This past week I spent a night down in southern Colorado near the town of Westcliffe taking pictures from sunset to sunrise, including the night sky and the Milky Way. The International Dark-Sky Association recognizes the area as a Dark Sky Community. It was my first real attempt at shooting the stars and Milky Way. The weather mostly cooperated, except for the clouds that kept sweeping through the area. Overall it was a great experience. I learned the technical skills to shoot the stars, came away with a few images I like, and found out southern Colorado is beautiful. I look forward to trying to shoot the stars again closer to home in Rocky Mountain Park.