to see millions of stars on a clear night.
While learning how to do star trails, i decided to set up my camera behind my apartment in the middle of the city to see if that many stars would show up. I was pleasantly surprised.