Colorado CR 96 and 69
This image was taken from my home at 9,000 ft elevation outside of Westcliffe, Colorado, a designated Dark Skies community: Star trails - including super bright Venus - are vanishing behind the high peaks of the Rocky Mountains. On the right side of this photo is Crestone Peak (14,295 ft high - the 7th highest peak in the US). Most photos of star trails are taken with wide angles but I took this photo purposely with 200mm to isolate the trail of Venus more and have it "pop". And usually a cloud would be a bummer for a night shot but I think this cool cloud only adds to the drama and atmosphere.