Get Out of Town…is always the best information that someone can give you when you hope to photograph the night sky unless of course you want to do some color correction in Photoshop.
This image was photographed at f-16 during a time exposure that lasted thirty minutes.
The gold cast that you see in the sky is from the ambient city lights of Fishkill, Beacon and Newburgh on the westside of the Hudson River.
Automobile lights can be fun to experiment with at night.
You can use them as a focal point as they trail off into the distance or you can use them to highlight areas of your image as in the image below.
Don’t let yourself be limited by the light source, grab anything from a flashlight to a small string of battery operated Christmas lights and experiment.