Recently I went my mom's place which located North of Kota Kinabalu city in a valley country side Tuaran area. I spend few days there just to getaway from the city life. Light in that area is not poluted as in the city event though there are some street light has been install on the road side.
How it was made
Anyway, this photo was shot in the midnight time. It was a clear night. Set the camera on tripod, take out any filters attached on lens, put cable release and starting to take few test shots to determine the correct setting (it was fullmoon on that time).
Set my camera ISO to the lowest possible, put my camera aperture @ F6.3 so that I still get the focus but not too small aperture opening so the camera sensor can still catch the light from the star. Shoot in manual mode and set to 'bulb'. Compose the shot correctly and pre focus using manual focus then press the cable release and locked it, leave it for half and hour. I cover the camera with a cloth because a dew will be accumulated on top of it.
Unfortunately the shot was got over yellow on the back of the store. It was the light from the street light. I like to include the cables in the picture just to fill the sky. Would love to do this again on different place probably remote places.