Starscapes and light pollution

Been playing around with night sky shots lately, here’s a couple of wide-angles of the sky above my house. The light pollution is annoyingly obvious.

For the northerners amongst us, that’s an upside down Orion in the first picture. 10mm wide-angle lens set to f3.5, ISO 200 and 40 second exposure here.

Showing more to the south of my location now with some low level cloud drifting in slowly covering the band of the Milky Way.

As close to the Orion nebula as my 500mm Sigma can get me.