So...North Conway was great. I went up for a weekend getaway with Andrea and the pup. (The hotel we stayed at was wacky, awesome, and allowed pets. Good times.)
I also was hoping to utilize northern NH's darker skies to try more star-trail type shots in a more astronomically-brilliant kind of setting.
That didn't work out so much...But I continued to screw around with new methods. Mostly to no avail. I did come up with the below shot. Which, in all of it's unrealistic glory, still looks kind of neat.
More experimenting soon. I will get this right, I swear. :)