Last night, my wife and I ventured east to Karval, Colorado, located in the high plains about an hour and a half from Colorado Springs, to the Karval Reservoir. This was our first time shooting in Karval, and we were impressed with how dark and desolate the area is. Other than a few cattle farms, it's surrounded by nothing but endless plains. We walked around the reservoir while we waited for the Milky Way to rise, and then began taking pics around midnight.
Here's one of those shots, a 30-second exposure of the night sky combined with a 15-second exposure of the tree. My wife light painted the tree with a flashlight in the second shot. I used a Canon 6D DSLR camera and a Rokinon 14mm F2.8 ultra wide lens.