I had the opportunity to go with some good friends and work on a technique that I had not used before - shooting several exposures of the same scene approximately 1/2 hour apart and then working the three images together to form a final composite image. I very much enjoyed the results, although it is a significant amount of processing work for me to arrive at the final image!! The presence of a crescent Moon made this exciting for me to try and get the stars and the crescent moon to show well in the final image.
This is from the hills above Hollister, California looking westward towards the Monterey Bay. Thanks Don and Mike!