Location: San Simeon, CA / Settings: (Composite) Light Art at F8, ISO 100, 552 seconds. Stars at F2.8, ISO 3200, 15 seconds.
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For me, this type of photo could not have been created merely a year ago.
I say this because in the last year I've started getting into compositing very high ISO star-shots along with my very low ISO light-art shots (always shot on location - it's a method I've outlined in this recent blog post).
Combine that with the development of a new light-pen (It's like turning B&W to color TV!) and you have the true holy-grail of technology and art - PROGRESSION.