|Saguaro at Sunset, McDowell Mountain Regional Park near Phoenix, AZ|
|Light Trails at McDowell Mountain Park near Phoenix, AZ|
I arrived in Phoenix to cloudy skies -- not promising conditions for star trails. I went to McDowell Mountain Regional Park anyway, if nothing else just to scout out the area. I arrived just after sunset. While there I played around with some long exposures, light painting saguaro cacti and finally capturing a 6 minute exposure of the night sky as I drove the car back and forth along the road -- with only the parking lights, no headlights.
More images and light trails after the jump: