Chasing the Milky Way on summer nights is one of my favorite things I do as a photographer. I don't get the opportunity to do it very often. Working an early morning job Monday - Friday leaves me with two nights a week to get out. But then I have to factor in the phase of the moon (can't shoot the Milky Way when the moon is bright and high in the sky) and the potential for an overcast forecast. So when the opportunity presents itself for me to get out and shoot the night sky, I gladly do it.