Orion is in descent now so I took a few shots before he bails completely. I took this with my EOS 400D using the standard kit 18-55 mm lens fully zoomed out with a roughly 2 min exposure time. Even with some Gimp editing the light pollution is evident, damn sodium street lights. The Orion Nebula comes through as slightly purple in the full size image which is nice.
I should probably take a shot without my house and tree in the frame but I like the composition.