I really want to get good at astrophotography. But I also like sleeping. So I'm often caught in between the two. The sky continues to do amazing things when we are asleep so an ordinary photo at 7pm may be something incredible at 4am. Finding the right place with limited light pollution is easier in the Southern Hemispher but that doesn't make it easy. And no matter what they tell us, in some situations you are limited by your equipment. As much as it sounds like as excuse, a good lens can just do things that a poorer lens cannot. The margin for error is much tighter to go along with the other challenges. You can spend an hour taking a single photo and if you get it wrong it tends to be really really wrong.
So even though I can critique this photo for ages (and a really good photographer would be able to critique it for the rest of time), I was pretty happy it. The Magellanic Clouds are two of the very few galaxies we can see with the naked eye. Predominately seems from the southern hemisphere, it was pretty cool to stare across a very dry cold lake and see them both so clearly. I felt very very small yet incredibly lucky. The stars can do that to you. I am still learning about photography and I know my limitations are unlimited. I've so much to learn. I know these aren't great photos. Way too much noise and nowhere near sharp enough. Partially me, partially the gear. But when I look at them I also know that I don't care.