There was a lot more light pollution at this location than I was expecting. Behind me there was a really bright sodium vapor light aimed at the beach. Then there was a bright green light to my left shining on the trees. Then a car showed up and drove through my scene. I guess you could say that I used my surroundings to light paint my scene.
I have been trying to shoot some milky way shots while visiting Kauai. Unfortunately the weather on the side of the island where we are staying was not cooperating. I ended up driving to the town of Eleele for clear night skies.
The milky way shot from the Hanapepe Valley Lookout in Kauai.