I don't often get to do astrophotography, maybe once or twice a year, but I would love to do a lot more of it as it's my favorite type of photography. But when I get the chance, I try to plan it well and hope for a clear sky. For this shot everything lined up perfect. Taken after a rather steep nightly hike. I had a short window of about 30 min where the galactic core was exactly where I wanted it and the rising moon wasn't completely ruining my shot just yet.