In the UK, the best month to view the Milky Way is August, because you get a good view of the galactic core (the cloudy bits in this photograph). This was taken on August 23rd 2017, at 11.30pm. It had only just got dark, and would start getting light again in less than an hour. Time (and going out late) is critical for astrophotography, in the summer months.
It's harder than you'd think to find a night when there's freshly-fallen snow and a clear enough sky to see the stars. Usually, snow comes with thick white cloud, but on December 12th 2015, the clouds parted just in time to photograph the Milky Way, before the snow went.
This photograph was taken on January 3rd 2015. It was an experiment in giving the Moon an interesting shape, and creating similar patterns throughout the shot. I wanted the Moon's shape to mirror that of the wheel, and the clouds streaking overhead.