I drove around the farmlands just east of Denver, Colorado looking for interesting foreground subjects for Milky Way photography. While driving around, I found this farm with a beautiful old wooden windmill and cattle loader. Being that this is gun country, I didn't want to just hop the barb wired fence and walk around on someone's property and risk being shot at...especially in the middle of the night while using a spotlight. They would have looked out their window and started shooting. So I decided to knock on their front door. The people were very nice and cordial. I explained who I was and what my intentions were. I asked politely if I could "Shoot" so to speak...on their land. What a choice of words. Anyway, they said yes and the gentleman warned me that their were snakes in the area so that kind of put me on edge a bit, but I pressed forward with the mission at hand. Here I am hopping the barb wired fence with the tripod legs extended, camera bag on my back, gun at my hip, and spotlight looking for snakes while at the same time beating the grass with my tripod legs. suffice it to say, there were no snakes that time of night and I came up with some amazing shots.