first "shot" started out with the flowers before the moon went down. this acted like a nice long shadow #sunset type of light. I took 3 sets of exposures with different focus distances to get the #wildflowers all in focus from directly under the camera (pointed down) to the pond.
second "shot" was just after the moon set into the smoke cloud (that cloud is a wildfire plume of smoke from a fire just outside of grand junction)
third "shot" was about 2 hours later after the sky got dark.
each "shot" described earlier is a strip of at least 10 vertical images stitched together, sometimes with 3 exposure braketing for each individual image in the pano "shot". the image is highly manipulated and warped. i left my friend in the shot chimping by the pond because its a bit of an anchor point on that side (roadsign on the other side)