I went out around midnight to get some photos of the galaxy. My spot about 15 minutes south of town was dark and quiet, except the occasional lowing of cattle and the buzzing of mosquitoes. I saw a couple fireflies too.
Both photos: 20 second exposures, 11mm, f/2.8, ISO 1600. Edited using GIMP.
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