I stopped at the beach last night as the sky was clear and had a go at some shots of the Milky Way, quite fun but quite cold. The biggest problem was the 4×4 parked up the beach with their lights on!
The next task in my diploma course is to try some light painting, so I was out giving it a quick go tonight. Playing with long exposures, torches and flashes, with varying degrees of success. Using high ISO short exposures to test out composition and to get lots of stars seems to be a good place to start then take the longer exposures to add the light painting. I definitely need to play some more though.