One of the first shots I took taking into account the dark foreground. Still would have done it differently but at the time, this was gold.
If you've never been to a very dark location and you're able to get to Acadia National Park, ME... I suggest doing so. Nowhere on earth does the Milkyway look this bright, but Acadia is one of those places where without any question in your mind you can easily see the galactic plane with your eyes on a clear night. Its humbling.