This is one of my favorite images in the last few years. I put a decent amount of effort into it: planning, one hour hike each way, three hours shooting and about two to three hours editing with freshly acquired post production skills.
On our family summer holidays to the south-eastern most part of Germany I was very excited to execute a well planned milky way shot at the peak Kneifelspitze. The hike was fairly easy.
I made a nice panorama with the main peak Watzmann but unfortunately without any clouds. But the meant: milky way time! It slowly showed up, coming from the south and wandering to the south-west until it stood nearly vertical about the peaks.
Since sunset I continuously shot frames to blend it later all together in post. In the end, I used one shot after sunset to get a colorful glow at the horizon, one for the artificial lights at blue hour and one at full dark to get the milky way.
Do you timeblend your astroshots? I like to do so, because I want to add an additional subject to the image beside the stars itself.