Seems I used to be able to see more stars out here in the exurbs - my night sky was darker - but now I have to travel further east to get out of the lights from Seattle/Bellevue.
We went to Gold Creek, just past the ski areas off I-90.
These pictures are pretty basic, set the ISO at 3000, shutter speed at 30 secs and F-stop as low as it would go, 3.5, lens rolled back to 18mm.... I am not a camera expert. Followed some directions on the Internet that said, open it up and experiment - basically dialed everything back as far as it would go. set the focus on infinity. (really want to say, and beyond!)
Excited that even in these picture I can find the Andromeda Galaxy, as well as the Double Cluster. One odd thing about seeing SO many stars is the constellations disappear. It's easier to see many of them from my yard. There are a few tiny lines that I'm guessing are satellites.
We should have continued clear weather for the next week, so maybe we'll head over by Cle Elum and see what the sky is like significantly east of the Cascades - and far from any city.
I dinked around with the raw files in photo shop to get colors that seemed okay, but they all came out differently due to the sequence in which I did what ever I did, which I am not sure of.
But it was nice to take a break from editing painting pictures. :)